Alaska Web Specials

Alaska Airlines' (tel. 800/426-0333; 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:

Virgin America's Fares to Fly By

Virgin America's (tel. 877/359-8474; latest round of Fares to Fly By range from $59 to $139 each way. Travel between May 24 and June 30, minus blackout dates May 28 and May 31.

Round-trip fares require a 14-day advance purchase and must be booked by 11:59pm PDT, May 17.

WestJet Sale through June

From WestJet (tel. 800/538-5696;, 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:

Midwest Sale through November

Midwest Airlines' (tel. 800/452-2022; 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:

Last-Minute UK Fares from Aer Lingus

Still dragging your feet on booking a ticket to the UK? Aer Lingus (tel. 800/223-6537; 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.

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

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,, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and fare sales, including the most helpful and always updated Top 50 Airfares.

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