Inexpensive flights available from Orlando as 40-weary residents seek to travel again
ORLANDO, Florida – After dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for over a year, many are ready for a vacation and a bit of relaxation.
Michael Fallon is a university professor who loves to travel and enjoys it a lot.
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“You know, the pandemic has been difficult for me, because I love to travel so much,” Fallon said.
One of his best deals was a trip he took to China with his mother and booked using a website called Scott’s Cheap Flights.
“They send you the transaction alert, then they tell you how to book it,” Fallon said.
News 6 went to the website and created a profile and there are a few offers. A flight from Orlando to Los Angeles was $ 137, from Orlando to Denver $ 97 round trip, and a round trip flight from Orlando to Anchorage, Alaska was $ 259 round trip.
Scott Keyes is the founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights and the author of “Take More Vacations”. He knows how to find these secret deals.
“I’ve been a professional cheap flight expert for almost a decade,” Keyes said.
He noted that he saw a pent-up demand.
“People are really coming back with vengeance a year after spending a year not being able to travel for the most part,” Keyes said.
According to Keyes, there are a lot of deals to be made and the website sends daily alerts to your email based on your preferences.
For international flights, some offers include Orlando to Dublin, Ireland for $ 300 round trip and Orlando to Reykjavik, Iceland for $ 240 round trip, both on full-service airlines.
“There are a growing number of countries you can go to with a negative test (COVID-19) or with proof of vaccination,” Keyes said. “So these are places like Iceland, places like Greece.”
This $ 240 round-trip ticket to Iceland could be coupled with another offer for eight days and seven nights at the Odinsve Hotel in Reykjavik for $ 1,000 per person.
Bob Cook is Go Travel’s sales manager and said places closer to Florida like the Caribbean aren’t where the deals are right now because hotels and resorts aren’t operating at full capacity.
“Greece, Croatia and Serbia will be much smaller because they have been empty for 19 months,” Cook said.
This is the second time that we have heard from Greece.
So here’s an offer for you: $ 1,899 per person can get you seven days and six nights at the Golden Age Hotel in Athens or similar establishment and that includes the plane ticket, according to Cook.
If that’s too expensive, try Mexico where $ 900 will give you seven nights at the all-inclusive Ocean Coral and Turquesa in Cancun, and that includes the plane ticket.
“There are all kinds of deals out there,” Cook said.
Keyes and Cook are both stressing over knowing the COVID-19 restrictions on where you want to travel.
Also, they say if you see a good deal, don’t wait, jump on it quickly because the prices change quickly.
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