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Frontier's 'Rake Up the Savings' Sale

From Frontier (tel. 800/432-1359; www.frontierairlines.com), their Grand Rapids to Denver $268, including all taxes

  • Kansas City to Denver $148, including all taxes
  • Akron to Denver $252, including all taxes
  • Ft. Myers to Denver $240, including all taxes
  • New Orleans to Denver $230, including all taxes
  • Little Rock to Denver $188, including all taxes
  • Bozeman to Denver $228, including all taxes
  • AirTran Sale for Fall/Winter

    The latest Fall/Winter fare sale from AirTran (tel. 800/247-8726; www.airtran.com) is valid for domestic travel Monday through Saturday, through February 13.

    Domestic blackout dates apply: Nov. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, and 26; Dec. 20, 21, 22, 23, and 26; Jan. 2.

    Service to Seattle, WA, will no longer be available after Sept. 3. Service to Des Moines, IA, will no longer be available after Sept. 29. Service to Key West, FL, will no longer be available after Nov. 3. Service to Phoenix, AZ, will no longer be available after January 4.

    All bookings must be made by 11:59pm PT, Aug. 24.

    Round-trip fares include:

    Fall Fare Sale from Southwest

    The current nationwide fall fare sale from Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com) is valid for travel Monday through Saturday, from Aug. 24 through Feb. 13. Sale fares may not be available on all flights, such as those that operate during peak travel periods. Sale fares not available to/from Washington-Dulles, Ft Myers, Key West, West Palm Beach, and Des Moines.

    All bookings must be made by 11:59pm PT, Aug. 24.

    Round-trip fares include:

    Fall Fare Sale from Sun Country

    Sun Country's (tel. 800/752-1218; www.suncountry.com) fall fare sale is good for travel to/from Minneapolis through Dec. 18. Fares are valid for travel into or out of Lansing, Harlingen, Orlando, Washington DC, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Ft Myers, San Diego, and San Francisco.

    All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Aug. 26.

    Round-trip fares include:

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

    From the Mailbag: Compensation for Mechanical Failures

    Q: What is the Department of Transportation policy that governs airline delays due to mechanical failure? We were stuck at the New Orleans airport for more than 10 hours when our plane had an engine problem and would like compensation.

    A: Read on.

    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.