Instead of taking your mom to Sunday brunch this Mother’s Day (May 13), consider having that meal out of town. It may be cheaper than you think, thanks to several Mother’s Day Weekend getaway airfare sales.
Mother’s Day Travel Deals
At least four carriers are currently offering deals for this weekend, coinciding with Mother’s Day. Just click the airline name to see the specifics of each deal:
- American – weekend deals from $78 one-way
- Southwest – weekend deals from $78 one-way
- United – weekend deals from $160 round-trip
- US Airways – weekend deals from $190 round-trip
Most of these specials require travelers to get on a plane this Saturday and return the next day, or return Monday or Tuesday. Another way to give the gift of travel: an airline gift card, and all carriers sell these.
Mother’s Day Flower Deals
If travel isn’t your idea of a traditional Mother’s Day gift, you can still take advantage of airline perks by buying your flowers through a carrier’s online retail partner. Virgin American, for example, is offering bonus miles for bouquets, chocolates or gourmet gifts purchased through its shopping partner FTD, and Southwest has a similar deal with Teleflora.
Unique Travel Gifts for Mother’s Day
Looking for something unique for mom? You can purchase a silver charm in the shape of your mother’s favorite aircraft through the American Airlines site (just $36 for a Boeing 767 or 777).
Or perhaps your mother has fond memories of the airport in Sioux City, Iowa. If so, look for gifts ranging from mugs ($9.95) to T-shirts ($19.95), all emblazoned with the airport code of that fine facility: SUX.
And there’s always SkyMall. The air travel catalog found in the seatback pockets on most U.S. flights features everything from the practical to the whimsical – and if your mother has always dreamed of installing a Garden Yeti statue in her backyard, SkyMall has you covered (priced from $89.95 to $1,495 for the deluxe edition).