American Airlines' Worldwide Travel Sale

From American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300;, save on international travel for fall. For trips to Europe and the UK, begin travel between Oct. 10 and Dec. 1. For all other destinations, begin travel between Sept. 6 and Dec. 5. All travel must be complete by Dec. 8.

Travel on Monday through Wednesday between the U.S. and UK destinations. Travel Monday through Thursday for all other routes.

No blackout dates for travel to the UK, Europe, China, and Japan. For all other destinations, avoid blackout dates Nov. 17-27.

A Saturday night minimum stay is required for Europe/UK travel, with a 3-night minimum stay for all other destinations. Maximum stay is 30 days for all destinations.

All tickets must be booked 11:59pm, CT, June 30. Round-trip fares include:

30% Promo Code from Air Canada

Save on your next trip with Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; Just enter the promo code QFM9KQN1 when booking and save up to 30% off Tango and Tango Plus fares, for travel through Dec. 15. This offer is valid for one-way and round-trip itineraries.

If you are not departing or returning from the same city, or your itinerary includes a stopover, you must make multiple bookings using this promo code. Must book by June 29 (midnight local time from your departure city). This offer is valid only on select routes.

Sample round-trip fares include:

New Service, New Sales from JetBlue

JetBlue (tel. 800/538-2583; is beefing up service with new routes and additional flights along existing routes. Their current batch of discounted new routes includes:

Rules and restrictions will vary by route. Be sure and consult our fare details for booking info.

Some airlines (such as Delta) may be matching along certain routes.

Spirit Airlines Adds $5 Boarding Pass fee, $1 Kiosk Check-in Fee

Flying Spirit Airlines (tel. 800/772-7117; in the near future? Better dust off your printer, or make a pit stop at Kinko's. Starting Nov. 1, passengers who do not print out their own boarding pass can tack on an additional $5 fee for the privilege of having an agent print one for you upon arrival at the airport. "Customers who booked their travel before June 21, 2011 and travel after Nov. 1, 2011 will not be charged the above fee," says Spirit.

Passengers with a printer and a computer handy can avoid fees by checking in online and printing boarding passes at home. As of June 26, 2012, check-ins at airport kiosks will also incur a fee of $1.

From the Mailbag: Honoring Fat Finger Fares

Q: I love Airfarewatchdog and have booked several great deals in the past year, thanks to your tweets. I've even saved lots of money for several of my friends by sharing your site with them. Thanks to a recent tweet, I purchased a Boston to San Diego ticket on Continental that was going for $61.30 total round-trip. I'm about to depart on this trip and just called the airline to ask about their standby policies. I called Continental and asked if I could take an earlier flight the same day, but learned it will cost almost as much to change ($50). When I talked to the ticket agent, she was blown away by the price I paid for my ticket, and asked how I found it. She hadn't heard of before and said she would have to tell her coworkers about it. This ticket agent was sure it was a mistake but didn't know a mistake could be this low. The breakdown of the fare shows that the airfare portion of the round trip ticket cost just over $18, and the rest of the cost was in fees and taxes. I was worried for a moment that they weren't going to honor my ticket because it was a mistake, but she assured me that they would have to honor it as I bought it directly from the Continental website. If the ticket agents weren't aware that tickets could be sold for this low, how then do these prices slip by? I feel like I alerted the airline to the Airfarewatchdog secret, but I know they have enough people watching every fare that they should know when tickets are sold for incredible deals, right?

A: Read on.

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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