Airlines sales are fabulous. Skip the lines and go on-line. Wow Air is offering fares as low as $69 one way and $99 one way from a handful of U.S. cities. Seats from the West Coast begin at $129. Just remember WOW charges extra beyond walking on to the plane.
Want to go to Asia? Cathay Pacific, which is discounting as much as 60%. Tickets must be booked by Nov. 29 for travel between Jan. 1 and May 23.
Delta is touting “Black Friday” deals to one of its newest destinations: The Azores. New York JFK to the Portuguese-controlled island chain in the North Atlantic. Flights to the Azores’ main international airport in Ponta Delgada will start May 24 and run through Sep. 3. A round-trip purchase is required, with coach-class fares ranging from $599 to $919. Delta also is running a “pre-holiday award deal” offering discounts on award tickets booked with frequent-flier miles. The deal, which requires a round-trip purchase, drops award tickets to as little as 11,000 miles each way on select routes. Among the offerings: New York LaGuardia-Miami (12,000 miles); Boston-Orlando (14,000 miles) and San Diego-Salt Lake City (11,000 miles).
Aer Lingus is advertising a 15% discount.
Air Canada’s early Black Friday deal is from the USA to Canada. New York-Montreal, $156 round-trip, with restrictions.
Barnes & Noble: Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
Best Buy: Opened at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday. Doors reopen that day at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. A first round of deals will be available November 8-11.
Bloomingdales: Opens at 7am on Black Friday and stays open until 10pm.
Century 21: Was opened from 11am to 5pm on Thanksgiving Day. On Black Friday, all stores start the day at either 7 or 8am and remain open until 10pm.
JCPenney: Opened at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Its stores will stay open until 10 p.m. the following day.
Kmart: Opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Some stores will close at midnight or 2 a.m. on Friday and reopen at 6 a.m.
Kohl’s: Opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open through 11:59 p.m. on Black Friday.
Lord & Taylor’s: Stays open until 10pm, so save this for last.
Macy’s: 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and they remain open through the night. Doorbusters include up to 60 percent off men’s outerwear, 40 percent off women’s boots and shoes and 50 percent off juniors collections.
Office Depot: Doors will open at 7:45 a.m. on Friday. Online deals will start at 12:01 a.m. ET Thanksgiving Day.
PetSmart: Open on Black Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Doorbuster deals will run from open until noon.
Walmart: The company is releasing color-coded maps of its stores to help customers find what they are looking for.