Since one revenue peak at the end of each year isn’t enough, cooperations carefully groomed the Friday after American Thanksgiving to be a second one. This trend hasn’t only transcended space by reaching nearly all other parts of the world. Even time is no longer a barrier, as discounts usually start at the Monday before and end on the Monday after America’s favorite family feast. And thus it became the Black Week, in all its discounted glory.
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This article contains an overview on all the spectacular discounts you can score as well as an honest opinion on how much you can actually save.
Table of contents
- NH Hotels Sale: Up to 40% Off + Free Cancellation and Breakfast until March ’21
- Radisson Hotels: Up to 30% Discount, Free Cancellation & Breakfast in 2021
- Pestana: Up to 55% Discount on Rooms Until October 2021
- Barceló Hotels: Up to 60% Discount for Stays up to December 2021
- IHG: Up to 30% Discount on Flexible Rates
- Belvilla: 50% Off Holiday Homes
- Melia: Up to 50% Off + Free Cancellation in 2021
- Alitalia: 20% Discount *new*
- TAP Air Portugal: Up to 20% Discount to Select Destinations *new*
- Aer Lingus: €1,150 Nonstop Business Class to the USA from Dublin
- SWISS: $100 / €30 / £27 Discount Code
- Lufthansa: €30 Discount on Flights
- British Airways: 20% Discount on Flights from the UK
- Virgin Atlantic: €1,100 Nonstop Business Class from UK
- Vueling: 10% Discount When Buying Two Tickets or More
- Virgin Balloon Rides: Off Balloon Ride Vouchers in the UK – Starting at £99
- Air Europa: 40% Off Economy Class Tickets
- Volotea: €5 Oneways Within Europe
- Travel Gadgets
NH Hotels Sale: Up to 40% Off + Free Cancellation and Breakfast until March ’21
NH Hotels offers a good discount on rooms in Europe until March 2021. Breakfast is included. Rates are cancellable until 7 days before check-in.
Bottom line: Good deal from NH Hotels, just the 7 days cancellation period is a bit bothersome in these turbulent times.
Radisson Hotels: Up to 30% Discount, Free Cancellation & Breakfast in 2021
Radisson gives a big discount on all rooms in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. All including breakfast, free cancellation and no prepayment needed. The travel period is pretty generous, too, as the offer is valid for all stays within 2021.
Bottom line: This is an awesome promotion. Even if you rarely reach the full 30% discount, the included amenities and flexibility makes this offer worthwhile.
Pestana: Up to 55% Discount on Rooms Until October 2021
Pestana Hotels promise up to 55% discount on hotel rooms for travel up to October 31, 2021. Some venues throw free breakfast into the mix.
Bottom line: Certainly not the worst deal, given that most hotels also offer free cancellation without any prepayment. Sadly, the actual discount is much lower than 55% most times.
Barceló Hotels: Up to 60% Discount for Stays up to December 2021
Until November 29, 2020, you can book a room at a Barceló hotel with a discount of up to 60%. The stay can take place anytime during this year and even all of 2021. Sadly, the rates with the highest discounts are not refundable.
Bottom line: Flexibility is a huge thing in this year’s black week sales. Because of that, Barcelo’s offer does not live up to other ones. It is still worth a second look, since their refundable rates are pretty nice and the travel period is generous.
IHG: Up to 30% Discount on Flexible Rates
IHG gives up to 30% discount for stays in Europe before May 2021. All discounted rates are fully refundable and require not prepayment.
Bottom line: While maybe not super exciting for the low-cost brands in IHG’s portfolio, this deal can save you a lot of money on their high-class hotels.
Belvilla: 50% Off Holiday Homes
Belvilla gives out a 50% discount coupon code for stays of two nights or longer, without minimum spending. Sadly, the savings are capped at €100.
Bottom line: Since there is no minimum spending involved, this coupon is more attractive than their regular €100 discount promotions.
Melia: Up to 50% Off + Free Cancellation in 2021
Melia grants discounts up to 50% on stays before December 31, 2021. Even better, the bookings are fully refundable and don’t require prepayment. Even better, one kid stays free at most participating hotels.
Bottom line: Since no prepayment is involved, you can’t go terribly wrong by checking out dates for a possible 2021 trip.
Alitalia: 20% Discount *new*
Alitalia is offering a full 20% discount on all fares except its Light fare. A highlight is that it applies to the total price, including taxes & fees!
Bottom line: A 20% discount is really not bad, but the fact that even the taxes & fees are discounted makes this deal really good. The only small downside is that Light fares are excluded, but it’s nevertheless a very good deal.
TAP Air Portugal: Up to 20% Discount to Select Destinations *new*
TAP discounts the base fare of economy tickets, as well as all business class tickets, for all flights withing Europe + 7 other short-haul destinations in Africa by 10%. You can also get a 20% discount on flights to Maputo.
Bottom line: After a quite good deal on Friday, TAP’s deal for the weekend is rather weak. A 10% discount on short-haul flights is quite nice, but nothing to go wild about. While the 20% discount to Maputo is actually a good deal, limiting the 20% to only one destination (which honestly isn’t really a popular destination) makes you wonder why they even bothered to come up with this.
