Thanksgiving is a great holiday, especially if you like turkey. But the biggest celebration of the year comes the day after, on Black Friday, a magical time when everything is on sale — including travel!
I’ve compiled this list of the best Black Friday travel deals for 2018, and there are many opportunities to score major savings. Putting this together took a lot of time. If you make a purchase through my affiliate links, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’d like to thank you in advance for your support of my blog.
So, without further ado, here are the deals!
HUGE Discounts from OTAs on Black Friday
While I normally recommend booking hotels and airfare direct, these discounts from OTAs like Expedia and Priceline are just too good to pass up.
Beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, Expedia will release five different sets of coupons on its website:
- Coupon 1 — $100 off $200+ flights
- Coupon 2 — 75% off standalone hotels
- Coupon 3 — $500 off $1,000+ vacation packages
- Coupon 4 — $25 off $50+ activities
- Coupon 5 — 10% off standalone hotels
Quantities are limited and the coupons will go fast, so you’ll need to act quickly. For more information on the deal, click here.
Priceline is going bigger than ever this year, with a limited number of 99% off discount codes being sent to e-mail subscribers. In order to get a shot at this massive discount, you need to click here and join the Priceline e-mail list.
Even if you don’t score one of the 1,000 discount codes for 99% off, they’ll still be handing out massive discounts for hotels and flights all weekend. Be sure to check the Priceline website for the latest information.
Black Friday Flight Deals for 2018
You can score great deals from both domestic and international airlines for flights close to home or across the world. Here’s what has been announced so far, with more deals sure to come.
Through its Black Flyday sale, Aer Lingus is offering airfare discounts on round trips from the U.S. to Europe. Save $50 on departures from the east coast and score $100 off when departing from the west coast.
Discounts are valid for travel between January 8 and March 22, 2019. You must book by 6:59 p.m. ET on November 28.
Through its Black Friday Worldwide Seat Sale, Air Canada is bringing flight deals to travelers around the world. Special offers are available on flights to Canada and to other international destinations, including Europe and Asia.
The sale lasts until November 25th, and you can find more information on the Air Canada website.
Air France hasn’t announced their Black Friday deals yet, but I’ll keep checking. In the meantime, you can visit the Air France website to check for yourself. Last year’s deals on transatlantic travel were pretty impressive.
If you want to travel to Asia, Cathay Pacific is offering massive discounts from now until November 27th! Use the promo code HOLIDAY to unlock the following discounts:
- Extra $1,000 off Business Class tickets
- Extra $500 off Premium Economy tickets
- Up to 60% off Economy Class flights
For more information or to take advantage of the deal, click here.
Delta Air Lines
Delta is running a number of Black Friday Flight Deals on revenue and award tickets, for economy class and premium economy. Check out all of the deals on the Delta website. You must book by November 25th.
Yes, even ultra low cost carriers get in on the Black Friday dealmaking, and Ryanair is offering one-way fares to destinations all across Europe for the low price of just 5 GBP.
New deals will be posted each day from now through Cyber Monday. Tickets must be purchased for travel from December through February. To take advantage of these deals, click here.
The deals aren’t up yet, but if Virgin Atlantic’s 2017 Black Friday promotions are any indication of what to expect this year, they’ll be worth waiting for.
I’ll update this article when I have more information, but you can keep an eye on the Virgin Atlantic website yourself by clicking here.
Black Friday Hotel Deals for 2018
While the third-party OTAs have a few incredible discounts on hotels, booking direct on Black Friday can still have its advantages. These deals are for everyone, and aren’t likely to run out.
Travel for less with this great Black Friday deal from Choice Hotels. Book a stay of two or more nights and save up to 20% off the standard room rate!
To learn more or take advantage of this deal, click here.
Hard Rock Hotels & Resorts
Hard Rock isn’t just a restaurant. The brand has grown to include hotels and all-inclusive resorts in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Some of these resorts are running mega discounts for Black Friday, up to 50% off at all-inclusive properties that provide unlimited activities and spa treatments.
To learn more about these fantastic deals, click here.
Hilton has three major sales going on right now. Here’s the breakdown:
- 50% off in Japan, South Korea and Guam — If you’re traveling to one of these three countries, you hit the jackpot. Hilton wants to cut your room rate in half. Yes, they’re handing out 50% discounts from now until 2:00 a.m. on Friday, November 23. If you want this deal, click here.
- 35% off in the Asia Pacific — Whether you’re going Down Under, to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, etc., Hilton’s flash sale for 35% off hotel rooms is incredible. To score this discount, click here.
