Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, have already appeared on a gazillion magazine covers since announcing their engagement, so it was inevitable that the travel industry would jump on the royal-wedding bandwagon. British Airways is currently offering flight-and-hotel packages over Wedding Weekend for $879 before taxes, which actually doesn’t sound too unreasonable (but it’s still a lot to pay if you’re not even getting a piece of cake out of it).
A few deals this week: Flights to Los Angeles from Washington have been pretty cheap all year, but Fly.com just announced nonstop, round-trip fares from January through March for $191 including taxes and fees. This is officially the lowest price we’ve seen all year. AirTran is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with Festivus—a 12-day sale to various locations. Today, day three, features Boston, San Francisco, and Indianapolis, with fares listed at $111 from Reagan National to Indianapolis and $134 from Reagan to San Francisco. These prices aren’t stunning, but it’s worth keeping an eye on for the next few days.
Finally, two reasons to celebrate Washington. Not only does ZooLights kick off today at the National Zoo—and it’s free this year—but we also have one of the five best new pie shops in America. And nothing says “the holidays” quite like a savory barbecue-pork pie.
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