Aer Lingus: €1,150 Nonstop Business Class to the USA from Dublin
The Irish carrier offers discounted premium tickets to almost all of its American destinations before September 30, 2021.
Bottom line: Planning intercontinental travel is still tricky because of the pandemic. The prices are pretty good, nonetheless.
SWISS: $100 / €30 / £27 Discount Code
The Star Alliance member offers a fixed discount based on your departure country. Flights from Germany, Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands are €30, flights from the UK £27 while US departures get a $100 discount. Applicable to all flights before October 31, 2021.
Bottom line: A straight forward discount within a long travel period.
Lufthansa: €30 Discount on Flights
Lufthansa offers a €30 promotional code for departures from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands for travel before October 2021.
Bottom line: A welcome and rare opportunity to save on Lufthansa flights.
British Airways: 20% Discount on Flights from the UK
BA gives 20% off the entire price, including taxes & surcharges, on all economy, premium economy and business class tickets with departure from UK airports. Travel before November 27, 2021, to enjoy the discount.
Bottom line: Awesome offer. It’s straight forward, high value and incredibly useful. Sadly, it’s limited to British Airways Executive Club members from the UK. On the other hand, signing up for the program is free.
Virgin Atlantic: €1,100 Nonstop Business Class from UK
Virgin Atlantic sells discounted business class round trips to almost all of their international destinations. The latest possible departure is June 30, 2021.
Bottom line: Though the travel period is a bit optimistic, long haul business class flights are usually much more expensive.
Vueling: 10% Discount When Buying Two Tickets or More
Vueling’s Cyber Monday promo code takes 10% off your bill, when buying at least two tickets on the same flight between December 2020 and October 31, 2021. Even the already discounted Optima bundle, that includes checked bags. It is valid for all flights.
Bottom line: Not as good as their previous promotions. Only buy tickets when you planned to do it anyway.
Virgin Balloon Rides: Off Balloon Ride Vouchers in the UK – Starting at £99
The vouchers are valid up to 18 months after purchase. The most flexible one, valid on weekends for morning and evening rides, is discounted by £55.
Bottom line: £99 is not too much to ask for a lifetime experience. This is a good deal.
Air Europa: 40% Off Economy Class Tickets
Air Europa gives a 40% discount on economy class tickets. However, this discount does not apply to taxes & surcharges and the number of discounted seats is limited on all flights. It can be applied to flights one year in advance.
Bottom line: A welcome opportunity to save on Air Europa tickets if you were planning to travel anyway. Otherwise, this is nothing that makes you go out of your way to purchase Air Europa tickets.
Volotea: €5 Oneways Within Europe
Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea offers €5 oneway trips, mainly between city pairs in France, Greece, Spain and Italy. Travel at the lowest fare is possible between December 2020 and October 2021.
Bottom line: While €10 round trips are hard to come by, you can still save decent money on oneway connections. Searching for them might get tedious.
Eurail & Interrail: 20% Discount on Rail Passes
Get 20% Off Rail Passes, valid in 33 European countries for a fixed time period. Purchase now and start your journey at any time over the next 11 months.
Bottom line: A good opportunity to save on a very magnificently interesting way to explore a beautiful continent.
Europcar: Up to 40% Off Rental Cars
Europcar offers a variety of discount codes for most European countries, giving up to 40% discount on rental cars. The deal is flexible. You can cancel anytime before your pick-up time for free, as long as your pick-up date is before March 16, 2021.
Bottom line: A good offer, shaving a few bucks off rental car prices is always welcome, especially in a time when mass transport is less appealing.
Holiday Taxis: 20% Off Airport Transfers for New Customers
Holiday Taxis offers all kinds or airport transfers, from limousines to mini buses. Until December 5, 2020, new customers can save 20%.
Bottom line: Given that international travel is still waiting for a jump start, airport transfers are one of the last things to worry about right now. Even worse, existing customers do not benefit from this promotion.
Hoppa: 15% Off Airport Transfers and Rides in 2021
Compare airport transfers and other ride offers with hoppa. You can choose between regular shuttle services, private transfers or private vans for larger groups. This coupon gives you 15% off.
Bottom line: Nothing to write home about, but a chance to save money if you are booking anyway.
GetYourGuide: 10% Off Worldwide Activities
GetYourGuide sells almost anything from attraction tickets over guided tours to rail passes. During their black week promotion, you get 10% off everything.
Bottom line: GetYourGuide’s portfolio is super wide and their 10% discount pretty honest. A good way to plan ahead.
Lonely Planet: 40% Discount on Everything
Lonely Planet offers a 40% discount on its travel guides (printed or digital), as well as their collection of food guides, illustrated books or other things in their stock. The promotion runs until December 2.
Bottom line: This is one of the most honest and useful promotions. You actually get 40% off everything.
Horizn Studios: Up to 60% Off The Entire Collection
During their cyber sale, Horizn Studios discounts their coveted hold and cabin bags as well as accessories and backpacks. Prices for luggage go as low as €76 for Model H5.
Bottom line: This sale offers multiple opportunities to strike a real bargain.