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Europe & Asia Sale from Finnair

Finnair (tel. 800/950-5000; www.finnair.com) is offering discounted flights on fall/winter travel to Europe and Asia. Travel dates and restrictions may vary by route, so be sure to click on our Fare Details for more info. You'll find the lowest fares for travel during weekdays. Friday through Sunday travel will cost an additional $20 each way.

All tickets must be booked by Sept. 10.

Round-trip fares include:

Air Canada's Anniversary Promo Code

Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; www.aircanada.com) is turning 75 and to mark the occasion they're offering 15% off on all flights within Canada, along with most major routes from the U.S. Travel from Sept. 4 through Dec. 14. To apply discount, just enter promo code HAPPYBIRTHDAY when booking at AirCanada.com. This discount is valid for all Tango fares for flights within Canada and on Tango Plus fares for US. flights. Even works for codeshares!

Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm local time, Sept. 3. Fares include:

Mexico Sale from American Airlines

To mark 70 years of service to Mexico, American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is offering discounted flights for fall/winter travel. Fares are valid any day of the week, for travel from Sept. 4 through March 2. A Saturday night minimum stay is required.

Avoid blackout dates for travel to Mexico from Dec. 14-29, Feb. 17-19, and for travel from Mexico Dec. 29-31; Jan. 1-7; Feb. 25-26.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Nov. 6. Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing, visit our fare pages for Mexico City, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Morelia, Cozumel, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta.

New Nonstop Service to Branson

Beginning next spring, look for new nonstop service to Branson, Missouri from Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com). Introductory fares are available for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays, from March 9 through April 12. Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm PT, Sept. 6.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing, visit our Branson fare page.

Unadvertised Sale to Manaus, Brazil

We've spotted a great little unadvertised sale to Manaus, Brazil from American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com). Most fares weigh in at about $558 round-trip, including all taxes, from nearly everywhere, even along the West Coast and Hawaii. As we said, these fares are unadvertised and could vanish at any second, but they've managed to last through the week, so here's hoping! Travel is valid on select dates in September and October.

Other carriers, like Delta, do come close to matching those $558 fares along some routes.

Round-trip fares include:

And those are just a few! For a complete list, check out our Manaus fare page, and do it fast! There's no telling how much longer these fares will stick around.

From the Mailbag: Still Deciding? Hold that Fare!

Q: How do you put an airfare sale on "hold" and how long can you hold it for, or is this option only available to travel agents?

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.