Midwest Sale Across the Board
Here are the finer details:
Purchase by Friday, July 17th. 21-day advance purchase required. Good for travel on Tuesday/Wednesday. A minimum three-night stay may be required. Seats are limited. Tickets must be bought at the airline's website.
Travel valid between July 28 through November 18th except for: travel to/from Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, and Tampa (Sept. 1-Nov. 18); travel to/from Louisville (Aug. 2-Nov. 18).
Other news: Starting Saturday, August 1st, Midwest Airlines will offer non-stop service between Milwaukee and Los Angeles. Previously, to fly between those cities, you had to change planes/stop in Kansas City. Roundtrip fares start at $238.
Whale of a Sale from Frontier
Frontier's (tel. 800/432-1359; www.frontierairlines.com) Whale of a Sale is good for Tuesday-Wednesday travel from August 10 through January 15. Fares require a 14-day advance purchase, and all bookings must be made by 9:59 pm MDT, July 14.
- Albuquerque to Colorado Springs $148
- Aspen to St Louis $158
- Boise to Grand Junction $158
- Denver to Portland $118
- Los Angeles to Rapid City $178
- Rapid City to Tuscon $158
- Chicago to Durango $178
- Kansas City to San Diego $178
Japan Airlines Super Sale Fares to Asia
Japan Airlines (tel. 800/525-3663; www.ar.jal.com) is having a sale to select cities in Asia, none of which happen to be in Japan. This sale is good for Monday through Thursday travel in late summer and early fall. All fares must be booked July 21 and include:
- Los Angeles to Busan, South Korea $737, including all taxes
- Los Angeles to Guangzhou, China $732, including all taxes
- Los Angeles to Singapore, Singapore $788, including all taxes
Martinair Summer Sale to Amsterdam
If you missed last month's flurry of cheap fares to Europe, don't give up hope just yet. Well, ok, maybe you can give up hope a little bit. I mean, you won't be zipping off to Zurich for $290 round-trip, including taxes during peak summer. But there are still deals to be had, even this late in the game. Martinair (tel. 800/627-8462; www.martinair.com) is offering reasonable fares from Miami to Amsterdam, departing July 1 through August 31.
- Miami to Amsterdam $690, nonstop, including all taxes
Asiana Airlines Promo for Fall
And yet another sale to Asia! This one comes from Asiana Airlines (tel. 800/227-4262; www.flyasiana.com) and is good for fall travel through December. Sale fares are based on weekday travel, so tack on an additional $80 if you'd like to fly on a weekend. Fares include:
- Los Angeles to Beijing, China $711, including all taxes
- Los Angeles to Hanoi, Vietnam $796, including all taxes
- Los Angeles to Qingdao, China $711, including all taxes
- Los Angeles to Shanghai, China $711, including all taxes
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games
With 7 months to go, Vancouver is gearing up to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The main Olympic Games will take place Feb. 12-28, 2010, followed by the Paralympic Games from March 12-21, 2010.
As the world converges on Vancouver, Airfarewatchdog offers up some advice for your trip.
JetAmerica Delays Launch
JetAmerica announced last week that they are "self-imposing a 31-day delay of the launch of its first flights, which were originally scheduled for July 13, 2009 but are now slated to take-off on August 14, 2009." So what do you do if you already have ticket for a late July/early August flight? More on this in the blog.
Additional Reporting by Tracy W. Stewart and Tim Charters
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.
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