Black Friday brings to mind deals in retail stores and online outlets across the world — after all, US retailers made five billion dollars in Black Friday business in online sales alone last year. But if you want some truly great savings without worrying about getting trampled to death in Best Buy or Target, you can turn to the airline industry, which is offering some pretty incredible flight deals this week.
Everyone’s getting in on the fun, from major players like American Airlines to low-cost European carriers like Ryanair. While most airlines won’t post their sales until Thanksgiving or Black Friday, several have already made flight deals and discounted vacation packages available.
Ryanair, for example, is offering one-way flights between Dublin and UK locations like London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow for $9, and major European cities like Frankfurt, Vienna, and Brussels for as low as $11.17. Canadian budget carrier WestJet has also released its deals, with one-way flights to Canada, Mexico, and the United States all in the ballpark of $150.
Airlines are getting creative, too. United is offering triple bonus miles on economy fares for flights between the US and Singapore, while American Airlines gives you the chance to win a five-night vacation sweepstakes.
As carriers continue to make their holiday deals available, you’ll want to check their websites periodically to make sure you’re not missing out. Here are the airlines you’ll want to keep track of:
- Cathay Pacific
- Alaska Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Southwest Airlines and Southwest Vacation Deals
H/T: Business Insider