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KLM's Queen's Day Sale to Amsterdam

From KLM (tel. 800/374-7747; www.klm.com), their Queen's Day Sale features fares from U.S. cities to Amsterdam. Travel is valid for next week, departing April 25-28 and returning May 1-3. Add a $35 surcharge for travel on Fridays or Saturdays.

Round-trip fares include:

Spring Sale from Air Pacific

How about a last minute spring break in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji? Air Pacific's (tel. 800/277-4446; www.airpacific.com) 7-Day Sale is good for travel through May 31. Destinations include Fiji, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Apia, Port Villa, Honiara, and Tonga. All flights allow a stopover in Fiji.

Depart from Albuquerque, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fresno, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Monterey, New York, Phoenix, Reno, St. Louis, San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Santa Barbara, or Washington, D.C., connecting in Los Angeles.

Fares start at $1,078 for travel to Fiji, $1,081 for travel to New Zealand, and $1,158 for travel to Australia.

All tickets must be booked by April 23.

For a list of current deals, visit our fare pages for Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, and Nadi, Fiji.

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 Monday through Thursday, departing April 11 through June 12, and returning by June 14. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, April 24.

Tickets require a 2-night minimum stay, with an allowed maximum of 30 days.

Flights may not operate daily along all routes, so check schedules. Fares are not valid for travel from the U.S. on May 24-26, or to the U.S. on May 27-28.

Round-trip fares include:

Extended: Germany Sale from Lufthansa

Lufthansa (tel. 800/645-3880; www.lufthansa.com) has extended their Discover Germany sale through May 14. Travel is valid for mid-week travel, departing from April 26 through May 17, and returning by June 16.

This offer is good for economy-class travel on Lufthansa, Air Canada, Austrian, Swiss, or United. Tickets require an advance purchase of 7 days.

For a complete list of fares, visit our fare pages for Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, and Nuremberg.

Extended: American's Europe Sale for Spring

American Airlines' (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) has extended their Europe sale for spring, along with partners British Airways, and Iberia. Travel between the U.S. and Europe is valid Mondays through Thursdays, and between the U.S. and U.K. on Mondays through Wednesdays. Depart by May 21. Travel must be completed by Nov. 17.

A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, with an allowed maximum stay of 180 days.

Tickets must be booked by April 24.

Round-trip fares include:

From the Mailbag: Anything For a Cheap Fare?

Q: My family of three needs to fly from Baton Rouge to Richmond. Fares have been very expensive. In order to fly as cheaply as possible, I bought three one-way fares from Atlanta to Richmond for just $60 each when that route was on sale, but now I need to find a cheap fare from Baton Rouge to Atlanta in order to connect to the Atlanta-Richmond flight. I'm finding that round-trip fares from Baton Rouge to Atlanta are cheaper than one-way fares, so I thought we'd buy a round-trip and not use the return flight. (The flight into Atlanta arrives at 5:58pm and I was going to buy a flight from Atlanta to Richmond leaving at 6:30pm. Is that too close for comfort?). However, I called Delta and was told we would be charged $150 per ticket as a change fee for a flight we didn't take. Can Delta do that? What if we were in an accident or were otherwise unable to make the return flight?

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.