Korean Air Mumbai & Hanoi Getaways

Korean Air

(tel. 800/438-5000; has some great deals to Mumbai as part of their current Fall Fare promotions. Depart from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Seattle for as little as $1,098 round-trip before taxes. All fares must be booked by September 15, for outbound travel between October 1 and November 30.

Also from Korea Air: Their Fall Fare sale to Vietnam ends August 25, for travel September 1 through November 30. Depart from Atlanta, New York, or Washington, D.C. for $1,334 round-trip, or $1,417 with taxes. Fares include:

Late Summer Travel Within Alaska

Plan on zipping around Alaska anytime between now and early September? Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; has some lovely web deals for travel within the state. Just purchase your ticket, and complete travel, by September 7. There are no pesky advance purchase requirements, and fares are valid every day of the week:

New Nonstop Service: DC to Dubai on United

Starting October 26, United Airlines (tel. 800-241-6522; will begin new nonstop service from Washington, D.C. to Dubai. To help spread the word, they've extended their previous Dubai sale -- good from select U.S. cities -- to September 15. This sale is good for departures between October 26 and December 11, and December 25 through December 31, with a 30 day maximum stay.

Singapore Airlines: Los Angeles to Tokyo

Tokyo-bound Los Angelinos might want to look into this deal from Singapore Airlines (tel. 800/742-3333; Fly from LAX to Tokyo Narita from August 30 through December 9 for $864 round-trip, including all taxes. This fare is good for Monday through Thursday travel, with a minimum stay of 3 days, maximum of 6 months, and no advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by August 30.

Continental Fares to Honolulu

Never got around to taking that summer vacation? We've been seeing some pretty terrific fares to Honolulu over the past few days. The majority of these are on Continental (tel. 800/525-0280;, although in some cases you may find other airlines matching. Who knows how long these fares will stick around, so if something catches your eye, pounce now.

Well, Finally: In-flight WiFi

American Airlines has finally launched in-flight WiFi access on some longer, nonstop flights.  American is offering the service for $12.95 per flight on its 15 Boeing 767-200 planes connecting New York with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.  Once the flights reach 10,000 feet, passengers can access corporate virtual private networks, e-mail, instant messaging and the Web using their laptops, smart phones and PDAs. JetBlue has also been testing free WiFi service on one of its aircraft for the past few months through its BetaBlue program but with more restrictions than with American's new service.  Also tinkering with their Internet capabilities is Southwest, with an eye toward offering mobile broadband services on every Southwest flight in the near future.  Plans are also underway at Delta, US Airways and Virgin America to test in-flight Internet as well. With the embattled airline industry under pressure to identify additional revenue opportunities, we'll likely see more carriers follow suit in the months ahead if these early launches prove successful.

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.