- 25% off in Africa, Europe and the Middle East — London, Paris, Dubai, Sharm El-Sheikh, Mauritius and so many other destinations are all on sale. To score 25% off, click here.
If you’re not traveling to Asia, Hilton still has a deal for you. It’s 25% off reservations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. There are also some killer deals in the USA. To take advantage of these deals, click here.
After an incredible stay at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, I truly fell in love with this hotel brand. Whether you’re a fan or have never tried them before, the Cyber Monday deal is a great reason to stay at a Loews Hotel.
Beginning Monday, November 26, you’ll be able to take 10% off all 2018 room reservations and 20% off all reservations for 2019. That’s a huge savings! Check back here on Monday for the link to the deal.
Marriott ran a big Black Friday & Cyber Week sale last year, and I expect them to do so again.
Click here to check out the Marriott website, and check back for updates on the sale once it has been announced.
Some of my favorite hotels in the world come from the Radisson Blu brand, and now you can take 30% off weekend stays from now until August 31, 2019!
Click here to visit the Radisson website, where you’ll bee able to take advantage of this great Black Friday hotel discount. At 30% off, your weekend getaway will be even more affordable!
At the time of publishing, not all hotel brands have announced their Black Friday sales. I’ll be sure to update this page with any new deals as they become public, but you can check for yourself by visiting the brand websites using the links below.
- Accor Hotels
- Best Western Hotels & Resorts
- Caesars Entertainment (Las Vegas)
- InterContinental Hotels
- Motel 6 & Studio 6
- Red Roof Inn
- Sandals Resorts
Remember to check back here regularly for updates!
Black Friday Travel Gear Deals for 2018
Here are deals on some travel essentials and a few optional amenities that you really should have.
Luggage is always on sale, but the Black Friday deals are the best of the year. eBags sells all of the top quality brands, including American Tourister, Briggs & Riley, SwissGear, Travelpro, Tumi, Samsonite and more.
The Black Friday discount is up to 70% on select luggage. Some items can be discounted a further 30% using the promo code DEALS. To check out what’s on sale at eBags through the weekend, click here.
It’s no surprise that Amazon is the #1 shopping website. The Black Friday sale lasts an entire week, with new products being discounted every hour. I can’t possibly keep up with that, but I do encourage you to check out the sale.
Click here to visit Amazon.com. If you make a purchase, Amazon will share a small commission (usually about 3% of the sale price) with me, which is used to pay for this website. Thank you in advance for your support, and I do hope you are able to score a few bargains!
If you travel a bit and would like to relax in an airport lounge during layovers and flight delays, Priority Pass is your ticket.
Your membership opens the door to more than 1,200 airport lounges worldwide. From now until Friday, November 30th, new members can get up to 40% off the cost of a membership. To check out the deal, click here.
The Entertainment Book is filled with discounts, coupons and special offers that can help you make the most of your leisure time. You’ll save at restaurants, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, theme parks, hotels and more.
For Black Friday, the 2019 version of these books are on sale for 40% off using the promo code FRIDAY. To take advantage of the deal, click here.
Miscellaneous Black Friday Travel Deals for 2018
This is the catch-all category, but the deals here are top notch. I want to take advantage of them all. I mean, who doesn’t want to swim with dolphins or sail the ocean?
Take up to 60% off the cost of admission to the SeaWorld Park in Orlando, FL during this year’s “Blue Friday” sale! That means single day park tickets for as low as $39.99!
Discounts on multi-day or multi-park tickets are available, including bundled packages with the Busch Gardens amusement park in Tampa, FL. Ticket upgrades, including face-to-face meetings with animals (and swimming with the dolphins) are also on sale. For more information or to take advantage of this sale, click here. The sale ends on November 26th.
City-Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours
Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing buses like those run by City-Sightseeing are an accessible and cheap way to get around many of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. I’ve used City-Sightseeing all around the world, from Cape Town to Moscow, and highly recommend the service.
Beginning now and running through December 31st, City-Sightseeing is offering a 10% discount on tickets using the promo code CSSWW10. To take advantage of the deal, click here.
If you’re considering a cruise, now may be the time to book. Royal Caribbean is offering a special Cyber Week sale, with 60% off the cost of a second guest, plus up to $100 in instant savings.
Other discounts may be offered on add-ons like shore excursions, dining/beverage upgrades, etc. To see what deals are available, click here.
Keep checking back here for the latest Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals! I’ll be updating this article as more deals are released.