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:
- Orlando to Grenada $547, incl. all taxes
- Raleigh to Grenada $576, incl. all taxes
- Tampa to Grenada $548, incl. all taxes
- Cincinnati to Grand Cayman Island $477, incl. all taxes
- Detroit to Grand Cayman Island $445, incl. all taxes
- Hartford to Grand Cayman Island $521, incl. all taxes
- Jacksonville to Grand Cayman Island $443, incl. all taxes
- Minneapolis to Grand Cayman Island $441, incl. all taxes
- Norfolk to Grand Cayman Island $443, incl. all taxes
- Orlando to Grand Cayman Island $378, incl. all taxes
- Raleigh to Grand Cayman Island $467, incl. all taxes
- Savannah to Grand Cayman Island $443, incl. all taxes
- Tallahassee to Grand Cayman Island $443, incl. all taxes
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:
- Ft Myers to Minneapolis $238
- Los Angeles to Minneapolis $178
- San Francisco to Minneapolis $218
- Boston to Minneapolis $178
- New York to Minneapolis $178
- San Diego to Minneapolis $278
- Washington, D.C. to Lansing $138
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:
- Cincinnati to Hartford $338
- Columbus to Myrtle Beach $302
- Duluth to New York $396
- Madison to Tampa $238
- Minneapolis to Grand Rapids $354
- Duluth to St Louis $218
- Minneapolis to Pierre $314
- Minneapolis to Sioux Falls $279
- Duluth to Denver $270
- Los Angeles to Tampa $318
- Atlanta to Flint $198
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:
- Austin to St Kitts $542, incl. all taxes
- Baltimore to St Kitts $532, incl. all taxes
- Chicago to St Kitts $403, incl. all taxes
- Little Rock to St Kitts $542, incl. all taxes
- Louisville to St Kitts $584, incl. all taxes
- Oklahoma City to St Kitts $542, incl. all taxes
- Orlando to St Kitts $514, incl. all taxes
- San Antonio to St Kitts $542, incl. all taxes
- Washington DC to St Kitts $568, incl. all taxes
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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