San Antonio to San Francisco Just $114 Round-Trip on American Airlines

American Airlines
American Airlines

Found on EscapeATX.com.

Note: This is Basic Economy, so you can take a personal item but no carry-on bag, no free checked bag, no seat selection.

American Airlines hopes you will upgrade to Regular Economy for an additional ~$25 each way.

Some date pairs in February through June.

Spring & Fall Flights to Oslo, Norway

Scotts Cheap Flights LogoScott’s Cheap Flights has found round-trip flights from various U.S. cities to Oslo for around $400. That is about half the normal fare.

These low fares are available on several carriers, including Air Canada, American, British Airways, Finnair and United.

Check Google Flights for dates March through early June, and August through December.

 

The “Germiest” Surface at Airports Isn’t the Toilet

According to this post, the surface in an airport with the most germs per square unit is…the touch screen on the checkout device in the Departures area.

In a test, the self-checkin screens at an airport averaged 254,000 units of germ contamination. That was over 10x the number of germs on the armrest of a seat at a gate, or the button on a drinking fountain.

And the toilet seat? It had less than 200 units…only one thousandth the level on the check-in screen.

Houston to Sacramento for $126 Round-Trip on American

Check the American Airlines website for this low round-trip airfare. Dates March/April/May.

Megabus LogoYou can take a Megabus from Austin to Houston for as little as $1.50, with a travel time less than 4 hours (sometimes more, depends upon traffic and time of day). Catch Megabus at their facility on Whitis Avenue half a block south of 21st (UT area).

Source: http://www.secretflying.com/posts/houston-texas-sacramento-california-vice-versa-126-roundtrip/

Dallas (DFW) to Iceland on American Airlines Just $388 Round-Trip

If you like the cool, rainy weather we’ve been having here in Austin, you will love Iceland. Of course, there is a lot more to that European nation than the weather…plenty of spectacular scenery, very friendly people who speak excellent English, and a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Water Storage Facility
Water Storage Facility
Reykjavik Church (Hallgrimskirkja)
Reykjavik Church (Hallgrimskirkja)

AirFareSpot has found dates in late August and September when you can fly from DFW to KEF (Reykjavik, Iceland) for just $388.71 round-trip on American.

Geyser
Geyser

An excellent way to get from Austin to Dallas is with MegaBus. They have large, comfortable buses with 115-volt power and free wifi, and fares as low as $1.50 one-way.

Tiny Quadcopter Drone With HD Camera Just $19.99 from Amazon

This is the first time I’ve seen a drone with 720 HD video camera for under $20, and shipping is free with 2-day delivery if you have Amazon Prime. The drone gets 4 of 5 stars on Amazon.

Tiny DroneHere is the link to Dan’s Deals post about this deal.

Be sure to enter the discount codeĀ CHZ5CSXM during check-out, to drop the price from $39.99 to $19.99.

In my (limited) experience, tiny drones are more difficult to fly than the larger ones. But this one does have headless mode, which should make it easier. And it’s only $20.