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MaxJet Business Class to London from $499 each way

MaxJet (tel. 800/421-1220; www.maxjet.com) is celebrating its second birthday and you get the present. Through October 31, 2007 they're selling seats on their all business class flights from New York JFK to London for $499 each way and to London from Las Vegas and Los Angeles for $599 each way, plus tax. A 30-day advance purchase is required, and you can travel through the end of February 2008.

Delta Europe Sale from New York JFK

Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) has been adding nonstop flights to Europe at a furious pace, and they have a sale to several cities from New York at good prices considering they're nonstops. In typical fashion, these fares are listed as one ways before taxes to make them look extra enticing (a $199 each way to Barcelona ends up being $469 RT with taxes), but we've calculated the round-trips with taxes for you on our New York fares page, where you'll also see dozens of other international flights listed.

Alaska Airlines Web Specials

Alaska (tel. 800/252-7522; www.alaskaair.com) is having a sale, but act fast since last chance to book is Friday, October 19, 2007. Lots of blackouts and travel must be completed by January 15. Some airlines are matching, but often it's Alaska that has the nonstops on these routes. These fares can be booked directly on Alaska or on your favorite third party site.

New Orleans Sale on Continental

These are good fares, and although others have matched on most routes, Continental (tel. 800/523-3273; www.continental.com) is your nonstop airline of choice. Houston, Newark, and Cleveland are the cities on sale. You'll find details here.

Hawaii Sale on Aloha

Did you miss those $250 round-trip fares between Honolulu and Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City posted on Airfarewatchdog last Sunday? They reappeared on Monday morning and then again on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, but soon disappeared again. Oh, those wacky airlines (in case you didn't notice, these are all Delta, United, and Northwest hubs). Anyway, Aloha (tel. 800/367-5250; www.alohaairlines.com) is having a pretty good round of sales from Honolulu, Maui, and Kona (click on the "Specials" tab on Aloha's homepage) with prices as low as $119 each way (Oakland/Honolulu). Purchase by October 23, 2007 and travel November 1 to December 20.

American sale to Tokyo

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com) is having a sale from many US cities to Tokyo. These fares are quite good and the sale ends on October 30, 2007 for travel to Tokyo from October 11 to December 6, 2007 and return through March 5, 2008. There is a 4-day minimum and 90 day maximum stay restriction and a 7-day advance purchase requirement. Taxes and fees add about $180 to the sample fares listed below.

To Tokyo from:

American Sale from South Florida to the Caribbean

This sale looks and feels like a response to Spirit Airlines' low fares on these routes. Spirit also often offers ridiculously low fares through their $9 Fare Club from Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean and other destinations. Purchase tickets by October 23, 2007 and travel outbound between October 23, 2007 and January 30, 2008. All travel must be completed by January 30, 2008. Other restrictions apply on some routes.

Sample fares, all round-trip including tax:

See all the fares on the Airfarewatchdog South Florida page.

American Sale to/from Boston

And in other AA news, American has lowered fares to/from Boston. Some airlines are matching, and some of the fares are quite good with others not so much. Purchase seats by October 29, 2007 and travel through December 15.

Of particular note (all round-trip before taxes):

$30 off on JetBlue

It's not too late to use your American Express Card (any card, not just the JetBlue version, which is offering 50 TrueBlue bonus points toward the 100 needed for a free flight) to get $30 off a roundtrip flight. JetBlue (tel. 800/538-2583; www.jetblue.com) is also offering triple TrueBlue points for any flight to or from New York JFK.

Airline VIP Clubs

Are they worth the money? Which offer the best value? What about those pass and credit card programs that allow visits to more than one airline's clubs? When is a day pass worth purchasing? You'll find answers to these and more questions, along with comments about specific locations and programs by frequent travelers in this airfarewatchdog blog entry.

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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