The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on an Air France carrier to Dublin; a two-door, manual-transmission mini car rental from Hertz for seven days with unlimited mileage; local taxes; and airline fuel surcharges, from $279 per person—plus airport taxes and fees of $130.
When: Nov. 12–Dec. 13, 2009, Jan. 1–March 25, 2010; add $170 for Sept. 1–Oct. 31; $200 for Dec. 14–31; $490 through Aug. 31, 2009.
Gateways: New York City; add $80 for Boston, Philadelphia; $110 for Baltimore, D.C.; $120 for Chicago, Pittsburgh; $170 for Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Miami; $180 for Cleveland, San Francisco; $240 for L.A., San Diego; many additional gateways available.
The fine print: Airport taxes and fees are an additional $130 per person. Rental car fees and surcharges are $42 (€30) and are to be paid locally; mandatory rental car insurance is $65 (€46) total per car (not per person) and can be purchased through or locally. Based on two people; deduct $10 for three people and $20 for four; single supplement is $50. Read before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: July 30, 2009.
Contact: go-today.com, 800/227-3235, .
Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between New York and Dublin for travel in mid-November is $413 with taxes (Continental).
For $4 less than the cost of the flight, the package covers international airfare as well as a seven-day car rental with unlimited mileage, fuel surcharges, and airport taxes and fees.
More: Add $10 per person to upgrade from a two-door manual-transmission mini car to a two- or four-door economy-class manual-transmission car or $40 per person for an economy-class two-door automatic-transmission or a compact four-door automatic-transmission car. Need more time? You can postpone your return flight at no additional charge, depending on availability; extra days for the rental car start at $15 per day.