Aer Lingus Sale for Fall/Winter
Save on flights to Ireland with the New York to Dublin $560, nonstop, including all taxes
Fall Fares to Hawaii
It's been a big week for sales to Hawaii! On a ho-hum Tuesday, we saw fares from some East Coast and Midwest cities going for around $350 round-trip, including all taxes. Of course those didn't stick around for long, but you can still manage to snag a decent fare.
American Airlines has lowered fares to Hawaii, good for travel through Dec. 14. Fares are valid for travel Mondays through Thursdays. All tickets must be booked by 11:59pm CT, Oct. 7.
Tickets require a 3-night minimum stay. Avoid blackout dates on travel to Hawaii on Nov. 15-19, and from Hawaii on Nov. 23-27.
Round-trip fares include:
- New York to Kona $662, including all taxes
- New York to Lihue $662, including all taxes
- Austin to Honolulu $696, including all taxes
- Tampa to Honolulu $690, including all taxes
- Omaha to Honolulu $692, including all taxes
- San Antonio to Honolulu $696, including all taxes
- Las Vegas to Honolulu $450, including all taxes
Frontier Sale for Fall/Winter Travel
The latest sale from Frontier is valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March 17.
Tickets require a 7-day advance purchase. Avoid blackout dates of Nov. 20, 21 and 24-26, Dec. 20, through Jan. 7, and Feb. 14, 15 and 18. Some markets do not offer daily connections. Due to schedule changes, markets may not connect throughout the valid travel period.
Tickets must be booked by 11:59pm ET, Oct. 12.
Round-trip fares include:
- Dayton to Denver $260, including all taxes
- Des Moines to Denver $166, including all taxes
- Wichita to Denver $140, including all taxes
- Colorado Springs to Denver $137, including all taxes
- Little Rock to Denver $188, including all taxes
- Palm Springs to Denver $232, including all taxes
- Bozeman to Denver $160, including all taxes
- Oklahoma City to Denver $136, including all taxes
- Albuquerque to Denver $146, including all taxes
From the Mailbag: Airline Sites & Promo Offers
Q: I read recently that you can save money by booking online directly with the airlines rather than on a site like Expedia, even though the contracts between the airlines and the online travel agencies prohibit the airlines from offering lower rates on their own sites. Allegedly the airlines circumvent this restriction by offering discount codes in e-mails to their frequent fliers or through Facebook and Twitter or through e-mail. I don't mind going directly online to the airline's website but is there a way for the rest of us who are not frequent fliers to find discount codes?
A: Read on.
Additional reporting by Tracy W. Stewart
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.