American Airlines Archives

If Christmas in Mexico is in the cards for you this year, you’re in luck: Two aviation outfits have new flight opciones. Set Jet, a membership-based, private jet charter based in Scottsdale, launched its first international route in August – a weekly nonstop flight between Scottsdale and Cabo San Lucas (pictured). “It’s now more important than ever to offer our members a safe, reliable way to get to their favorite destinations in Mexico,” says Tom...

Still Cookin’: The recent implosion of UK-based travel firm Thomas Cook has evidently not affected the operations of subsidiary Condor Airlines, the German budget carrier that started hauling Phoenicians nonstop to Frankfurt two summers ago. Euro-curious Valley residents can book travel out of Phoenix starting in April for about $700 round trip. Up the Junction: One of our favorite airfare deals this winter is the $97 nonstop round-trip fare to Grand Junction, Colorado, in...

As editors of a city lifestyle magazine with a travel section that covers locales far beyond our beloved Phoenix Valley, you can imagine that we get pitched A TON about new and exciting travel offers around the country. Of course, we can't fit everything into a 200 page monthly magazine that only allots five of those pages to regional travel. Sigh... 'tis the nature of publishing.

But it pains us too much to kill all of our darlings. So each month, we scrape a few travel tidbits off the cutting room floor and bring you Travel Bag Bites – bite-sized travel-related goodies (special offers, activities and deals) to snack on while planning your next great escape.


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