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New Summer Service to Fairbanks, Alaska

Frontier's new service to Fairbanks, Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) begins May 14. Service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, through September 12. Introductory fares are available for as low as $169 each-way from Denver, and $199 from other cities. Fares require a 14-day advance purchase, and all tickets must be booked by February 17. Blackout dates are May 27, 28, 31, July 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, and September 2, 3, and 6.

Also from Alaska, their latest batch of web specials start at $59 one-way, and are good for travel from February 16 through March 1. Travel days vary according to route, as not all flights will operate daily. Round-trip fares include:

Click n' Save Fares from Southwest

Southwest's (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com) newest Click n' Save deals are valid for travel from January 12 through March 9, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares must be purchased by 11:59pm PT, January 4.

Fares include:

Belize City Sale from American

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) has extended their sale to Belize, with fares starting at $298 round-trip, before taxes. This sale is good for winter travel, Mondays through Thursdays, from January 1 through March 31. Tickets require a Saturday night stay, and allow a max stay of 120 days.

All fares must be booked by 11:59pm CT, January 5.

Air Jamaica Sale to Montego Bay & Kingston

Air Jamaica (tel. 800/523-5585; www.airjamaica.com) is offering discounted fares from select U.S. cities to Kingston and Montego Bay. This sale is valid for travel from January 11 through May 15, with fares starting at $354 round-trip, with taxes. All fares must be purchased by January 5, and include:

For a complete listing of fares to Jamaica, check our Kingston and Montego Bay pages.

Infant Airfares Squirmier Than a Two-Year-Old

It sounds like the beginnings of a bad joke, but on a recent trip to Turkey, we asked ourselves this question: "How many Delta agents does it take to set a rate for an infant seat?" In our case, the answer was nine, starting with one gate agent who set the fare for our 6-month-old at $47, another who overrode her fare and set the rate at $374, and, after we complained, a team of seven in the fare department who determined that the fee should be $89.

Now, we're aware that flying with infants is a contentious issue. Most parents, for whom it's unavoidable, hope the fares are as low as possible. And naturally there are those like the Flyertalk member who recently responded to a post about Cathay Pacific's new rate increase (up to 25% of the adult fare from 10%): "If I had my way, infants shld [sic] be slammed with a 2,500% ticket fare."

Regardless of your feelings about tiny travelers, if you're forced to travel with one, some airlines make it easier - and cheaper - to plan your trip than others. Like who? We've got the scoop over in our blog.

Additional Reporting by Tracy W. Stewart and Andrea Bennett

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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