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Black Friday 2022 is here. And with travel back in full swing after a tough few years, companies are stepping away from their usual array of promotions and discounts.
Airlines are running out with some solid fare discounts from the United States, whether you’re looking to fly domestically or fly around the world. You can get some solid discounts on hotel stays and gift cards too.
But beware: Just because it’s Black Friday doesn’t mean you’re getting the best possible deal — Black Friday flight deals are more marketing gimmick than fact. You can find cheap flights any day of the year – And rarely are the best deals announced through discounts or big promotions like these.
So check out some of these deals, but also do your homework. This list is sure to grow, so be sure to re-circle throughout the day!
Air travel deals
Ireland’s Aer Lingus has slashed prices on select flights across the pond to mark the occasion, with $100 discounts on round-trip fares to both Dublin (DUB) and Shannon (SNN).
You’ll find these discounted fares from just a few Aer Lingus itineraries from the US. The low price is already reflected in what you find through Aer Lingus – or even by searching with Google Flights.
With these discounts, that means round trip flights to Dublin for as low as $350 round trip in economy.
These savings are available on flights through May 31, 2023. But you need to book by next Thursday, December 1 at 6:59 PM EST to get these fares.
Check it out on the Aer Lingus website.
Alaska has slashed some seriously low fares on flights to Hawaii with a 30% discount, bringing one-way fares as low as $98.
Alaska is offering 30% off select fares to Hawaii using a promo code ALOHA30. The cheapest fares are basic Alaska fares—the airline calls them “savings fares.” It is only available via a narrow window: Monday through Thursday from January 10th through February 15th.
If you can make this work for a trip to Hawaii, great! If not, Alaska says you can save 10% on any flight today.
But act fast: This sale ends tonight, November 25 at 11:59 PM PT.
See all the details on the Alaska website.
Avianca Life Miles
It might not be a Black Friday deal per se… but it could be a lot nonetheless.
Avianca LifeMiles is an undervalued mileage program and one of the few where it can make sense to buy miles in bulk. This is especially true when LifeMiles offers a bonus of this magnitude: Up to 170% more miles When you have purchased 51,000 LifeMiles or more.
This is one of the biggest bonuses we’ve seen when buying LifeMiles so far, and it can be very profitable – but only if you do your homework. You will need to sign up for this One Mile promotion first time, then you will see the rewards appear when you go to buy LifeMiles.
With a 170% bonus, purchasing 51,000 miles (for $1,683) will earn you a combined total of 137,700 Avianca LifeMiles. That works out to 1.2 cents a piece, which is about as good as it gets when you can redeem those miles for Lufthansa First Class, Business Class EVA Air, and many more.
One of the best airlines in the world is getting in on the action for the Black Friday flight deal once again.
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific touts flights from the US to several Asian destinations starting at less than $700 round-trip, including the Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore. There’s also some decent savings on Premium Economy and Cathay Pacific business class tickets, though they aren’t cheap anywhere.
Flights can be booked now through November 28 at 11:59 PM PT at these prices or while supplies last. Travel from January 1 through May 23 and again from August 15 through October 28 qualifies for these lower fares.
And keep in mind: Asia is practically wide open for travel again.
Check out the sale details on Cathay Pacific’s Black Friday page.
Delta is in on the shopping season, too. And it’s a mixed bag.
You’ll find plenty of fares already available on the “Sun and Fun” Black Friday flight deals page, with results tailored to your country’s airport. There are some decent deals whether you use cash or Delta SkyMiles.
But Delta has another promotion worth considering: Earn 4x SkyMiles when you purchase a Delta Gift Card of $250 or more!
This could easily be worth it if you plan to book Delta Air Lines flights in the near future — or not in the near future, because this gift card never expires. A $500 2000 Gift Card will earn you more Delta SkyMiles. Just keep in mind that it can take up to 14 days for the reward miles to reach your account, and you won’t be able to use the gift card until 72 hours after purchase.
You can buy gift cards for yourself or as a gift for your favorite traveler to earn some extra miles.
Head to the Delta page to purchase gift cards
Icelandair is one of the cheapest ways to get to Reykjavik (KEF) or almost anywhere in Europe. The airline advertises some decent discounts that may make it even cheaper.
Head to Icelandair’s Black Friday sale page to check out what you can book from cities like Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Boston (BOS), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), New York City (JFK), Denver (DEN), and many more. We see round-trip fares to almost anywhere in Europe under $400 from many cities.
Or you can even snag a roomy Iceland Saga Premium seat for under $1,000 round trip.
You can travel from January 6 to April 30 of next year at these fares from most cities except Detroit, which sees great deals throughout the spring and summer and into the fall of 2023. But you need to book by midnight local time on Sunday, November 27 to get these fares.
Head to the Iceland Sale page for more information!
Qatar Airways is taking part in the Black Friday event again with promo codes for some decent savings.
The best ruling airline in the world has created a private jet Black Friday sale page, announcing round-trip economy fares from the United States to destinations around the world for $200 – or $350 premium business class fares on Qsuites. Book by November 30th for a trip from January 11th through May 14th, 2022.
This isn’t the biggest savings we’ve ever seen, but it might make sense. Qatar says these discounts only last when bookings made by Saturday, November 26 — and for travel from December 26, 2022 through October 31, 2023.
Check out the special discounts page for Qatar!
Singapore has fun for shoppers on Black Friday.
The airline has slashed prices on its Premium Premium Economy seats to as low as $1,029 round-trip from New York City (JFK) to destinations like Bali (DPS) or Kuala Lumpur (KUL). There are good deals on economy to business class in Singapore from several US cities to Vancouver (YVR) as well.
These deals are available through November 29, so you have a few days to decide on them. If you have an Amex card like The Platinum Card® from American Express or the The American Express® Gold CardBe sure to check out Amex’s offer to save $300 on purchases of $1,500 or more.
Check out what you can find on the Singapore Airlines discount page.
From New York City to the shores of Lake Louise, Vermont manages some of the most beautiful estates in North America.
The company is offering up to 25% off rates paid for stays through June 30, 2023. You’ll need to book by November 29 to get these savings.
Check out the deals on their dedicated Black Friday page.
It’s not exactly a Black Friday sale, but it’s still amazing.
using the promo code UnlockYou can get a 20% discount on the rates paid at more than 950 Hyatt hotels around the world. These savings are valid for bookings through April 30, 2023 – but book by November 30 to save.
Head to the dedicated Selling a Life page for more information!
The hotel company behind brands like Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Express is making some big savings this Black Friday.
IHG says you can save 10% on “Advance Save” and “Early Book and Save” rates for Black Friday and Cyber Monday — but in reality, you have until December 2 to book for those savings. Plus, you can earn 1,000 free IHG Rewards points for downloading the IHG app and logging in.
Check out all the details on the IHG sale page.