AirTran's "Stretch Your Travel Budget" Sale

The current Stretch Your Travel Budget Sale from AirTran (tel. 800/AIR-TRAN; is valid for domestic travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Nov. 2.

Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase. Fares not available for travel on Sept. 4. All bookings must be made by 11:59pm PT, May 24.

Round-trip fares include:

American Sale to Aspen, Vail, Grand Junction, & Jackson Hole

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; has lowered fares for summer travel to Vail, Grand Junction, and Jackson Hole. Fares are valid for daily travel from June 14 through July 31.

Avoid blackout dates for outbound travel from June 28-29, and July 5-6.

Fares require a Saturday or minimum 2-night stay.

All purchases must be made by 11:59pm CT, May 21.

Intro Fares to Hawaii from Allegiant

Save on travel to Hawaii with new service from Allegiant Air (tel. 702/505-8888; Introductory fares are available for travel beginning in mid-November. Travel nonstop from Bellingham, Eugene, Santa Maria, or Stockton, to both Honolulu and Maui.

Sale fares must be booked by May 21, for travel through January 15. Service to Maui begins Nov. 14 from Bellingham. Service to Honolulu begins Nov. 15 from Bellingham, Nov. 17 from Eugene and Santa Maria, and Nov. 18 from Stockton.

Please visit our fare listings for Honolulu and Maui.

Delta Sale to/from both Atlanta and Detroit

From Delta (tel. 800/221-1212;, save on flights to/from both Atlanta and Detroit. Fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through Oct. 31.

Avoid blackout dates May 24-28, June 10, 17-18, 21-25, 28-30, and July 1. Fares require a 14-day advance purchase, as well as a Saturday-night stay. All tickets must be booked by May 24.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing, visit our fare pages for Detroit and Atlanta.

Click 'n Save Deals from Southwest

The latest Click 'n Save sale from Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792; is valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from May 29 through Oct. 31. Sale fares may not be available on all flights, such as those that operate during peak travel periods. Sale fares not available to/from Washington-Dulles.

Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase.

All bookings must be made by 11:59pm PT, May 24.

Round-trip fares include:

From the Mailbag: A Mechanical Kink in Cruise Plan

Q: Two college roommates and I booked a cruise through Celebrity Cruise Lines. We did everything as suggested -- booked through a travel agency, had Celebrity book the airfare, and took out insurance. When we arrived in Charlotte for our connecting flight, US Airways said there was a mechanical failure and they needed 20 volunteers. They did not get their 20, so two of us did not have seats for the smaller plane they brought in. The one who had a seat was not going without the other two, so they took her seat and gave it to a family of three that did not have a cruise ship to get to. The airlines could not get us down to San Juan to leave with the ship. The best they could do was get us to the first port of call, which was two days later. It was hell for the next two days! We asked for the luggage to go to the ship so we were without it for those two days.

The most US Airways will offer is a $300 voucher. The insurance only paid for the minor things and reimbursed for two days of the cruise. It seems a really unfair amount from US Airways considering what we went through to get to the port and the bad taste it put in our mouths for the cruise. Is $300 the most an airline can offer for supposed mechanical failure? They have told us that this is the best they can do and Celebrity is only offering a $100 onboard credit. Any recommendation for getting more from them?

A: 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.