Category: Escape Fares

Chicago to Tel Aviv for $650

Without a doubt, Tel Aviv is one of the more awesome cities in the world. Their nightlife is like no other. And now, there’s a cheap way to visit. Airfarewatchdog is reporting there are $650 fares on Delta from Chicago to Tel Aviv via JFK for Jan, Feb and March 2014. Might be worth buying... Read more »

Holy crap! Chicago to South Africa for $1000

Well, I lied. It’s actually $982. I’m finding Chicago (O’Hare) to Johannesburg on Lufthansa (via Munich) in September for that price. That’s a kickass price.

September Escape Fares

We’re in the home stretch of cheap airfare – soon the fall discounts will come, and I’ll be happy that I can go somewhere cheaper. North America: Chicago to Los Angeles is $167 on Spirit, and around $175 on United, US Airways, Continental and American. Boston is $117 on American. Las Vegas is showing up... Read more »

Early August Escape Fares

It’s been a while since I’ve done Escape Fares, but there are some interesting fares out there…   Domestic: Boston is showing up as ~$116 r/t on JetBlue, Continental and United. San Francisco is showing up as $231-239 r/t on American, Continental, United and Virgin. Palm Springs, CA is showing up as $185 r/t on... Read more »

Escape Fares: Honolulu in September onward from $441 r/t

Normally I’m all about staying in Chicago for the summer because we live in the most beautiful city in the world when the weather’s gorgeous. After the last month or two of schizophrenic weather, it’s time to think about going somewhere warm and sunny. American, Continental and United are showing round trip airfares in September... Read more »

Chicago to Istanbul for $505 r/t

That is, according to Fatwallet. You’d fly nonstop on Turkish Airlines (not too bad, good wine selection.) I’m a big fan of Istanbul as a city – lots of culture and history and great food. US passport holders will get a visa on arrival for $20 (it’s a neat sticker.)

American Airlines to China, Japan for under $700

This is a great deal on American Airlines to go to either Japan (Tokyo) or China (Beijing, Shanghai). Fares are good until Friday the 18th and you need to depart by March 31st. For US Passport holders, Japan just requires a passport. For China, you need a visa – an expensive one. The Chinese Consulate... Read more »

Spirit Airlines cheap fares to warmer

While looking at a fare engine I’m fond of, I found fares on Spirit to the following places: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands: $135San Juan, PR: $136Las Vegas, NV: $119 I’m not a big fan of Spirit myself, but these fares have got me considering them…

July Escape Fares (what's left of them)

Typically Chicago is a great place to stay in during July – and why bother leaving? Between the Taste of Chicago and street festivals, it’s a fun place to spend time. But if you truly want to get away, here are some relatively inexpensive destinations for July.San Jose, Costa Rica. Showing from $253 on American... Read more »

Escape Fares for June

This week’s not the week to escape Chicago with the impending Blackhawks win and the US Soccer team taking on the world come this weekend. With that, I thought – which would be more fun to go to, Philadelphia or Africa? There’s no doubt that going to Africa will require time and money and a... Read more »