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Hawaiian Airlines' Late Summer/Fall Sale

Hawaiian Airlines (tel. 800/367-5320; www.hawaiianair.com) has lowered fares for flights in late summer/fall. Travel is valid from Aug. 22 through Dec. 15.

Tickets must be booked by Aug. 8. Round-trip fares include:

Look for even lower fares for travel from Seattle and Portland. For a complete listing, visit our fare pages for Honolulu and Kahului-Maui.

Virgin America Flight Bundles from Gilt City

Virgin America (tel. 877/359-8474; www.virginamerica.com) is offering flight bundles to subscribers of GiltCity.com, for travel from Aug. 15 through June 15, 2012. There are three packages to choose from:

  • $427 for three short-haul round-trip flights
  • $964 for three medium-haul round-trip flights
  • $1,205 for three long-haul round-trip flights

Put toward flights for yourself, friends, family, anyone. Prices do not include taxes, which can be paid at time of booking each flight online, or a $20 per passenger fee for flights booked over the phone. Flight package codes for medium- and long-haul flights can be put towards travel for short hauls.

This offer is valid for nonstop and connecting travel in Main Cabin Select. Blackout dates are Sept. 2 and 5; Nov. 25, 26, 27, and 28; Dec. 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, and 30. Blackout dates in 2012 are: Jan. 2; Feb. 17 and 20; and May 28. Travelers earn five frequent-flier "Elevate points" for every dollar spent.

For a breakdown of short-, medium-, and long-haul routes, check out the route map provided on the offer page.

Caribbean & Mexican Sale from American Airlines

Ready to hit the beach? American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is offering discounted flights to the Caribbean and Mexico. Fares are valid for daily travel through Nov. 16. Tickets require a 2-night minimum stay, with an allowed max of 30 days.

Embargo dates on travel to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel and Cancun are Oct. 7, 8 and Nov. 10; to Cancun on Aug. 18, 21, 28, 31; Oct. 15, 16; and Nov. 12, 13;

to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Cozumel on Aug. 28; and from Santo Domingo to the U.S. on Aug. 20, 21.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, August 10.

Round-trip fares include:

Sun Country Summer & Fall Sale

Sun Country's (tel. 800/752-1218; www.suncountry.com) Summer & Fall Fare Sale is good for travel to/from both Minneapolis and Lansing, through Dec. 14. 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. Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase.

Check www.suncountry.com for schedules as service may vary.

Blackout dates are Oct. 18-20, 23-24; Nov. 18-28.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Aug. 9.

30% Promo Codes from both Porter & Air Canada

Take 30% off your next Porter Airlines (tel. 888/619-8622; www.flyporter.com) flight. Just enter promo code LEAP at time of purchase on www.flyporter.com. This offer is valid for travel from Aug. 18 through Dec. 15. Book your seats by midnight, Aug. 10.

Travel to/from Boston, Montreal, St Johns, Chicago, Newark, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Ottawa, Moncton, Quebec City, and Toronto.

Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; www.aircanada.ca) is matching with a 30% promo code of their own, also for travel through December 15, to/from the same cities serviced by Porter. Enter promo code PROMO10AUG11 at time of purchase. Book by midnight, Aug. 10.

From the Mailbag: What to Do with a Child's Ticket Voucher?

Q: For a year, my 6-year-old niece asked for me to take her to San Antonio to visit cousins. In June, I asked her mother if she could go. Immediately, my sister-in-law told her I had invited her to go to San Antonio. All was great enthusiasm! That night I booked two non-refundable tickets with Delta on my credit card. As time passed, the 6-year-old decided she needed to have her mother with her also. This wasn't doable for the mom, so I canceled the flight for my niece. Delta issued a voucher for the 6-year-old. I had paid for her ticket with my credit card so it seems the refund should go to me. The child will not travel on her own anyplace within the next year and her mother plans no trip to take her. It seems Delta would want someone to use the ticket. When I contacted Delta by e-mail, I received a standard answer. Is there any way I can pursue this lost ticket/voucher?

A: Read on.

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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