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New Salt Lake City Service from Alaska Airlines

Hot on the heels of their recent San Antonio addition, Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; www.alaskaair.com). will begin new service to Salt Lake City as of April 4.

Flights connect via Seattle, departing at 7:00am and 1:10pm daily. From Salt Lake City, flights depart at 11:00am, and 5:10pm.

Special intro fares are valid for travel Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays from April 4 through May 31.

Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm PT, November 8.

For a complete listing, visit our Salt Lake City fare page.

AerLingus Europe Sale for Fall/Winter Travel

Aer Lingus (tel. 800/223-6537; www.aerlingus.com) has lowered fares for fall/winter travel to Europe. Departing from New York, Boston, and Chicago. Travel dates will vary by departure, but range from November 11 through February 28, excluding peak holiday periods.

Travel in Economy Class, Monday through Thursday. Add an additional $20 for weekend travel.

All tickets must be purchased by 7pm ET, November 15.

Round-trip fares with all taxes added include:

New Service to San Juan, PR from Southwest

Beginning April 14, look for new service to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Southwest (tel. 800/435-9792; www.southwest.com). Special intro fares are available for travel from April 14 through May 23, every day except Fridays and Sundays.

All tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm PT, November 7.

Round-trip fares with all taxes added are reversible and include:

Fall Fare Sale from Porter

Save on your next Porter (tel. 888/619-8622; www.flyporter.com) flight to/from select cities in Canada. No promo code required. Discount is valid for travel through March 27. Book your seats by midnight, November 8.

Avoid blackout dates from December 14 through January 6.

Travel to/from Boston, Montreal, St Johns, Chicago, Newark, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Ottawa, Moncton, Quebec City, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Windsor, Timmins, and Toronto.

Round-trip fares with all taxes added include:

From the Mail Bag: Why Not Allow Name Changes?

Q. I would like to know how the airline industry gets away with not allowing passengers to change the name on a ticket. No other industry has anything in place like this. They use the "security" excuse which is BS.

A. Find out!

* 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.