My Favorite Travel Deal of 2016

In 2016, my goal was to travel at least once per month.  As a freelancer, I had to make sure I found amazing flight, hotel, and other deals to achieve this (although ultimately, I decided to spend December at home, focusing on my health and fitness).

These deals included a $471.25 round-trip ticket to Turkey and a $554.66 round-trip, direct ticket to Hong Kong, both from San Francisco.

But if I had to pick my favorite travel deal in 2016, it would be the $271.76 flight I landed from SFO to the Turks and Caicos on American Airlines. Check out the itinerary below.

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One thing that stood out about this trip, aside from the great price to an amazing location (and getting to work remotely with my sister!), was that it was my first trip on American with Gold status. I was able to move to a Main Cabin Extra seat for the SFO to CLT to PLS leg, and was upgraded to Business for the PLS to CLT leg on the way home. The flight wasn’t easy, but the added status definitely made it more enjoyable.

And did I mention those views?

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What was your favorite travel deal in 2016?