Sun Country's Spring Sale to/from Minneapolis & Lansing

Spring will be here before you know it (or so says the groundhog anyway), so time to start planning your escape. Sun Country has some swell fares for spring travel to/from Minneapolis and Lansing, for travel from April 5 through June 7. You'll find the lowest fares for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Some routes are seasonal and may operate on tricky schedules, so be sure to check Sun Country's flight schedule. Fares require a 7-day advance purchase.

Book by 11:59pm CT, Feb. 8. Round-trip fares include:

Valentine's Day Sale from Frontier

Hoping to make a romantic visit to your special someone this Valentine's? Aww. Well, Frontier's Valentine's Sale is valid for travel Feb. 10 through Feb. 16. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. And not all markets offer daily connections. All purchases must be made by 11:59pm ET, Feb. 10. Round-trip fares include:

Last Chance: AirTran's Big Game Sale

We're nearing last call for AirTran's Big Game sale. Travel is valid through May 24, with the exception of destinations in Florida which are valid for travel through March 16. You'll find the lowest fares available for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For trips to the Caribbean, Bermuda and Mexico, travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Avoid blackout dates: Feb. 18-19, 21; April 21-25 and 30; May 1, 2011 for domestic travel, and Feb. 19 and 20; March 12, 13, 18-20 and 26; April 2 and 23, for Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Tickets require a 10-day advance purchase and must be booked by 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 8, 2011.

Round-trip fares include:

Fares to Fly By from Virgin America

Virgin America's latest Fares to Fly By start at $64 one-way, before taxes. Offer is good for travel through May 25. Fares require a 7-day advance purchase for travel between Feb. 7 and Feb. 28, and a 14-day advance purchase for travel between March 1 and May 25. All tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PST, Feb. 7. For Mexico, travel must occur between Feb. 14 and May 25.

You'll find the lowest fares available for travel between Feb. 7, 2011 and Feb. 28. Round-trip fares include:

From the Mailbag: Exchanging Miles

Q: I just got an e-mail alert from Virgin informing me that I can exchange miles from other airlines' programs for more "Elevate points." This would be great if it were for United since my primary mileage program is with Mileage Plus. I do take about a dozen non-Star Alliance trips a year and rack up a handful of points on random airline programs that never amount to anything before they expire. Do you know if Mileage Plus supports some sort of mileage exchange program as well? What about with other Star Alliance partner airlines? For instance I have about 12,000 miles on US Airways and I know they are also Star Alliance. Could I shift those over to my Mileage Plus account?

A: More on this in the Airfarewatchdog blog.

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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