Alaska Web Specials
Alaska Airlines' (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) latest round of Web Specials start at $59 one-way. Rules and restrictions vary by route, though most are valid for travel from May 17 through June 1. Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase.
Round-trip fares include:
- Palm Springs to Seattle $268
- Dallas to Seattle $318
- Anchorage to Bethel $358
- Houston to Seattle $278
- Redmond to Vancouver $318
Virgin America's Fares to Fly By
Round-trip fares require a 14-day advance purchase and must be booked by 11:59pm PDT, May 17.
- Boston to Los Angeles $278
- New York to San Francisco $278
- San Francisco to Las Vegas $118
- San Diego to San Francisco $118
- Seattle to San Francisco $158
- Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles $218
- Washington, D.C. to San Francisco $258
WestJet Sale through June
From WestJet (tel. 800/538-5696; www.westjet.com), save on travel through June 26, valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm MT, May 19. All round-trip fares are non-refundable and include:
- Edmonton to Kelowna $282
- Halifax to Calgary $450
- Ft. McMurray to Yellowknife $438
- Quebec City to Calgary $458
- Saint John to Montreal $358
- Montreal to Edmonton $450
- Vancouver to Toronto $478
- Toronto to Regina $348
Midwest Sale through November
Midwest Airlines' (tel. 800/452-2022; www.midwestairlines.com) current sale is good for Tuesday and Wednesday travel through November 17. Fares require a 10-day advance purchase, and a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm ET, May 14. Round-trip fares also available on Frontier, and include:
- Atlanta to Denver $208
- Appleton to Newark $188
- Denver to New Orleans $188
- Green Bay to Pittsburgh $138
- Kansas City to New Orleans $118
- Newark to Green Bay $188
- Milwaukee to Indianapolis $118
- Minneapolis to Appleton $118
Last-Minute UK Fares from Aer Lingus
Still dragging your feet on booking a ticket to the UK? Aer Lingus (tel. 800/223-6537; www.aerlingus.com) has some great last minute deals on travel to England, though we suggest you skip their other sale fares for travel to European cities, as they no longer seem to be available.
The following round-trip fares are available for travel through May 31, Mondays through Thursdays.
- Boston to Birmingham, UK $669, incl. all taxes
- Boston to London, UK $680, incl. all taxes
- New York to Birmingham, UK $669, incl. all taxes
- New York to London, UK $680, incl. all taxes
Lower Fares for South Carolina and Surrounding Areas
Southwest has announced plans to add both Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg to its roster of cities. This will likely have an impact on fares not only in GSP and CHS, but in nearby airports such as Asheville and Savannah (where low-cost carrier AirTran recently cut service, causing fares to skyrocket).
Start dates and flight schedules have yet to be released, but service is expected to begin sometime in 2011. More information available from www.southwest.com.
Give the Gift of Travel
Is it just us, or have you been doing a lot of gift giving this spring? Endless birthdays, graduations, weddings, Mother's Day, and now Father's Day is creeping up. If you're fresh out of brilliant gift ideas -- trust us, that tie? Not brilliant -- how about a gift card for travel? Surely everyone has somewhere they'd like to go, and your thoughtful gift could help put them on their way. Which carriers and sites offer gift cards? We've put together a handy little guide over in the blog.
Oh, and before you begin your summer travels, we've wrangled together some of our most popular blog posts. You'll find everything from how to score the lowest fare, to tips on beating baggage fees... you name it, we've covered it. Be sure to peruse the list before you head off to the airport!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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