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Air New Zealand Sale for Spring/Summer/Fall

Head to Auckland or Christchurch with the current sale from Air New Zealand (tel. 800/262-1234; www.airnewzealand.com). Travel is valid 7 days a week, from May 1 through June 8, and again from July 24 through Sept. 19.

Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 31.

Round-trip fares include:

American Sale to/from Dallas/Fort Worth

From American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com), save on winter/early spring flights to/from Dallas/Fort Worth. Travel is valid daily from Feb. 1-29.

Tickets require a Saturday-night minimum stay. Avoid the lone blackout date on Feb. 17.

Fares must be booked 21 days prior to departure. Purchase by 11:59pm CT, Feb. 8.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing, visit our fare page for Dallas/Ft Worth.

Delta Sale to/from Atlanta

From Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com), save on flights to/from Atlanta. Fares are valid for travel from Feb. 12 through May 23.

Fares require a 14-day advance purchase, as well as a Saturday night minimum stay. All purchases must be made by Jan. 20.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing, visit our fare page for Atlanta.

Singapore Airlines' Fare Deals to Asia & Europe

Save on winter/spring travel to select cities in Southeast Asia and Europe with the current batch of fare deals from Singapore Airlines' (tel. 800/742-3333; www.singaporeair.com). Rules and restrictions will vary by route, though most are valid for travel from January through May.

Round-trip fares include:

Flight Deals from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) has released their latest batch of Web Specials. Valid travel dates vary by route, so check our fare details for more info. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. All fares require immediate purchase.

Round-trip fares include:

From the Mailbag: Pays to be Persistent

Q: My family and I flew on a trip from Miami to Baltimore in January 2009 on AirTran. Our flight was delayed at least four hours. We were given several $25 vouchers in compensation. The vouchers had an expiration date six months prior to this flight. I questioned the man giving out the vouchers. He took them from me, scratched out the expiration date, and said there was no expiration date. So now I am flying AirTran again, and tried to use the vouchers, which, of course, couldn't be found in the system. I e-mailed customer service and was told the voucher had expired in June 2008. When I explained what happened and that they had expired six months prior to the delayed flight that I was given them for, AirTran said that they are only good for six months. It didn't matter, they said -- the vouchers would be expired anyway. I just don't think this is a fair situation as the voucher was already expired, and then they told us the vouchers didn't have an expiration date. What can I do? Who can I report this to?

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.