Friday, October 30, 2009

American Airlines fare sale to Europe - tricks


Halloween is about dressing up and trick-or-treating but if you want to experience creepy history, ghost tours, bonfires - visit Europe.

American Airlines has a fare sale to Europe where you can stroll down ancient cobblestone streets, and enjoy history at many European destinations. Purchase your tickets by November 5, 2009 to get low fares. Begin travel Oct, through March 28, 2010,.

Fly to England and see the Oldest, most haunted castle in Europe The Tower of London. You can fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to/from London (LHR) with fares starting at $306. each way.

Other Fare Sale offers by American Airlines are Chicago O'Hare, IL to Champaign, IL for $84 each way, based on round-trip purchase. Chicago O'Hare, IL to Philadelphia, PA for $65* each way Boston, MA to St. Thomas, USVI $125 each way.

If you're looking for a special Fall retreat in some of the most inspirational cities, book a two-day stay with InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane, InterContinental Paris Le Grand or David InterContinental Tel Aviv and receive 6,000 Priority Club BONUS points plus exclusive benefits, if you register and stay before 31 December 2009 you get free breakfast and an upgrade with 20 Euros credit plus 6,000 bonus points

In old England cakes were made for the wandering souls at All Hallows an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead but then it was wiped out in England when it was considered a "pagan" holiday. In 601 A.D. Pope Gregory rather than try to obliterate native peoples' customs and beliefs, the pope instructed his missionaries to use them so the Irish brought the custom to America. Also, thanks to Pope Gregory, the day of the dead is celebrated in Mexico.

In the U.K., Halloween is being picked up from the USA but their biggest night is on November 5, Guy Fawkes to commemorate the successful foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Also known as Bonfire Night. A great place to visit to experience this is Hexham's popular fireworks extravaganza. They have a Band playing and a big Bonfire.
Visit the White Cliffs of Dover is one of Britain's most haunted castles. The spooky events at Dover Castle this Halloween will entertain kids with the legends then adults join a ghost walk through the castle and grounds. Another ancient site worth a visit is Anne Boleyn’s gruesome beheading site. Poor Anne’s headless ghost is said still to roam Blickling Hall.

I still feel it is decidedly pagan, never liked, visiting "haunted houses" or watching horror movies, though I did enjoy the bonfires at Guy Fawkes in England as a child.

If you have children, the Haunted House at Walt Disney World has an offer at Resorts to Buy 4 Nights, Get 3 Free At Moderate & Deluxe Resorts This Includes Disney Theme Park Tickets plus you'll earn 500 AAdvantage miles when you book online at . The 3 free hotel nights are valid till March 27, 2010. Enchanting worlds are at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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