December Deals from Sun Country

Sun Country's December Deals are good for travel to/from Minneapolis from November 28 through December 18. Fares are valid for travel into or out of Lansing, Harlingen, Orlando, Washington DC, Phoenix, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco.

All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, October 15.

Sample round-trip fares including all taxes:

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

Flight Deals from Alaska Airlines

Here's the latest batch of weekly Flight Deals from Alaska Airlines. 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.

Sample round-trip fares including all taxes:

Ending Soon: Frontier Sale for Fall/Winter Travel

The Fall/Winter sale from Frontier is valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March 17.

Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase. Avoid blackout dates of November 20, 21 and 24-26, December 20, through January 7, and February 14, 15 and 18. Some markets do not offer daily connections. Due to schedule changes, markets may not connect throughout the valid travel period.

Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm ET, October 12.

Sample round-trip fares including all taxes:

Asia Deals from China Airlines

China Airlines has discounted fall flights from Los Angeles to cities in Asia. Sale fares to Japan and Korea are valid for round-trip travel from October 1 through November 30. Sale fares to Hong Kong and Manila are valid for round-trip travel from October 1 through November 30, January 5 through January 31, and again from February 9 through May 20.

All tickets must be purchased by October 31. Sample round-trip fares including all taxes:

From the Mail Bag: Code Sharing 101

Q. When booking international flights online, I increasingly find that the airline selling the fare isnÂ?t the airline actually flying the route. For example, I'll search for a flight on and see that the lowest fare is sold by Lufthansa but the flight is flown by United. Sometimes we don't even learn this until we get our confirmation, or the flight is sold by Delta but we'll be flying on Alitalia. How can we avoid this situation and why do airlines do this in the first place?

A. Read on . . .

* Additional Reporting by Tracy 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.