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Got it! Thank you! Airfare Deals and News for the Week of May 16, 2008

Free hotel stays from BA, a $4 fare from WestJet, Caribbean and Latin American special offers from AA, and more discounts from the airline industry.

AA Florida Sale to Caribbean & Latin American

Good news for Floridians looking to stretch out on someone else's beach for a change: American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; is having a sale from South Florida to Latin America and the Caribbean, good for travel through July 3. All fares must be purchased by May 19, and include:

And on certain routes, we found American had beaten their own sale fares:

WestJet 35% Off Sale

Fly Canadian carrier WestJet (tel. 888/937-8538; and save 35% for travel through June 25, if booked by May 21. This sale is good for domestic trips within Canada, as well as zipping between major US and Canadian cities. Fares include:

And although this next one is awfully specific, we feel obliged to mention that on May 17, WestJet has an $8 round-trip sale between Toronto and Quebec City, which must be purchased by May 17. That's available for one-way purchase as well, for $4.

Alaska Airlines Summer Preview Sale

With their latest sale, Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; has your west coast short haul flights covered for early summer. All fares must be booked by May 22, for travel through June 25, and include:

New Horizon Service to Flagstaff/Grand Canyon

As of June 23, Horizon Air (tel. 800/547-9308; will begin twice-daily service from Los Angeles to Flagstaff/Grand Canyon, AZ. Book by May 31 and take advantage of Horizon's introductory fares, starting at $89 one-way. These fares are good for travel through August 22, and include:

Copenhagen Surprisingly Low for Summer

Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; has teamed up with partners Air France and Alitalia for a snazzy little sale that currently makes Copenhagen the cheapest European destination for summer travel. Fares start at $677 from Newark (or non-stop on Continental for $75 more from mid-August) and with savings nearly as big, it will surely sell out fast, so better snap this Danish up while it's good and hot!

When you've filled up on pastries and open face sandwiches, you can continue your excess caloric intake on a cruise to Oslo and hike them off again in the mountains of Norway, or you can ferry your newfound pounds on down to Poland or other picturesque Baltic ports (see all the major routes here).

If you're more the landlubbing sort, why not grab a cheap seat on the fast Swedish Railways to anywhere in Sweden, including Gothenburg and Stockholm, for as little as $15. No, we kid you not -- would we do that? -- tickets really are that cheap and on sale right now! (Fares may be slightly higher on bullet trains departing Copenhagen, which is spelled 'Köbenhavn' in Swedish for ticketing purposes, FYI.)

For fans of little mermaids, swan princesses, naked emperors, ugly ducklings and other fairytale characters, the Danish Railway lets you explore other storybook parts of Denmark with their Orange tickets at over 50% off and will even get you quickly and cheaply across the border to Germany, should you feel the need, with low fares to Hamburg or Berlin coming in around $40 and $60, respectively (you can see details and prices here, but alas only in Danish).

So, whaddya say? Can we make it any easier for you? OK, no, you do have to pack your own suitcase. Visit our Copenhagen page for a list of current fares.

British Airways Sale with Freebies

As they've done before, British Airways (tel. 800/247-9297; will give you a couple of free nights at select London hotels (or just one night for single occupancy) and will even take $20 off for registered customers. From many cities, these so-called sale fares are so high that only these freebies make them worth considering at all. You can read about it on their website. And because we love you, we've already added in the taxes, so check out our Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted fares before you skip away.

First Class for Less Than You Think

No doubt this is a familiar scenario. You've anxiously waited to board your flight, and as you finally make your way down the aisle, you pass the fat cats sitting snuggly in First, with their little ice cubes clinking around in the glass (that's the sound of ice cubes laughing at you, by the way), and their eyes cast downward on the newspaper, so as to avoid locking eyes with the likes of you, sad and lowly coach passenger. Sigh. Ok, so maybe it's not that degrading, but our point is, you'd probably rather be sitting in First or Business Class, right? Well, no sweat. It can happen, and for a lot less than you probably think. Click here and we'll talk you through it.

Additional Reporting by Tracy W. Stewart & Bo Borre

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.

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