Business class for $100? Yes. The five best travel deals this week.(Read article summary)
The week's best travel deals include mega-cheap car rentals, free National Parks admission, and a business class flight for $100 (yes, you read that right).
Summer is running out, but DON'T PANIC. There's still time to book a last-minute vacation! In fact, you might be glad you waited: we found some top-drawer travel deals this week. Whether you're looking for a Labor Day getaway, booking flights to the Big Apple, or need a crazy cheap car rental, we've scoured the internet to find the best money-saving deals out there.
Upcoming Cathay Pacific Business Class Tickets
Vendor: Cathay Pacific
Lowest By: At least $800
Expires: August 25
Is It Worth It?: Cathay Pacific recently won its fourth consecutive Skytrax's Airline of the Year award, and to celebrate, it's giving away 2,014 Business or Premium Economy Class tickets for $100! Tickets on this top-class airline typically go for at least $900, so this Editors' Choice deal is guaranteed to save you at least $800 big ones.
Book this deal on August 26 at 8 am (likely Hong Kong local time, or August 25 at 8 pm ET). Journeys must begin and end in Hong Kong.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Weekend Car Rentals
Vendor: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Price: From $9.99 per day
Lowest By: Up to $21
Is It Worth It?: There's not a lot you can do for a whole day with just $10 anymore, but at your local Enterprise that's exactly how much a car rental costs on the weekends. Combine that with the open road and your favorite driving tunes, and that's a whole day's entertainment right there.
Airport locations and select metro areas are excluded. It applies to compact or economy class cars rented on Friday and returned the following Monday. Rental must begin on or after September 5 and end before May 19, 2015. Fees, insurance, and taxes are additional and may be substantial.
United Airlines Roundtrip Fares to New York
Vendor: United Airlines via ShermansTravel
Price: From $96.20
Lowest By: $36
Expires: August 25
Is It Worth It?: United Airlines is currently offering their all-time lowest price for return fares to New York, with rates starting from $96.20. This Editor's Choice deal boasts price lows from cities including Boston, Orlando, Vegas, and more. So book a trip to the Big Apple this fall and save $36 on these flights.
This price is valid on flights departing from Boston, MA, (BOS) with arrival in Newark, NJ, (EWR) on September 17 with return on September 23. Click on "United.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; all taxes are included. Book this travel deal by August 25 for travel September 1 through October 31.
Upcoming Free Access to all 401 National Parks
Vendor: National Park Service
Savings: Up to $25
Expires: August 25
Is It Worth It?: On August 25, all National Parks access is free! Admittedly, many parks offer free entry year-round, but there are savings of up to $25 on parks such as the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona or Yosemite National Park in California. Why August 25 you ask? Well, Woodrow Wilson set up The National Park Service on August 25, 1916 to protect America's unique and most significant sites, lakeshores, and preserves. Since then, the day has become known as Founders Day. This year, the NPS turns a grand old 98!
Click here for a list of parks which offer free admission on this day only.
Labor Day Stays at Myrtle Beach
Vendor: VisitMyrtleBeach via ShermansTravel
Price: From $62.10 per night
Lowest By: Up to $84
Expires: August 31
Is It Worth It?: Trying to decide where to spend your Labor Day weekend? VisitMyrtleBeach is offering select hotel stays in Myrtle Beach, SC, over this weekend with prices starting from $62.10 per night. With temperatures peaking in the high 80s, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to relax, enjoy world-class beaches, and take a last look at summer before she shuts up shop for the year.
This travel deal ends August 31 for stays August 29 through September 1.
Paula Kerrigan is the associate travel editor for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/best-travel-deals/