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Winter Travel Sale from Southwest Airlines

Save on winter travel with the current sale from Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com). Fares start at $59 one-way. Offer is valid for travel Jan. 4 through March 9. Stay clear of blackout dates from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3.

Fares require a 14-day advance purchase. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm PT, November 29.

Round-trip fares include:

Web Specials from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com) has released their latest round of web specials. Fares start at $99 one-way. Travel periods vary by route, though most are valid from Jan. 10 through Jan. 31.

Seats are limited and may not be available for all dates. Round-trip fares include:

SAS Winter Sale to Scandinavia & Eastern Europe

SAS (tel. 800-221/2350; www.flysas.com) has discounted fares to Scandinavia and Eastern Europe from select US cities. This offer is valid for travel from Dec. 26 through March 31. Fares require a Saturday night minimum stay, and allow a 12-month maximum stay.

Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight, on all dates.

All bookings must be made by Nov. 30. Round-trip fares include:

Winter Sale from American Airlines

The current sale from American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) features round-trip fares starting at $118. Travel is valid daily, from Jan. 4 through March 9. Fares may require a Saturday-night minimum stay.

Tickets must be purchased 14 days prior to departure, and all bookings must be made by 11:59pm CT, Nov. 29.

Round-trip fares include:

Flying With Food: What's Allowed?

Flying for Thanksgiving dinner? Well cuh-learly you'll be bringing along a few leftovers on the return. But what exactly is the TSA's policy on Aunt Ruth's pepper jelly loaf? Or, for that matter, flying with foods in general? Check out our recent Q&A on the matter.

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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