Deal Dispatch: New York to Manila for $648, AirAsia Sale & get ready for Black Friday!

This week’s Deal Dispatch brings you cheap fares to Manila from New York on China Eastern, a Sale on AirAsia with P0 fares (fees only) for domestic flights and tips to buy your travel gadget in the upcoming Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales!

Flights: International fares continue to be cheap compared to the last few years, mostly thanks to the low oil prices. I’ve had low fares on trans-atlantic and trans-pacific routes every week and this week is no different:
You can fly on China Eastern from New York (JFK) to Manila, starting at $648 round-trip for winter travel. From New York, you can also fly to Dublin from $588 (Air Canada, Lufthansa) or to Shanghai from $698 (Air Canada). Check Airfarewatchdog for more options from New York or search from your home town for similar fares!
Once you get to the region of your choice, you can continue your travel with regional low-cost carriers and explore more than just one place! AirAsia currently has a big sale going on with base fares at 1 penny, so you only pay fees and taxes on many flights. From Manila, you can book flights for PHP200 one-way (less than $5) to domestic destinations or go to Macau from PHP1,200 ($26 one-way) or PHP1,900 to Seoul ($40 one-way). Read my review to find out what to expect from AirAsia Economy class!

Gear: ahh… ’tis the season – to shop! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up, it’s time to get ready to buy travel gadgets for future trips. Check out my list for the Top 5 Travel Gadgets you should bring and the How to find the right travel camera. My favorite web site to find out about the Black Fridays or Cyber Monday deals before people go crazy is dealnews – you can see all the Black Friday to plan your trip to a physical store or the “secret” deals of online shops that have been leaked, including Amazon! The best deals are often for last year’s model or refurbished products – I often buy one or the other to save a lot of money of the latest, greatest!

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