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Singapore Airlines' Sale to Southeast Asia

From Singapore Airlines (tel. 800/742-3333; www.singaporeair.com), save on late winter/spring travel to Southeast Asia, with 26 destinations going for $949 round-trip, including all taxes, or just hang tight in Singapore for $899 round-trip, including all taxes. Offer is valid for departures from March 1 through May 18 from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and New York.

All purchases must be made by March 2, exclusively at SingaporeAir.com. Sale fares do not accrue miles. Route/date changes permitted for a $20 in addition to fare difference, if applicable.

In addition to Singapore, destinations include Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Palembang, Manila, Cebu, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bali, Lombak, Jakarta, Manado, Manado, Medan, Solo City, Yangon, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Saigon, Hanoi, and Da Nang.

Sample round-trip fares/routes include:

Mexico Sale from American Airlines

Save on travel to Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico with the current sale from American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com). Fares are valid for travel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, through April 30. A minimum stay of two nights is required, with an allowed maximum stay of one year.

All round-trip tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Feb. 21.

For a complete list, visit our fare pages for Cozumel and Cancun.

Intro Service Deals from American Eagle

Starting April 5, American Eagle (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) will begin new service to Los Angeles. Introductory fares to, from, and -- as seen below -- connecting via Los Angeles start at $54 each way, for travel from April 5 through May 25, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Seats are limited and may not be available on all dates/on all flights.

Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure, or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first.

Round-trip fares include:

Web Specials from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines' (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) most recent Web Specials start at $59 one-way, before taxes. Valid travel dates vary by route, ranging from February 14 through May 11, and April 4 through April 18. 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 AlaskaAir.com for more info. Round-trip fares include:

From the Mailbag: Why Bother Being Punctual? Airlines Never Are

Q: I don't know why I bother leaving work early to make the flight back to my hometown. It is consistently delayed. Now I've started to check the status of the flight before I leave work, and rush less. My question is, when I see that it's been delayed by two hours, is there any real reason I should stick to the original check-in time? According to the airline, I should, but if they themselves are late, I just don't see the point.

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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