Southeast Asia Sale from Honolulu and New York

Fly from Honolulu to Southeast Asia this fall, as part of the current sale from China Airlines (tel. 800/227-5118; Fares are valid for outbound travel on Thursdays and Sundays through November 29 at the latest, although dates of travel will vary by destination. These round-trip fares (with all taxes included) must be purchased by October 31, and include:

And remember those New York/Southeast Asia fares we told you about earlier? Yep, those are still available too. Fly from New York to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh from October 2 through November 30. All tickets must be booked by October 30. If you're up for it, arrange a stopover in Taipei for an additional $100 each stop. Want to travel over a weekend? Add a weekend surcharge of $30 each way.

Travel to Manila is good from November 1 through November 24. Tickets must be purchased by November 2.

New Service, New Sale from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines now offers daily non-stops from Seattle to Houston, Austin, and Atlanta. These new routes are on sale for travel from October 25 through March 10. Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase. Mind the blackout dates November 20, 21, 25 & 28-30; December 18-21, 23 & 26-28; and January 2-4. Book by November 11.

Round-trip fares from Atlanta include:

Round-trip fares from Houston include:

Frontier Sale

Travel through March 10, as part of the current sale from Frontier (tel. 800/432-1359; Round-trip fares are valid for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday travel, and require a 14-day advance purchase. All purchases must be made by October 21.

Fall Fare Sale from Midwest Airlines

The latest fall sale from Midwest Airlines (tel. 800/452-2022; is valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from October 23 through November 18. Trips require a 10-day advance purchase and a 3-night minimum stay. Book by October 19. Round-trip fares include:

Mexico Sale from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines' (tel. 800/426-0333; "Made in Mexico" sale is good for travel through March 17. Avoid blackout dates November 20 through 22, December 16 through 28, and February 12 through 13 for travel to Mexico, as well as November 28 through 30, December 26, January 6, and February 20 through 21 for travel from Mexico. All fares listed are round-trip, include all taxes and must be purchased by November 19:

No Close-In Fees, Please!

Finally ready to cash in those miles, but hoping to avoid the added annoyance of (blech!) close-in fees? Check out our recent Q&A and find out which airlines are charging what, if anything, to put your miles to work.

Sixty-Seven Airfarewatchdog Fare Widgets and Counting

And in Airfarewatchdog news, we just added our 67th airport widget partner, the ( Portland International Jetport in the great state of Maine. Please give 'em a big welcome, along with our other most recent airport partners, Newburgh Stewart International in New York, and Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Louisiana. You too can customize a widget of scrolling local fares for your own site/blog. It's an excellent way of showing potential visitors just how inexpensive the trip is to/from your city. And it only takes a sec to set up. Check out our widget info page for more details.

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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