- The Washington Times - Friday, October 7, 2005



With the Christmas shopping season right around the corner, British Airways has announced an all-inclusive shopping trip to London.

Priced at $580 from Washington Dulles International Airport, the three-day, three-night package includes nonstop, round-trip economy airfare, accommodations at Jurys Inn, Chelsea, daily breakfast, champagne afternoon tea at Selfridges Gallery restaurant and a voucher worth about $35.

Those looking to add a little luxury to the shopping trip can upgrade to the Shopping in Style package for an additional $2,179 ($2,728 total). This package features an upgrade to Club World — business class — accommodations at the five-star Marriott County Hall, a Selfridges personal shopper and limousine transfers between the hotel and airport.

Both packages are on sale through Dec. 16 for travel between Oct. 27 and Jan. 31. The cost is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not include taxes of up to $128. To book, call 877/428-2228.


JetBlue has announced a cross-country SuperFly fare sale for travel from Dulles airport. Sample one-way fares to Long Beach, Oakland, San Diego and Sacramento, Calif., begin at $99.

Fares are lowest for midweek travel. A seven-day advance purchase is required. Travel is valid through Dec. 14. Blackout dates are Nov. 22 through Nov. 28. Taxes are not included. To book, see www.jetblue.com or call 800/JET-BLUE.


Though it may not be the most obvious reason for a sale, AirTran Airways has announced a systemwide fare sale in celebration of the delivery of its 100th Boeing jet. Sample one-way fares and destinations from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport include: Atlanta, $69; Orlando, $89; Grand Bahamas Island, $99; and Cancun, $149. Similar fares are also available from Dulles. Travel is valid through Feb. 1. Lowest sale fares are available for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday travel. Tickets must be booked by Oct. 18. Taxes are not included. To book, see www.airtran.com or 800/AIR-TRAN.


Spirit Airlines has announced a rare in-season sale to all destinations in the Bahamas and the Caribbean from Reagan National. Sample one-way Caribbean Chic sale fares include: Nassau, Bahamas, $129; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, $159; Grand Turk and Providenciales, $159. Grand Turk and Providenciales service does not begin until February. The fare sale ends tomorrow, but the sale tickets are good for select travel dates between Oct. 11 and March 31.

Lowest fares are available for midweek travel. Taxes are not included. To book, see www.spiritair.com or 800/772-7117.

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