Yeah, yeah, this is late. And kind of paltry. But I was busy yesterday practicing my dissertation defense. I’ll have another surprise later today, so keep your eyes peeled. Here are some great deals and offers in the meantime (and no, I still haven’t registered for all the promos from last week!).
Behind the Scenes Tour of Zurich Airport - LufthansaFlyer
I think ZRH may be my favorite airport, but that was probably helped along by a sleepless night camping out there near Starbucks for my early morning flight back to the states. I had a lot of fun during my post-college Eurotrip, and it helped inspire me to find any way to get back. Learn how to sign up for a free night and tour in Zurich, though no airfare is included.
50% off Virgin America – MilePoint Staff Member Darcie
I’ve flown Virgin America twice. I can say I like it better than Southwest. Still not my cup of tea (mood lighting freaks me out), but it is a serious competitor for the infrequent traveler market. And apparently for a good number of tech travelers in the Bay Area from what I hear. Use Darcie’s link to get 50% off through Google Offers. The catch is you have to pay $50 for the coupon. Good deal? Well, you’ll come out ahead on any trip over $100.
American Express Small Business Promotion - Deals We Like
AmEx seems to always have dozens of promotions going on. Although I don’t care for FourSquare, those of you who link your card will have an opportunity to earn a $5 discount off purchases of $10 or more at various local restaurants.
$50 off $250 Purchase at Travelocity - New Girl in the Air
While I don’t normally use third-party booking sites for most travel, a 20% discount is hard to pass up. UPDATE: It’s only good for hotels. I recommend you DO NOT use this discount to reserve a room at your favorite chain since you will be unable to earn points or stay credit. hotels are still fine if you have no other option, or if it’s a non-chain. Vegas would be a great place to use it. You must register first with American Express.
2,500 Free Avios Points per Child - View from the Wing
Iberia is giving away 2,500 points for each child that you enroll in their frequent flyer program. The great thing is these transfer to British Airways’ Avios program, and you can pool points with a family account. You can then redeem for domestic partner awards with American and Alaska (as low as 9K miles roundtrip). Too bad they require ID for each applicant. I may be Catholic, but no kids just yet!
Up to 160,300 AA Business ExtrAA Points - Points, Miles, & Martinis
Apparently we got the same email. Anyone can sign up for a Business ExtrAA account and earn a few points on the side in addition to regular AAdvantage miles. If you’re willing to create and share a short video about how American Airlines helps your business grow, you can earn enough ExtrAA points to earn several free flights. Even if you don’t win top honors, the first 400 videos will automatically earn 300 ExtrAA points.