New Routes, New Sale from Frontier

Frontier (tel. 800/432-1359; is offering discounted fares along their latest routes, valid for travel through Sept. 9. Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase. Avoid blackout dates May 24-26, 28, 29, and July 8.

Tickets must be booked by 11:59 pm ET, March 13.

Round-trip fares include:

Web Specials from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; has released their latest batch of Web Specials. Valid travel dates vary by route, so check our fare details for more info. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service.

Round-trip fares include:

DirectAir's Way2Go Club

Direct Air's (tel. 877/ 432-3473; is scrapping their usual Family Ties sales for a new members-only offer. Join their Way2Go club and book any available seat for travel anytime on any DirectAir flight for $179 round-trip, including all fees and taxes. No blackout dates or seating restrictions. Valid for online bookings.

The annual membership fee of $69.95 is currently available for $49.95 per person as part of a special membership pre-buy offer available through March 11. Reservations officially become available to Way2Go members as of March 20.

Other membership frills include pre-boarding, reduced change/cancellation fees, from the usual $100 to $49.95, reduced baggage fees, 50% off Preferred Class seats, $10 seat selection, and $50 pet service fees (usually $100).

DirectAir offers service to/from Myrtle Beach, Lakeland, Punta Gorda, Orlando Sanford, West Palm Beach, Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, Springfield, Worcester, Plattsburgh, Newark, Allentown, Columbus, Rockford, Kalamazoo, Toledo, and Gulfport.

Panama City Beach Sale from Southwest

From Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792;, save on flights to Panama City Beach. Travel is valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from March 13 through June 6. Sale fares may not be available on all flights, such as those that operate during peak travel periods. As is always the case, you'll have better luck searching for off peak flights.

Tickets require a 10-day advance purchase.

All bookings must be made by 11:59pm PT, March 19.

Round-trip fares include:

For a complete list, visit our fare page for Panama City Beach.

Spring/Summer Promo Codes for Canadian Travel

Take 50% off your next Air Canada flight within Eastern Canada, with the latest promo code deal from Air Canada (tel. 888/247-2262; Just enter PROMO3MAR at time of purchase. Offer is valid only for Tango fares for travel through Sept. 4. Book by midnight, March 9.

This sale is valid for travel from Toronto to Montreal, Bagotville, Frederiction, Halifax, Saint John, Wabush, Baie Comeau, Bathurst, Gander, Moncton, St. Johns, Iles De La Madeleine, Charlottetown, Gaspe, Quebec, Sydney, Mont Joli, Sept-Iles, Deer Lake, Goose Bay, Rouyn-Noranda, and Val D'Or.

Porter Airlines (tel. 888/619-8622; is matching with a promo code of their own, also valid for travel through Sept. 4. Enter promo code BIG when booking.

From the Mailbag: Flexible Search Calendar

Q: I want to visit Hong Kong for about 30 days, leaving from Syracuse, New York (or New York City if I must). My travel dates are very flexible. I found a fare leaving June 4 returning June 21 on Delta for $800 round-trip including tax, but if I search for a 30-day trip in June the price becomes $1,800! How can I find the cheapest fare for a 30-day stay without entering five million date combinations?

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.