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Europe Sale from Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus (tel. 800/223-6537; www.aerlingus.com) is offering discounted fares to Europe for fall travel. Rules and restrictions will vary by route, so be sure to check our fare details below for more info. Add an additional $20-$40 each way for any fares booked via telephone with Aer Lingus, or at an Aer Lingus ticket counter.

All tickets must be purchased by 7pm ET, Aug. 30.

Round-trip fares include:

Central America and Panama Sale from American

Save on flights to Central America and Panama with the current sale from American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com). Fares are valid any day of the week, for travel from Sept. 4 through Nov. 10.

Avoid blackout dates: Oct. 25-28, Nov. 3-8. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Aug. 27.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing, visit our fare pages for Panama City, Belize City, Guatemala City, Liberia, San Jose, and Tegucigalpa.

Alaska Airlines Sale for Fall

The systemwide sale from Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) is valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from Sept. 5 through Dec. 12. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Tickets must be booked by Aug. 27.

Round-trip fares include:

From Allegiant: New Service, New Sale to Palm Springs

Save on flights to Palm Springs with new service from Allegiant Air (tel. 702/505-8888; www.allegiantair.com). Introductory fares are available for travel beginning in mid-November. Travel nonstop from Eugene and Oakland.

Sale fares must be booked by Aug. 28, for travel through Jan. 13.

Round-trip fares include:

For more, please visit our fare listings for Palm Springs.

From the Mailbag: Annoying Changes to Flight Schedules

Q: Are airlines able to change your flight without your permission? I purchased a ticket to fly out at 6 a.m. and the airline changed it to 4 p.m. If I had wanted to leave at 4 p.m., then I would have bought my ticket for that time.

A: Read on.

Additional reporting by Tracy W. Stewart

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