The Best Cyber Monday Travel Deals of 2018: Southwest, Emirates, and More!
After Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, and the deals on travel just aren’t stopping.
There are flight deals whether you’re using cash or points, and there are some savings on hotels to be had. If you’re on the lookout for cheap travel gear, check out our separate post tracking some of the best deals.
This list will keep growing throughout the day, so keep checking back as we find more great deals.
Delta has a handful of special fares for Cyber Monday, whether you’re looking to pay with cash or SkyMiles.
Some highlights include getting from Boston (BOS) to Bermuda (BDA) for $317 or between New York City-JFK (JFK) and Aruba (AUA) for just $343. If you’re looking to burn some SkyMiles, it’s hard to do much better than a round-trip fare to Australia starting at 70,000 SkyMiles in economy.
There’s another great deal out there if you’re waiting to book some Delta travel. Buy a $250+ Delta gift card for yourself or a friend, and you’ll get a $25 Airbnb gift card free. You can only get one gift card per person, so it’s limited. But if you’ve got upcoming travel on Delta, you might as well get $25 free for Airbnb with it.
H/T to DealsWeLike for the Delta Gift card deal.
Your favorite “budget” airline is slashing fares for Cyber Monday, with flights as low as $49 one way.
Southwest is promoting its nationwide sale, with a rolling list of discounted fares from dozens of departure cities. But the great news is that travel is discounted all the way through late May, so you’ve got plenty of time to capitalize on these deals.
Calling this a Cyber Monday sale might be a bit of a misnomer. You have until Thursday, Nov. 29 to book at these prices.
Time it right, and anyone can fly to Europe and back in economy for just 48,000 miles – down from the standard 60,000 miles. With the United credit card, that drops to 45,000 miles. Statusholders get far steeper discounts.
Just book today for travel between Jan. 13 and March 28.
Cathay Pacific doesn’t care if it’s Black Friday or Cyber Monday – the deals are the same.
Just as during Black Friday, Cathay Pacific is touting some discounted fares to Hong Kong (HKG) from its seven U.S. hubs, including Boston (BOS), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD) and more. The round trip fares in economy for under $600 – including starting at $511 from San Francisco (SFO) – are a solid deal. But there are bigger savings in premium cabins.
Use the promo code HOLIDAY when booking directly through Cathay, and you can save $500 on premium economy fares, bringing the price as low as $773. If you’re ready to fork over for business class, you can save $1,000 and pay just $2,338 round trip.
It’s good for travel through mid-May – just book before Cyber Monday rolls into Tuesday.
The world’s #1 airline and its Black Friday deals live on through Cyber Monday. Check out Singapore Airlines’ massive Black Friday sale, with deals on flights from Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, and San Francisco.
The best deals include $447 nonstop flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo-Narita (NRT), $447 nonstop flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG), and nonstop Premium Economy from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,000 on the longest flight in the world.
JetBlue has some incredibly cheap – but incredibly specific – fares for Cyber Monday starting at $20 each way. We say incredible cheap because, well, $20 is just that. They’re incredibly specific because on any given route with a discount, there’s just one date you can choose from.
Luckily, all the deals are spelled out on the jetBlue flash fares page here.
Step right up to find a dirt cheap way to fly in business or first class.
LifeMiles, the quirky frequent flyer program of South American airline Avianca, sells its miles at a steep discount. But its promotion from Black Friday through Cyber Monday is the best yet.
You’ll get a 140% bonus on miles purchased through Cyber Monday no matter whether you buy 1,000 miles, 100,000 miles or more. This is a great way to top off your account or buy enough miles to snag a discounted business class or first class fare outright. Whether you want to fly EVA Air, Lufthansa, ANA or other great Star Alliance carriers, LifeMiles are great because of a well-priced award chart and very few fees.
But it gets even better if you LifeMiles is offering discounts on select routes for economy, business class, and first class award redemptions. With this discount, you could fly San Francisco (SFO) to Taipei-Taoyuan (TPE) in EVA Air’s incredible business class for just 60,000 miles one-way. It’d be just $825 to buy those miles for a $7,000+ fare.
The Iceland-based low-cost carrier saved the best for last.
You can score 40% off all WOW air flights to Europe by using the promo code WOWCYBERMONDAY. Considering fares begin at $99 one way before the discount, you can save some serious cash with this deal.
Scope out some flights at the WOW air homepage. You must book round trip to qualify for the discount, and travel all the way through April 2019 is eligible. The promo code expires Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Keep in mind that most of the fares on sale are the WOW air basic fare, which does not include a carry-on or advance seat assignment.
American Airlines also put its miles on sale for Black Friday, and that deal lives on through Cyber Monday. It’s not quite as lucrative as LifeMiles – you have to buy at least 10,000 AAdvantage miles to start getting a bonus, and bonuses get larger as you buy more. But if you’re 10,000-plus miles short of an award booking, this could be a great way to top off your account.
Their promotion runs through Monday.
The cheap fares on Emirates have survived Black Friday. Some great deals are still available for Cyber Monday.
At $479 round trip, the price to fly Emirates from New York City-JFK (JFK) directly to Milan (MXP) has ticked up from its Black Friday price of $449. But it’s still a great deal and one worth cashing in on for spring travel on one of the world’s best airlines.
Other routes on sale include flights to Athens (ATH) and Dubai (DXB), the Middle Eastern airline’s hub. Check out the full list of fare sales here.
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is getting into the Cyber Monday game with some great deals. But the best deals aren’t even to New Zealand.
You can fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) nonstop for as low as $455 round trip on Air New Zealand. Or head to the South Pacific, with flights to Rarotonga (RAR) in the Cook Islands for just $545 round trip.
Fiji on your bucket list? Now could be a great time to book, because Fiji Airways had a Black Friday deal on flights from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL). And the deal hasn’t disappeared yet!
Flights from the mainland start at $729 round trip, while you can snag a fare for $699 from Hawaii. Book by Tuesday to catch these prices.
Travelers stationed at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) or any of Sun Country’s airports can snag fares as low as $49 one way.
The low-cost airline’s Cyber Monday deals touch more than a dozen different airports, and Sun Country warns these bargain fares won’t last long. It requires flights on Mondays through Thursdays, with travel eligible from Jan. 7 until March 7, 2019.
These prices are a bit higher than their Black Friday deals, but there’s a tradeoff. Flights from Monday through Saturday are eligible for the discounted pricing for Cyber Monday – far more generous than the airline’s earlier promotion.
MSP to Las Vegas (LAS) and back starts at $59 each way. Travelers based in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) can fly between LAS for $49 and get to Tampa (TPA) for the same price each way. Nashville (BNA) travelers can get to a handful of destinations for just $39, including Miami (MIA), New Orleans (MSY) and Orlando (MCO).
It might not be a Cyber Monday deal, but it’s still a great promotion. Hotel chain IHG is offering 20% off or more on hotel bookings made through Jan. 7, 2019. Simply head to their annual sale homepage and start searching.
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