Miami Sale from American Airlines

American Airlines' (tel. 800/433-7300; is offering discounted fares to/from Miami. Sale fares are valid for travel to Miami on Monday through Wednesday, and from Miami on Tuesday through Thursday. Travel through June 12. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, February 28.

Avoid blackout dates: March 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, March 29-April 1 or April 5-9, 12-16.

Round-trip fares include:

Cabin Fever Sale from Sun Country

Sun Country's (tel. 800/752-1218; Cabin Fever Sale is good for travel to/from both Minneapolis and Lansing, through June 7. Fares are valid for travel into or out of Dallas, Harlingen, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, San Diego. Seasonal service to/from Palm Springs ends May 13, and to/from Phoenix on May 28. Tickets require a 10-day advance purchase.

Interested? All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Feb. 23.

Round-trip fares are reversible and include:

Web Specials from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; has some pretty good deals between cities in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Alaska. 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:

New Service to Colorado Springs from Frontier

From Frontier, save on new nonstop service between Colorado Springs and Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix, and Seattle. Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase.

Flights begin May 18 (and May 19 for Portland), and sale fares are valid for travel through June 18. Seats are limited and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable, especially during busy travel periods.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm ET, Feb. 29. Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing of fares, please visit our Colorado Springs page.

From the Mailbag: Mileage Mistake

Q: For obvious reasons, I am not going to tell you the name of the airline but here goes: last December, I cashed in some miles to obtain a frequent-flier award ticket. Lo and behold, on my January frequent-flier statement, I was awarded full frequent-flier miles on the free flight (about 6,000 miles). As anyone can figure out, this was some kind of computer glitch. My question: if I "spend" those miles on a future trip, will the airline discover their error and come back to me and charge me for the flight I used them on? I realize you can't predict airline business practices, but just wondering if you've heard of a similar situation.

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.