- The Washington Times - Friday, June 16, 2006

NEW FLIGHT, NEW DEAL

Beginning June 29, Maxjet Airways is increasing its Washington service to five times a week with a Thursday-night departure. With the added departure, flights are available every day except Tuesday and Saturday. All flights are aboard Maxjet’s Boeing 767 configured with an all-business-class seat layout.

Maxjet also has announced a fall fare sale for travel between Washington Dulles International Airport and London Stansted. Round-trip fares are $1,199, all taxes and fees included. Travel is good anytime from Sept. 12 through Nov. 10. Tickets must be booked by July 14. Use the promotional code FALL06 when booking. See www.maxjet.com.

ONBOARD SPENDING

Passengers booking on Crystal Cruise with Expedia.com can receive up to $600 in shipboard credit. The deal is good for any cruise in fall or winter on the Crystal Symphony or Crystal Serenity. Itineraries include Western Europe and Northern Europe, the Panama Canal, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Other booking benefits include sparkling wine and truffles for passengers selecting a balcony or ocean-view room or an extra $100 off per person for bookings before June 30. Go to www.expedia.com/cruise.

ON THE HOUSE

Stay at London’s Dukes Hotel for three consecutive nights in summer, and the third night is on the house. The Three for Two at Dukes package is available anytime from July 24 through Sept. 10. The promotional rate is $483 per night for a classic double room. Spread over three nights, the average nightly cost is $322, a good deal for a prime hotel in one of London’s best neighborhoods. Taxes are not included. Go to www.dukeshotel.co.uk.

BRING A GUEST

Book a stay at a Couples Resorts in Jamaica in fall and take along your significant other for free. The Fall in Love Again promotion is available at Couples Sans Souci, Couples Ocho Rios, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril. Book before July 15. Travel dates and rates vary with each resort. See www.couples.com or call 800/COUPLES.

AWARD SEATS

United Airlines has released additional award seats to select destinations in summer. Flights are available through July 31. Some of the sample destinations include Denver and Miami. See www.united.com for a list and more information.

FREE ADMISSION

Stay at one of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s hotels — Governor’s Inn, Woodlands Hotel & Suites, Williamsburg Lodge, the Colonial Houses, or Williamsburg Inn — for four consecutive nights, and your family gets free admission to all historic area attractions for the length of your stay, a savings of up to $176 for a family of four. The families-free offer also can be applied to other package rates that include admission to Busch Gardens and other area attractions. Valid for stays through Sept. 30. Go to www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

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