How to get the best travel deals on Cyber Monday

Posted on 11/24/2017

Hoping for some Cyber Monday travel deals?

Hotels, tour companies, travel booking agencies — even destinations are promising bargains for Cyber Monday, “Travel Deal Tuesday” and other online shopping dates before and after the U.S. Thanksgiving.

Some deals are running only on Cyber Monday (Nov. 27) or on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28), which is now sometimes called “Travel Deal Tuesday.”

According to flight-booking app Hopper.com, “fare sale activity significantly spikes on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving,” with airlines offering discounts to stimulate demand as bookings dip.

Other deals are being offered for “Black Friday Week,” leading up to Cyber Monday. And some sales are on from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday or Travel Deal Tuesday.

But as you browse for bargains, beware of blackout dates and other restrictions. Sale prices often mean purchases are nonrefundable, and they’re often for last-minute travel, so make sure your the dates work for your schedule before you click. And beware of added fees. So to be sure you grab the right deal, you better ask for the assistance of a travel agent: it saves you time and money!

A travel agent can tell you whether that tempting deal you see on Cyber Monday is really worth it.

Many Cyber Monday packages are for off-season stays or offer limited dates. Airline deals may be a rock-bottom price but read the fine print: Are there add-on charges for everything from luggage to meals to seat selection?

From Gurney’s resort in Montauk, N.Y., to ski lodges in Colorado to the Half Moon in Jamaica and Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, many hotels and resorts are offering deals.

In some cases, you need a promo code.

If you’re looking for a guaranteed way to save money, avoid shopping online and call your travel agent!