Fares to Go from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; has released a brand new batch of Fares to Go for fall/winter travel. Dates vary by route, so check our fare details for specifics. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Some markets may not operate daily service.

Round-trip fares include:

Air Pacific's Australia Deals

You'll find some great fares to Australia among Air Pacific's (tel. 800/227-4446; most recent web fares. Travel is valid between Feb. 1 through May 31, and again from Aug. 1 through 31.

Round-trip fares include:

Other sale fares to the include destinations in New Zealand, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanautu, and Fiji. Seats are limited, so get a move on!

Extended: 50% Off Promo from Direct Air

Take 50% off fall flights on Direct Air (tel. 877/432-3473; with their latest promo deal. All bookings must be made by 11:59pm, Oct. 21. Just enter promo code YLXEM at time of purchase and don't forget to use their flexible date search to get the lowest fare!

Round-trip fares include:

For more fares, visit our city pages for Myrtle Beach, Niagara Falls, Newark, Lakeland, Pittsburgh, Plattsburgh, Columbus, Worcester, and Springfield.

Europe Sale from Aer Lingus for Fall/Winter

Aer Lingus (tel 800/223-6537; is offering discounted fall/winter fares to Europe from New York, Boston, and Chicago. Fares are valid for Monday through Thursday travel, from Nov. 6 through March 31. Tickets require a Saturday night minimum stay, as well as a 7-day advance purchase.

Blackout dates will vary by route, but you can bet peak holiday dates are excluded.

All tickets must be purchased by 7pm ET, Oct. 27.

Round-trip fares include:

For more, visit our fare pages for New York, Boston, and Chicago.

10 Scary (Fabulous) Halloween Parties Worth the Flight

Rising holiday airfares aren't the only thing that's scary about this month. Halloween has become a big deal in top destinations like Orlando, where major events spur a ton of business in an otherwise quiet travel period. Up for a good scare? We've rounded up 10 spectacles worth the trip, with low fares that'll have you in the mood to get up and go.

From the Mailbag: No Fee if You Buy at the Airport? Who Does That?

Q: I'm flying from San Diego to Las Vegas on Spirit Airlines and noticed that they charge $18 per ticket to use their website for booking flights, but it appears that you can buy the ticket at the airport and avoid the fee? This seems counter-intuitive. How many people actually bother to drive to the airport to buy the ticket?

A: Read on.

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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