Asia Sale from American Airlines
American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is offering discounted fares to destinations in Asia. Sale fares are valid for daily travel Monday through Thursday, departing between April 10 and May 15, and returning by June 15.
All tickets require a 3-night minimum stay, with an allowed maximum stay of 30 days. No blackout dates. Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, April 9.
Other airlines (Delta, United) may be matching. Fares include:
- Chicago to Tokyo $1,299, including all taxes
- New York to Beijing $853, including all taxes
- New York Tokyo $1,030, including all taxes
- Philadelphia to Beijing $956, including all taxes
- Pittsburgh to Beijing $956, including all taxes
- Austin to Beijing $956, including all taxes
- Chicago to Beijing $942, including all taxes
- Chicago to Shanghai $890, including all taxes
- Dallas to Tokyo $1,030, including all taxes
- Houston to Beijing $956, including all taxes
Germany Sale from Lufthansa
From Lufthansa (tel. 800/645-3880; www.lufthansa.com), their Discover Germany sale is valid for mid-week travel, departing from April 10 through May 17, and returning by June 16.
This offer is good for economy class travel on Lufthansa, United, Austrian, Swiss, and Air Canada. Tickets require an advance purchase of 7 days.
All fares must be booked by April 12. Fares include:
- Atlanta to Berlin $933, including all taxes
- Philadelphia to Berlin $983, including all taxes
- Phoenix to Berlin $983, including all taxes
- Orlando to Berlin $983, including all taxes
- Washington DC to Berlin $983, including all taxes
Cathay Pacific Sale: San Francisco to India
From Cathay Pacific's (tel. 800/233-2742; www.cathaypacific.com), save on spring flights from San Francisco to destinations in India. Fares are valid for weekday travel through May 20. For weekend departures on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, add a $25 surcharge.
Fares allow for a maximum 6-month stay, with no minimum stay required. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm PT, April 15. Fares include:
- San Francisco to Mumbai $1,234, including all taxes
- San Francisco to New Delhi $1,262, including all taxes
- San Francisco to Bangalore $1,254, including all taxes
- San Francisco to Chennai $1,234, including all taxes
OpenSkies Sale: Newark to Paris
OpenSkies (tel. 866/581-3596; www.flyopenskies.com) is offering discounted fares from Newark to Paris for travel in summer and fall. Fares start at just $917 round-trip in their newly added Eco class, to $1,517 in Prem Plus, and $2,640 in Biz Bed.
Eco and Prem Plus fares are valid for travel from August 24 through October 31, and must be booked by April 10. Prem Plus fares are valid for travel from June 29 through September 3, and must be booked by May 31. Sample fare: Newark to Paris $917, including all taxes
For a complete list of deals to Paris, see our fare pages for CDG and Orly.
Flight Deals from Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) has released their latest crop of Flight Deals. 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.
- Los Angeles to Portland $198, including all taxes
- Los Angeles to Vancouver $274, including all taxes
- San Francisco to Vancouver $317, including all taxes
- San Diego to Puerto Vallarta $394, including all taxes
- Portland to Pasco $138, including all taxes
- Seattle to Anchorage $415, including all taxes
From the Mail Bag: An Empty Seat To Keep?
Q. My daughter has been hospitalized and will not be able to fly with her sister and I. What happens at the airport when we have three seats and only two of us checked in? If they give our seat to another passenger will they give me a voucher? If we do not get a voucher, can I insist on keeping the seat empty and having more room for us? Our tickets were paid with Amex points and cash.
A. Read on ...
Additional Reporting by Tracy 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.