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Cheap Flights from InsanelyCheapFlights.com
(PRWEB) June 30, 2012
InsanelyCheapFlights.com announced today that it is discounting thousands of flights from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports to destinations in the U.S. and world-wide. the site is offering a promo code that applies to flights from new York and is valid for most flight bookings.
Bachelor and bachelorette party planners should note that the sale includes flights from new York to Las Vegas. Travelers looking to try their luck will have a little more money to spend when they reach their destination, while those more interested in the party scene will have a few more bucks to spend on the bar tab.
For travelers looking to work on their tan this summer, flights from New York to Miami are also eligible for the discount. Grab that perfect bathing suit and head over to South Beach, or relax by the pool at the famous Fontainebleau hotel. Since the sale isn’t limited to summer travel, travelers planning ahead can spend their winter in Florida for less.
For flyers with international travel plans, the discount also applies to flights from new York to London. those looking to fly across the Atlantic in style can save money on first class tickets, or use the discount on cheaper economy tickets and have more left over to see the sites London offers. from big Ben to Piccadilly Circus, less money spent on getting to London means more money to enjoy the city.
Since 2009, InsanelyCheapFlights.com’s focus has been helping its users find the cheapest flights available online. While the site has recently added hotel room and car rental bookings, it maintains its core goals. “We’re still all about cheap flights, and this promotion continues that tradition” says Steve Oliverez, founder of InsanelyCheapFlights.com. the discount is good on flight bookings and applies to service fees.
“We love new York,” says Oliverez. “Sometimes, though, it’s good to get away for week. A lot of flight sales are only good on specific distensions or specific dates, but we wanted to give new York travelers more choice.”
Last week Delta broke ground on its new $160 million renovation and expansion at New York’s LaGuardia – the airport’s biggest improvement in over 40 years. Mayor Bloomberg, Lt. Governor Duffy, Congressman Joseph Crowley, the head of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, and Delta CEO Richard Anderson were all on hand.
But travelers don’t have to wait on construction to begin reaping the many benefits of Delta’s newest hub. the upgrades have had an immediate impact, starting with non-stop service to 12 new cities that launched on March 25.
La Guardia has been much maligned by frequent travelers for years, and rightfully so, thanks to its dated facilities, poor on-time records, extensive use of tiny propeller planes, and lack of long distance flights to useful destinations and hub cities. I myself have been stuck there several times when the slightest bad weather downed the more susceptible turboprops. Additionally, the old adage “You can’t get there from here,” was all too often the case with LGA. But it is the most convenient airport for the vast majority of city dwellers and the fastest and cheapest to access from Manhattan. Delta is already solving many of the problems associated with LaGuardia, especially in its new array of flights and planes.
The most significant new destinations brought on line were Dallas, Miami and Washington-Dulles, all major global hubs and important places in and of themselves. Smaller cities with new direct service are Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y.; Richmond and Norfolk, VA; Manchester, NH; Burlington, VT; Greensboro, NC, and Louisville, KY. Many of the new shorter routes will be serviced with regional jets offering two-class service and Wi-Fi, while other carriers previously operated these routes with smaller turboprops.
This was just the first phase of a major expansion by Delta in its efforts to create a significant domestic hub in New York, the busiest aviation market in the world. the airline will increase service at LaGuardia by 60 percent, adding a stunning 4 million seats into New York, with 100 new flights and 26 more new destinations coming on line by summer 2012. When its full schedule is implemented – which is not far off – Delta will operate more than 260 daily flights to over 60 cities, more than any other carrier.
On July 11, Phase two of Delta’s LaGuardia expansion will add new routes to major cities including Denver, Houston, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Montreal, as well as Wilmington, NC; Roanoke and Charlottesville, VA; Myrtle Beach, SC, and Ottawa, Ontario. at the same time, existing service to Chicago, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and several other cities is being expanded with additional flights.
The physical changes at the airport rival the increased airlift in terms of ambition. These include a 630-foot connector bridge linking Delta’s twin Terminals C and D, a new Delta Sky Club in Terminal C, an expansion of the Sky Club in Terminal D, and expanded security lanes in both. the new bridge will allow Delta customers to walk between terminals, facilitating convenient connecting flights without having to re-clear security.the renovated and expanded domestic hub in Terminal C will offer five new chef-driven sit down restaurants, plus an expansive food hall with taqueria, gourmet burgers, upscale sandwich shop, Chinese barbecue, fresh seafood, fresh market, and pop-up retail stores. They are even adding a beer garden and a wine bar with 101 offerings.
The new flights and hub connections also bring a less obvious benefit to the New York market: a greatly expanded slate of package trips. all the major airlines offer a package vacations division, but Delta operates by far the largest such operation as a fully-owned subsidiary, and Delta Vacations is the only one I have personally used. I am a very savvy traveler who knows every booking trick and website there is, but since they control large blocks of seats and have discount clout with hotels through massive bookings, I have seen several instances where Delta Vacations offered lower combinations of flights and hotels (and tours and transfers) than I could put together myself any other way. I recently recommended them to another travel writer who then booked a trip to Rome because he was astonished how much cheaper everything was than when he tried to book it himself. But it is not just for budget travelers, since they also offer discounted premium class seats, and unlike some package operators, travelers earn Sky Miles for every trip, often with bonuses. Minneapolis-based Delta Vacations is coming to New York in a big way.