Lufthansa launched a fare sale yesterday offering several attractive fares to a handful of European destinations.
By far and away the best deal is a roundtrip from San Francisco to Stockholm for only $399.
There is a large number of fares that will get you to Europe for well below $500 including New York – Madrid, Seattle – Frankfurt, Denver – Paris, Boston – London, etc. etc. It seems that each USA gateway city has at least once outstanding deal.
Departures must take place between February 2 and April 6, 2017 and return travel must take place between February 2 and October 6, 2017. Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days in advance of departure and surcharges may apply for weekend travel (Thursday – Sunday flights).
The fare sale lasts through January 31, 2017.
As a result of an apparent coup attempt in Turkey earlier today, major airports in the country have been closed and there are no indications as to when they will re-open to passenger traffic.
Media reports suggest widespread attacks by Turkey’s own military has been taking place on a variety of targets in Istanbul such as their police headquarters and other government installations. What’s not clear at the moment is the leadership of Turkey.
Rumors have been suggesting that Tayyip Erdogan has gone into hiding and requests for his asylum in various countries has thus far been rejected. It also appears that the military has taken control of most media outlets in the country.
According to the media, border crossings have been closed and all major airports are shut down and are under military control. If your plans involve traveling to, or transiting Turkey, please check with your airline or travel agent. These events do not seem to have an end in sight, and you may be better off simply avoid Turkey for the foreseeable future.
For US Citizens, the State Department has set up a dedicated page tracking the events and providing advice for Americans trapped in Turkey.
Tune into your local news outlets, because this is far from over……
In news released by the US DOT, it appears that we have a list of cities that will be able to fly to Cuba from the USA beginning this fall.
According to the news, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale are the initial cities on the ‘approved’ list. According to the DOT, it paves the way for 10 roundtrips to operate daily between the US and Cuba.
Approved carriers thus far include American, JetBlue, Frontier, Silver Airways, Southwest, and Sun Country.
This announcement has no bearing on charter flights that already operate to Cuba.