Unadvertised Denver Sale
Delta Air Lines (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) has lowered fares between Denver and the following cities today, July 27, 2006. This is an unadvertised sale and these fares could disappear at any moment. You can book for travel up to 330 days from today assuming seat availability.
Click on the links below to learn more about these round-trip fares from Denver, CO (DEN):
- Baltimore, MD (BWI): $196
- Boston, MA (BOS): $196
- Burbank, CA (BUR): $167
- Hartford, CT (BDL): $178
- Norfolk, VA (ORF): $160
- Ontario, CA (ONT): $167
- Providence, RI (PVD): $178
- San Diego, CA (SAN): $125
- San José, CA (SJC): $157
- Santa Ana, CA (SNA): $167
- Tampa, FL (TPA): $178
- Washington, DC (WAS): $167
Editor's Note: This offer is no longer valid.
Spirit Airlines Sale
Spirit Airlines (tel. 800/772-7117; www.spiritair.com) has launched a season of sales and is currently on the eleventh sale of the season named "Keyshawn." Many of these fares are the lowest available. Below are some sample round-trip fares:
- Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale: $138
- Atlantic City to Fort Myers: $178
- Chicago to Fort Lauderdale: $148
- Detroit to Orlando: $88
- Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman: $158
- Orlando to San Juan: $158
- Tampa to Cancun: $198
- Washington to Detroit: $98
Hurry, these low fares sell out fast. Travel on select dates between August 1, 2006 and August 16, 2006. Purchase fares by July 31, 2006 for the specified dates on the specified routes.
Spirit Adds Boston
Spirit Airlines (tel. 800/772-7117; www.spiritair.com) is launching new service from Boston starting August 15, with daily nonstop flights to Detroit and Myrtle Beach and connecting service from Detroit to Las Vegas and Los Angeles. While we were checking out their new fares ($198 RT to Detroit and $178 RT to Myrtle Beach) we made some interesting discoveries. First, it seems that Spirit's fares are no longer listed in Travelocity's flexible date searches. Second, we tried searching Boston to Myrtle Beach departing on September 20 and returning a week later. Orbitz gave us a total for of $256 RT on Spirit. On Spirit's site, however, the fare for those same dates and flights was $198.60 RT. On Expedia, Spirit's fares didn't show up at all. Kayak.com also failed to mention Spirit. So we strongly suggest (yes, we know it's extra work) that if you're flying on a route served by Spirit that you check their own site or go to www.sidestep.com, which returned the same low fare found on Spirit's own site.
Aloha Specials to Hawaii
Aloha Airlines (tel. 800/367-5250; www.alohaair.com) is offering special fares to Hawaii from various departure cities in California. Seats are very hard to find. Here are some sample fares including taxes and fees:
Depart November 8, Return November 14
- Orange County to Kona: $431 vs. next lowest $772 on United
- San Diego to Maui: $371 on Aloha vs. $442 on Hawaiian
As you can see, these sale fares are very good, if you can find them. These fares are valid only on nonstop flights. Travel Tuesday to Thursday through November 15, 2006. Purchase by July 31, 2006 and they must be booked on www.alohaair.com.
Sale to Cancun
Depart August 22, Return August 29
- Albany to Cancun: $427 vs. next lowest $479 on Continental
- Chicago to Cancun: $370 vs. $349 on Spirit
Depart October 16, Return October 23
- Denver to Cancun: $420 vs. $386 on Delta via www.orbitz.com
- Kansas City to Cancun: $346 vs. $456 on American
These fares are not bad, except when departing from United's hubs, probably because they want you to pay more for the convenience of nonstop service. Depart through October 28, 2006. Book your ticket by August 4, 2006. This fare requires a two-night minimum stay and permits a 30 day maximum stay.
Spend Labor-Day Weekend in Tahiti
Air Tahiti Nui (tel. 877/824-4846; www.airtahitinui-usa.com) has launched a sale for Labor-Day Weekend travel to Papeete, Tahiti from New York's JFK airport for only $785 round-trip including taxes and fees. Depart August 18, 23, 25, or 30. Return September 5, 7, or 12. All tickets must be purchased by July 31, 2006.
Westjet sale to/from Canada
Westjet (tel. 888/937-8538; www.westjet.com) has discounted its fall fares by 30 percent for travel within the U.S. and Canada. Here are some sample round-trip fares including taxes and fees:
Depart September 20, Return September 27
- Orlando to Edmonton: $460 vs. next lowest $448 on Northwest
- Vancouver to Calgary: $268 CAD vs. $258 CAD on Harmony
Depart November 15, Return November 21
- Las Vegas to Vancouver: $264 vs. next lowest $386 on Alaska
- Tampa to Montreal: $304 vs. $339 on United
Travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays only. For trips within Canada, travel September 6, 2006 to October 31, 2006. If you're traveling from/to the U.S., depart and return between September 6, 2006 and December 14, 2006.
Swiss Special Offer
Depart September 13, Return September 27
- Miami to Basel: $901 vs. $ 822 on American
- Chicago to Zurich: $920 vs. $779 on American
Depart October 23, Return October 30
- Los Angeles to Milan: $1,008 vs. $888 on Alitalia via www.travelocity.com
- New York to Geneva: $616 vs. $618 on Continental
As you can see, other carriers have matched or bettered this special offer. Depart between September 1, 2006 and October 31, 2007. This fare requires a Saturday night minimum stay and permits a 3 month maximum stay.
New Nonstop Delta Routes
Delta Air Lines (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) is celebrating the launch of three new flights with low introductory fares.
Depart September 15, Return September 28
- Boston to Dayton: $178 vs. next lowest $199 on Northwest and United
- Washington to Savannah: $198 vs. $219 on Airtran
Depart October 15, Return October 28
- Jacksonville to Pensacola: $218 vs. $239 on Airtran
As you can see these are very good introductory fares. Service begins on September 11, 2006 for Jacksonville/Pensacola and Boston/Dayton and on September 16, 2006 Washington-National/Savannah. For the sale fares complete travel by November 7, 2006. Purchase your ticket by August 15, 2006.
Mexicana's 25 Percent Discount
Mexicana (tel. 800/531-7921; www.mexicana.com) is offering a discount of up to 25 percent off flights to Mexico and Latin America. Travel from September 8, 2006 to November 1, 2006. Purchase your ticket by July 31, 2006.
George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and blogger whose website, www.airfarewatchdog.com, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and other fare sales.
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