Aer Lingus Sale to Ireland

Finally, a break on fall travel to Ireland! The latest sale from Aer Lingus (tel. 800/223-6537; is valid for travel from November 3 through March 31, and include:

This sale expires September 21, so get a move on.

British Airways Sale to Europe

British Airways (tel. 800/247-9297; has a new sale on travel to select cities in Europe from the US, between October 22 through March 28. All purchases must be made by September 24.

Though we found most of their sale fares to London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt still a tad too high (especially from the east coast), our fave picks are those from west coast cities to Rome, Madrid, and even Prague:

Southeast Asia Sale from Los Angeles

Fly from Los Angeles to Southeast Asia this fall, as part of EVA Airway's (tel. 800/695-1188; current sale. Fares are valid on weekdays, for outbound travel through November 30, with a two-month maximum stay.

All fares must be purchased by September 30 and include:

Sun Country Sale for Fall

Book by September 25 to take advantage of Sun Country's (tel. 800/752-1218; fall sale, with plenty of great deals to/from Minneapolis and elsewhere. Fares are valid for travel through February 11, with scattered blackout dates. Fares require a 3-day advance purchase.

Kona, Hawaii on Sale from Alaska Airlines

Fly to Kona on the cheap, from Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/547-9308; Their latest sale is good for travel through December 16, with one-way fares as low as $179. And just for the heck of it, they've included a few stray deals to Maui. All fares must be purchased by September 23.

United Offers Discounts on Future Flights

We all know that the airline biz is in the doldrums, and United is trying to drum up traffic for the remainder of the year with this enticing fly-now save-later offer. More on that over in the blog.

International Bumping

Let's say you arrive at the airport early to check-in for your trip to Rome. You wait in line, and you wait and wait and wait, only to be told by a ticket agent that -- so sorry -- you're flight is full and you've been bumped. So you're stuck waiting two days for the next flight out, and all you're offered is a lousy $168 voucher? Is that all you're entitled to? Erm, not quite. Check out our recent Q&A on international bumping.

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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