Web Specials from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has released their latest batch of Web Specials. Rules and restrictions vary by route, though most are valid for travel from June 3 through June 15. 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.

Visit for more info. Round-trip fares include:

Save on Classic Plus Fares from Frontier

Save on seats booked in Classic Plus on your next Frontier flight. Enter promo code CPMKT to discount your fare when booking at Classic Plus fares are fully refundable and include two checked bags (within the 50 pound limit, and that includes bikes, golf, and fishing equipment), priority seating (including stretch seating), and an in-flight snack and beverage. The fares also allow for same-day standby, and no change fees.

This offer is valid for travel between June 1 and Nov. 13. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm ET, May 2.

Seats are limited and certain flights and/or days of travel may be unavailable, especially during busy travel periods. Discount applies to the base fare, less all taxes and fees, on select flights in select domestic markets.

Click 'n Save Sale from Southwest

Southwest's current Click 'n Save Sale is valid for travel every day of the week except Fridays and Sunday, through June 29. Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase. No minimum stay requirements. Avoid blackout dates on May 26, May 30, and May 31.

Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm PT, May 2. Round-trip fares include:

From AirTran, 'Your Mom Didn't Raise You To Waste Money' Sale

AirTran's Your Mom Didn't Raise You To Waste Money sale is valid for Tuesday/Wednesday travel through Nov. 16. Tickets require a 10-day advance purchase.

Avoid blackout dates May 26-28, and 30; June 19, 24-26, and 30; July 1-5, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, and 29-31; and blackout dates for Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco are May 26-28, and 30; and June 9-Sept. 5.

Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm ET, May 10. Round-trip fares include:

Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections

If you follow this sort of thing, you've already heard that the U.S. Department of Transportation has promulgated a new set of regulations to protect airline travelers and airfare consumers. We've just finished reading all 97 pages of DTOS59-09-F-10089, or "Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections II" as it's officially known.

The new rules fall into two categories: those designed to address sensational headline-grabbing issues that will affect a relatively small percentage of the flying public; and those that address problems that you don't normally see discussed on the evening news, but you'll appreciate them nonetheless. We gladly break it all down for you over in the Airfarewatchdog blog.

From the Mailbag: Overbooking Flights

Q: Are airlines allowed to oversell seats? I recently bought a ticket online with American, and when I got to the gate, I was told there was no seat for me. The counter people said this is very common and that the airline often oversells seats. When this happens, they just pay other passengers to give up their seats. Is this practice allowed?

A: Find out!

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.

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