Frontier Airlines Mexico Sale
Frontier Airlines (tel. 800/432-1359; www.flyfrontier.com) is offering enticing fares from Denver to eight Mexican destinations for travel November 29 to March 7. Fares range from $99 to $109 each way, plus taxes, which generally add about $100. They've also posted some good fares from other cities to Mexico. In most cases, these fares will be lower than what other airlines are charging at present. Buy seats by end of business October 19, 2006.
Sample fares from Denver, all nonstop flights, including taxes:
Midwest Airlines Sale
Midwest Airlines (tel. 800/452-2022; www.midwestairlines.com), the carrier with many flights featuring all-first-class seating, is having another sale, with many flights nonstop. Travel October 20 through February 13, except Sundays; stay over a Friday or Saturday night; book at least three days ahead of travel but no later than October 23, 2006. Below are some sample round-trip fares before taxes and fees:
- Cleveland to/from Minneapolis $168
- Columbus to/from Milwaukee $148
- Dayton to/from Kansas City $168
- Kansas City to/from Grand Rapids $168
- Louisville to/from Minneapolis $168
- Milwaukee to/from St. Louis $148
- Minneapolis to/from Dayton $168
- Nashville to/from Milwaukee $148
Allegiant Air Companion Offer
Allegiant Air (tel. 702/505-8888; www.allegiantair.com) is offering a free companion airfare when you buy an airfare and hotel package to Las Vegas. Companion travel must be on same itinerary as the regular fare passenger. A minimum two-night hotel stay is required. Purchase your package by October 23, 2006 for travel by February 1, 2007. Blackout Dates are November 22-27, December 9-11, 25, 26 28-31, 2006, and January 1-3, 2007.
Hawaiian Air Sale
These fares aren't the lowest we've ever seen, but they aren't bad.
AA to Europe
Depart November 9, Return November 18
- Chicago to London $495 vs. next lowest $445 on United
- New York to Paris $483 vs. $451 on Northwest
Depart December 4, Return December 17
- Dallas to Manchester, England $508 with United matching via Orbitz.com
- Seattle to Brussels $681 vs. $705 on Delta
Fares are valid for outbound travel from November 1, 2006 through December 14, 2006. Return travel must be complete by January 13, 2007. Blackout dates are from December 22, 2006 through January 3, 2007. There is a three-day minimum stay requirement. Purchase your ticket by October 31, 2006.
Washington, DC to Asia
United Airlines (tel. 800/864-8331; www.united.com) is having a sale to Asia via its new Washington, DC (Dulles) to Tokyo route. Here are some sample fares including all taxes and fees:
Depart November 2, Return November 15
- Washington to Tokyo $669 with Northwest matching
- Washington to Singapore $783 vs. next lowest $1,115 on ANA
As you can probably tell, these are very good fares to Asia. Travel to Seoul and Singapore by November 30, 2006 with a 45-day maximum stay. Travel to Tokyo by December 9, 2006 with a 30-day maximum stay.
Delta to Central America and Mexico
Depart November 1, Return November 8
- Atlanta to Merida, Mexico $444 with Aeromexico matching
- Cincinnati to Managua, Nicaragua $617 with AA matching
Depart December 5, Return December 13
- New York to San Salvador, El Salvador $518 vs. $466 on TACA
- Salt Lake City to San Pedro Sula, Honduras $483 vs. $588 on Continental
Some of these fares are good value, and some aren't, so it pays to shop around. For Managua, San Pedro Sula and San Salvador, travel may begin on or before December 13, 2006, and must be completed by April 12, 2007. For Merida, travel must be completed by April 12, 2007. Purchase your tickets by October 25, 2006.
Aeromexico's 10% Discount
Aeromexico (tel. 800/237-6639; www.aeromexico.com) is offering a 10% discount on all travel to Mexico originating from the U.S. This is a good way to save money on your next trip to Mexico when you take one of Aeromexico's 20 daily flights from the U.S. To get the discount, purchase your ticket on aeromexico.com and remember to enter the Promotion Code: AMDZV. Tickets must be purchased and travel must be completed by December 15, 2006. Although this doesn't seem like a huge discount, seats seemed easy to find using the code, and what the heck, the savings willl pay for a taxi ride to the airport.
Los Angeles to Seoul on Sale
Korean Air (tel. 800/438-5000; www.koreanair.com) is offering discounted fares on their nonstop Los Angeles to Seoul flight. Below are some sample fares including taxes and fees:
Depart October 29, Return November 14
- Los Angeles to Seoul $948 vs. $720 on United via Orbitz.com
Depart November 19, Return January 10
- Los Angeles to Seoul $948 vs. $984 on EVA via Cheaptickets.com
As you can see United has a surprisingly low fare on this route, but Korean flies nonstop if that matters to you. Travel outbound through November 30, 2006. You can stay up to a maximum of three months. Purchase your ticket by October 29, 2006
Singapore Airlines Passengers Sitting Even Prettier
Singapore Airlines (tel. 800/742-3333; www.singaporeair.com) may be frustrated at Airbus' delays in delivering its first A-380 super jumbo jet, but that's not stopping the trend-setting airline from improving its existing Boeing 777-300 Extended Range jets. In first class, they've increased the width of their lie flat beds to almost a yard (35 inches to be exact), making it the most spacious first
class seat in commercial aviation history (oh those Singaporeans, they always have to be the best). First class passengers also get a 23-inch LCD TV (that's bigger than what I have at home). Business class passengers also get an upgrade, with a 30-inch-wide flat bed seat, which the airline claims is the widest business class seat in the sky.
Additional reporting by David Shan.
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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