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The Caribbean & Bermuda Sale from American Airlines

Wanna go to the beach? American (www.aa.com) is offering discounted flights to the Caribbean and Bermuda. Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday, May 17 through Nov. 16. Travel to Bermuda is valid daily. A minimum stay of two nights is required.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, May 17. Round-trip fares include:

Sun Country's Summer & Fall Fare Sale

Sun Country's (www.suncountry.com) Summer & Fall Fare Sale is good for travel to/from both Minneapolis and Lansing, through Nov. 16. 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, and San Diego. Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase.

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

All round-trip tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, May 19. Round-trip fares include:

Memorial Day Sale from Delta

Hoping to skip town over Memorial Day weekend? Holiday fares are hard to come by, but Delta has some decent Memorial Day deals on offer as part of their current sale. Fares range from $59-$169 one-way, for quick trips on May 28 or May 29 only. Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase. Other airlines are matching along some routes.

All tickets must be booked by May 16.

Round-trip fares include:

St. Kitts Sale from American Airlines

From American Airlines (www.aa.com), save on spring/summer flights to St Kitts. Sale fares are available for outbound travel Mondays through Thursdays, from May 11 through July 26. All travel must be complete by July 28. Avoid blackout dates from June 29 through July 7. Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase, and a 2-day minimum stay. All bookings must be made by 11:59pm CT, May 17.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete listing of fares, visit our St Kitts fare page.

Flying with Fancy Duds? Buy Excess Valuation Coverage

For most people who check bags when flying, the $3,300 of lost baggage coverage offered by airlines (by U.S. law) on domestic flights is enough to cover any loss or damage (keep those receipts when you buy anything expensive -- however, items such as electronics are always excluded from coverage, so keep those in your carry-on). But if your flight is to an international destination, even if it includes a domestic connecting portion, different compensation rules apply. For most international travel departing from the U.S., baggage liability is limited to approximately $9.07 (USD) per pound for checked baggage and $400 (USD) per passenger for unchecked baggage. Different (slightly more generous) rules apply for travel from the European Community. But for almost all international travel, these protections won't cover your loss if you have expensive clothing or other items in your suitcase. That's why you might need to buy excess valuation from your airline when you check in for your flight.

Check out our Excess Valuation Chart for a look at who offers what, and for how much.

From the Mailbag: Compensation for Delays?

Q: Today, a good friend who is a frequent traveler told me that there is a new law that requires airlines to compensate travelers who are bumped or delayed a significantly higher amount than in the past. He said it could go as high as $1,500 for a delay of four hours. Is this correct? If not, what are the current policies of the airlines?

A: Find out!

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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