After a day of turkey and football, it's time to engage in another annual tradition of Black Friday shopping. If you want to save hundreds of dollars on your next trip, or need a good deal on a travel product, you need to check out our Black Friday travel deal recommendations. Black Friday deals aren’t all about electronics!
Saving Money on Flights
The best Black Friday travel deals might be for flights because there are so many possibilities.
Although some airlines will be more flexible than others, bear this tips in mind to find the best deals:
- Lowest prices might be for unpopular travel days like Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday
- May have to fly in an off-peak month
- Can only fly out of select cities
This isn't always the case, but airlines might only put a select number of "premium" fares on sale and you will need to act quickly if you find them.
You should be able to find round-trip fares for less than $50 for some cities and airlines.
You can fly from the U.S. to Europe for $99 one-way! When you book a round-trip flight from Boston, Pittsburgh, or Chicago on WOW Air, your flight to London, Dublin, Amsterdam, or Brussels will only cost $99.99 plus taxes and fees. If you fly from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Miami, you will only pay $129.99 each way.
Do hurry as there are a limited number of seats available for each route at this price. On a positive note, you can travel through May 2018 to secure the low price, but you must book over Thanksgiving weekend.
America's favorite discount airline is offering some additional discounts this Thanksgiving. Check out the Southwest Vacations Cyber Week Sale to find special Black Friday and Cyber Monday daily deals and discount codes.
Through December 4, 2017, you can also get up to $250 off a flight and hotel package. All you have to do is travel before August 6, 2018, to enjoy the additional savings.
United hasn't hinted at any of their special Black Friday deals (yet), but their current specials expire on November 23rd. Make sure you look at United's Special Flight Offers page on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday to see what they have to offer.
Delta hasn't announced their deals yet, but they will begin releasing their deals Thanksgiving night on their Flight Deals page.
Alaska Airlines is offering special deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check back on those days to discover the savings.
Once again, nothing has been announced yet, but some predictions indicate you can find round-trip flights starting at $48 from Philadelphia and below $80 from several other major hubs. Go to the American Airlines website on Black Friday to find out for sure.
There will also be plenty of hotel deals to go around as well.
Priceline Express Deals
Priceline is giving away $1 million in hotel savings if you sign up for their email list. You can save up to 15% on Priceline's Express Deals where you don't discover the name of the hotel until you've booked it.
If you have never booked an Express Deal before, it's very simple. You choose the destination, travel dates, and hotel star rating and Priceline will tell you how much you can save by "booking blind”, and you can earn even more rewards by paying with your Priceline credit card.
The Marriott Cyber Sale starts Thanksgiving Day and promises some of the lowest prices of the year. Marriott Rewards members will save even more. It even looks like you will be able to get deals as the Gaylord properties as well and maybe even save on some upscale amenities like spa trips.
As one of the largest hotel brands, you can't ignore Choice Hotels. You can save up to 20% at participating hotels when you book at least seven days in advance.
IHG should once again offer its annual Cyber Week sale. Visit their page beginning on Black Friday to see what deals they might have.
Expedia's Black Friday sale starts at 9 AM Pacific Time with hotel deals. You can save up to 75% at select hotels and $750 on vacation packages that cost $1,000 or more. Their Black Friday deals will last all weekend and cap on Cyber Monday with up to 90% at select hotels using the Expedia app (up to 50% off on their website).
Orbitz will offer a six hour flash sale that lets you save up to 22% on hotels on Cyber Monday from 4:01 PM to 9:59 pm EST. Use the code CYBERSAVE22 to capture the savings.
Other Black Friday Travel Deals
It's not always about finding cheap flights and hotels on Black Friday. You can also score some good deals on travel products too.
Amazon is actually offering deals all week with additional deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You might have to sift through the deals to find bargains on suitcases, electronics, and other travel gear. But, this might be the easiest place to find sales on the items you need most.
If you want to find Black Friday travel luggage deals, take a look at Bon Ton. They are offering 65% off all their stock luggage which includes notable brands like Samsonite, Delsey, and many other designer labels.
Save up to 80% on tech and apparel from Groupon. Maybe you'll be able to snag some Black Friday discounts on experiences as well.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line is offering a Take 5 Free sale that lets you enjoy the following five travel perks for free:
- Open Bar (Guests 1 and 2)
- Specialty Dining (Guest 1 and 2)
- Shore Excursions
- Two additional guests travel for free
You must book your cruise by 11:59 PM Eastern time on Black Friday (11/24) and must be on a 3+ night cruise to get all five benefits.
Summary on Black Friday Travel Deals
Black Friday might be known for their incredible deals on TVs and other goods to put under the tree, but that doesn't mean other retailers are missing out on the fun. By knowing where you want to travel, you can save hundreds of dollars on your next trip by booking it all on Thanksgiving weekend. While you're at it, see if you can upgrade your travel accessories as well, they can be an early gift from Santa!