25% off to Central and South America on American

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; is at it again with promo code fares that are available on its website only, this time to the following Latin American cities. Click on the links below to see the fares we've calculated with the promo code, but before taxes, which generally add $100 or so:

You must book by February 5 and travel January 22 to May 14 using promo code DFSPRLAT08. Do not call AA reservations to get these fares because you will be met with a blank stare -- or dead air. They are only available on-line, not by phone or through a travel agent, nor are they available on Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak and their ilk.

Incredible Deal to London in Biz Class

A really good deal just got a bit better: you can fly on Silverjet's (tel. 877/FLY-SILVERJET; 100-passenger all business class service from Newark to London's Luton Airport for about $1,500 RT including all taxes, even for summer travel. To get this fare, go to Silverjet's site and use promo code DAILYCANDY08. Again, do not call, because this fare is only available on Silverjet's web site and only if you use the promo code. This sale ends on January 30 and is valid for travel through October 31. Just for fun, we searched around for July fares from New York to London and saw economy class prices, with taxes, ranging from $1,000 RT-$1,100 RT on some dates. So why not fly in comfort for not a heckuva lot more? And by the way, flying into Luton is a lot less of a hassle than Heathrow, and you can check in for your Silverjet flight as few as 30 minutes before departure.

Iberia Sale: Boston to Europe & Africa

Bostonians hoping to score a decent fare to Europe or Africa should look into Iberia Airlines (tel. 800/772-4642; Their current sale is good for departures through March 13 and includes:

All purchases must be made by March 10.

$19 Allegiant Fares & Other Good News

Don't forget about Allegiant Air (tel. 888-594-6937;! They may not get much attention from the big-boy fare search sites out there, but they consistently have some of the lowest fares, like their $19 one-way sales:

Other Allegiant fares worth sharing include:

Last Minute Aloha Sale & More

Aloha Airlines (tel. 800-367-5250; has a few new sales up, the first of which is their Last-Minute sale, good for travel through January 31. All bookings must be made by January 29. Fares include:

The airline's other sale is good for travel between February 1 through March 12, and April 1 through May 31, and includes:

When Non-refundable Fares Drop After Purchase

Here's a little something from our mailbag that we thought we'd share, in the event you find yourself in a similar pickle.

I purchased 5 tickets from Detroit to Orlando on 5 days ago. When I checked Northwest site yesterday the tickets have gone down in price for the same flight number, same times and everything. I printed a copy of their website showing the new price and submitted a claim. Are they supposed to give me the difference or a voucher since the travel dates are not until May and the ticket prices have already dropped?

Click here for the answer.

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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