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Frontier's May Travel Sale

Save on May travel with the (latest sale from Frontier's (tel. 800/432-1359; www.frontierairlines.com). Fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from May 1 through May 31. Fares require a 10-day advance purchase, and must be booked by 11:59 pm ET, April 2.

Round-trip fares include:

Alaska Sale to Hawaii

Alaska Airlines' (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) Hawaii Sale is good for travel Monday through Thursdays between June 10 and Aug. 21. All tickets must be purchased by April 4.

Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Travel to/from Gustavus beginning June 12. Travel to/from King Salmon or Dillingham by Aug. 20. Travel between Anchorage and Honolulu must be nonstop. Travel must use Anchorage/Honolulu nonstop flights.

Round-trip fares include:

JetBlue's New Routes

JetBlue (tel. 800/538-2583; www.jetblue.com) has announced new routes, seasonal additions, and schedule tweaks, some of which will be offered at low introductory prices. The current featured route? Boston and Newark, for travel May 4 through June 22, at $66 one-way. Tickets require a 21-day advance purchase, and must be booked by 11:59 pm ET, May 15.

Other routes coming up:

  • Boston, MA (BOS) and Newark, NJ (EWR) starts May 4, 2011
  • Tampa, FL (TPA) and San Juan, PR (SJU) starts May 4, 2011
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) and Los Angeles, CA (LAX) starts May 11, 2011
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX) and San Juan, PR (SJU) starts May 19, 2011
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB) and Anchorage, AK (ANC) starts May 23, 2011
  • New York, NY (JFK) and Martha's Vineyard, MA (MVY) starts May 26, 2011
  • Boston, MA (BOS) and Portland, OR (PDX) starts May 26, 2011
  • Boston, MA (BOS) and Santiago, DR (STI) starts June 17, 2011

Shanghai Sale from American Airlines

From American Airlines' (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com), save on late spring/early summer travel to Shanghai. This sale is valid for travel 7 days a week, departing from April 5 through May 19. All travel must be completed by July 19. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required, with an allowed max of 2 months. No blackout dates! Tickets must be purchased 7 days before your departure date, or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59pm CT, May 12.

Round-trip fares include:

New Expedia Rewards Program

Earn points on the trips you book through Expedia with their new Expedia Rewards program. You'll earn one point for every dollar spent on flights, hotels, and activities booked through Expedia, with the potential to earn up to 4 points per dollar spent on packages that include flight, rental car, hotel, and activities. And of course, you'll continue to rack up miles for frequent flyer programs, on top of Expedia Reward points earned. You can also earn Expedia Reward points when booking travel for others, even if you're not traveling with them, just so long as the itinerary is booked through your account. Earn extra points for travel booked with your MasterCard, as well as hotel stays with VIP Access partners.

If a typical trip for two (including airfare, hotel, and car rental) runs you about $2,000, that'll earn you about 6,000 points. Three trips like that and you'll have enough points for freebies. And you stand to earn even more when booking family travel.

Sound good? You'll just need to enroll by signing in or creating an Expedia account, if you don't already have one.

From the Mailbag: Canceled and Rebooked with Overnight Stop

Q: I used frequent flyer miles to book two tickets on US Airways from Philadelphia to Belize, with a stopover in Charlotte. When I checked my flights online about 2 weeks ago, there was no record of our flight into and out of Belize. I called customer service, only to find out that the flight to Belize was canceled several months ago! I was never notified. Anyway, 1 &12frac; hours later, the US Airways rep I talked to rebooked us on Continental. According to the new itinerary, we fly out of Belize and into Houston, and she cannot get us home to Philly until the next day. So, we will be spending one night in Houston. I offered to pay for two tickets from Houston to Philly on Saturday, but she said not to do that -- to fly the next day to avoid paying. I didn't push it because I really don't mind having to spend one night in Houston. However, what is the airlines obligation (if any) to pay for our hotel room?

A: Find out!

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.

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