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Summer Savings Sale from Sun Country

Sun Country's (tel. 800/359-6786; www.suncountry.com) Summer Savings Sale is good for travel to/from Minneapolis from July 2 through August 22. Fares are valid for travel into or out of Dallas, Harlingen, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Lansing, San Francisco, and San Diego.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, June 21.

Fares include:

For a complete list of current deals, visit our Minneapolis fare page.

American Sale to Bermuda & the Caribbean

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is offering discounted fares to the Caribbean and Bermuda, for daily travel, beginning August 26. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, June 18.

Avoid blackout dates November 17-25. Tickets require a 2-night or Saturday minimum stay, with an allowed maximum of 1 year.

Flights may not operate daily along all routes, so check schedules.

Fares include: American Sale to/from Dallas/Ft Worth

From American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com), save on summer spring flights to/from Dallas/Fort Worth. Travel is valid on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from July 1 through August 30.

Tickets require a Saturday-night minimum stay. Avoid blackout dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5-6, 12, 19.

Purchase by 11:59pm CT, June 18.

Fares include: For a complete listing, visit our fare page for Dallas/Ft Worth.

Fall Fares to Europe

Waiting until fall before making that trip to Europe? Not a bad idea, what with the smaller crowds, cooler temps, and -best of all- lower fares, But that doesn't mean you can't start planning now. We're seeing some great deals for fall already popping up, mostly from Icelandair (tel. 800/223-5500; www.icelandair.com), Air Berlin (tel. 866/266-5588; www.airberlin.com) and Aeroflot (tel. 888/340-6400; www.aeroflot.com).

Here are a few faves so far: These fares could go at any moment, so if you see something you like, pounce fast!

From the Mail Bag: Confirmed Seats Not So Confirmed?

Q: I just returned on a trip from Seattle to Air France. Prior to my flight, I was confirmed on an aisle seat. When I arrived at the airport, I discovered my seat assignment had been changed to a middle seat. Needless to say, I was upset. I mentioned this seat change to a friend of mine. She said the same thing happened to her group of passengers. Can the airline randomly change seat assignments once they have confirmed them with their passengers?

A: Read on ...

Additional Reporting by Tracy 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.