Airline Information

Airfare pricing to our destinations is significantly affected when you want to travel.

All of our prices quoted in our sample itineraries are “land only”.

Basic Season:

Traveling during the basic season will give you the best deals. During this time, the weather in many of our destinations may not be ideal.  To hit basic season, you must depart the USA for your vacation during either of the following two periods:

  • May 1 – June 8
  • July 24 – September 21

Shoulder Season:

To hit shoulder (in between) season, you must depart the USA for your vacation during either of the following three periods:

  • February 1 – April 30
  • June 9 – July 23
  • September 27 – December 8

Peak Season:

Traveling during the peak season will mean more expensive flights. During this time, the weather in many of our destinations is most ideal.
To hit peak season, you must depart the USA for your vacation during either of the following two periods:

  • December 9 – January 31

In some cases, it may also cheaper to travel during the week, Monday through Thursday and more expensive on the weekend, Friday through Sunday. Please keep in mind that flight routes may be limited from some of destinations back to the US. So it best to be a bit flexible on your departure and arrival dates.

Special Airfares:

Airfare sales are often announced by the airlines to help increase flight loading during slow periods or to match fares offered by competitive airlines. These fares are typically announced at short notice (e.g. 1 day – 3 months prior to the required date of travel). We can help you take advantage of those airfare sales.

Qantas International Business Class:

What better way to start your amazing vacation in Australia than to travel there in the lap of luxury. Qantas Airways sure know how to spoil their Business Class passengers with fabulous wide, lie flat seats, delicious food choices with premium Australian wines and an extensive entertainment system. It is a luxury event worthy of even the most discerning travelers. This experience is currently selling for $9,000 round trip between Los Angeles and Sydney. For travel now through end June, Artisan Travel is able to offer this at an incredible $6,950, saving you $2,729 per person. You can also combine business class in one direction with Premium Economy or coach in the other direction. This is a splurge you will love! Click here to read more about airfares and accommodations…