Fall/Winter Sale to Ireland from Aer Lingus

Get a jump on your fall/winter travel to Ireland with the current sale from Aer Lingus (tel. 800/223-6537; This offer is valid for weekday travel to Dublin and Shannon, from Nov. 5 through Dec. 12, and again from Jan. 8 through Feb. 27.

Tack on an additional $20 for Friday through Sunday travel, as well as a $20-$40 surcharge for tickets booked via telephone or at the airport counter. Fares require a Saturday-night minimum stay.

All bookings must be made by July 25. Round-trip fares include:

15% Off Promo Code from Air Canada

Take 15% off flights within Canada using the new promo code offer from Air Canada. Just enter promo code FALLCA15PCT at time of purchase. For travel to the US, Caribbean, and Mexico, use promo code FALL15PCT.

Both offers is valid for travel from Sept. 3 through Dec. 14. Book by midnight, July 22.

Round-trip fares include:

Europe Sale for Late Summer/Fall from KLM

Lower than their previous sale for fall, KLM's (tel. 800/374-7747; latest is valid for travel from Aug. 26 through Dec. 12. Fares require a Saturday night stay, with an allowed maximum stay of 1 month. Ticket changes are allowed for a fee of $250. Tack on an additional $20-$30 for weekend travel.

Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 8. Other airlines may be matching along some routes.

Round-trip fares include:

Florida & Gulf Coast Sale from American Airlines

Save on flights to/from Florida and the Gulf Coast with the current sale from American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; Sale fares are valid for daily travel, from Aug. 15 through Nov. 14.

All tickets require a Saturday night stay and must be booked by 11:59pm CT, July 23.

Round-trip fares are reversible and include:

From the Mail Bag: Abuse of Service Dog Policies

Q: SkyMall ( has decided to sell service dog vests in their magazine, making it oh so much easier for people to fake their pet as a service dog. As a service dog advocate and educator, I always wary when people try to pass off their pet as service dogs in order to do something like let them fly for free. Many people have brought this to Skymall's attention and they have ignored us thus far. I am disabled and have a real service dog and do not want to sit next to some untrained yipping beast that will drive my dog nuts.

I don't know if this in your realm of keeping a close eye on airfares, but this is causing trouble for real disabled service dog handlers. How can they get away with this?

Read on.

Additional reporting by Tracy W. Stewart

George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and blogger whose website,, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and fare sales, including the most helpful and always updated Top 50 Airfares.