California Sale from WestJet

Save on travel between California and Canada with the current sale from WestJet (tel. 855/547-2451; This offer is valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, through Oct. 27.

All tickets must be purchased by 11:59pm MT, Aug. 9.

Round-trip fares include:

UK & Ireland Sale from Aer Lingus

Get a jump on your fall/winter travel to Ireland and the UK with the new sale from Aer Lingus (tel. 516/622-4226; Travel dates will vary slightly depending on route, but generally ranges from November through March, with peak holiday periods blacked out. You'll find dates included in the fare details of the routes mentioned below.

Tack on an additional $20 for Friday through Sunday travel, as well as a $20-$40 surcharge for tickets booked via telephone or at the airport counter. Fares require a Saturday-night minimum stay.

All bookings must be made by Aug. 8.

New Service to New Zealand from Hawaiian Airlines

In case you missed the news, Hawaiian Airlines (tel. 800/367-5320; will begin nonstop service between Honolulu and Auckland, New Zealand on March 13, with flights operating three times a week. This comes just weeks after news of their Brisbane, Australia service, scheduled to begin Nov. 27.

Fares for spring travel are available for purchase, and include:

From the Mailbag: Mele Kalikimaka

Q: We have reservations for Christmas week at the Halekulani resort in Honolulu but haven't booked our airfare yet. Fares seem pretty high. Is there a chance they'll go down? Hawaiian Airlines had a sale for holiday travel a couple of years ago but it only lasted 24 hours.

A: Read on.

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.