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Act Now: New Airfare Deals

Two airlines today announced three-day sales that will end Thurs., Nov. 13. Southwest has launched a system-wide Web-only sale for travel Dec. 2-Feb. 11. For example, fly round trip from BWI to Salt Lake City for $239, including taxes. A 21-day advance purchase is required, and the lowest fares apply...

By Carol Sottili | November 11, 2008; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (2)

One-Day Airfare Sale to Europe

Today (Wed., Oct. 22) only, Lufthansa is offering rock-bottom fares from Washington Dulles to several cities in Europe. Fare is $568 round trip, including all taxes and surcharges, to Frankfurt and Munich. Slightly higher sale fares are available on flights to Athens, Budapest, London, Paris, Warsaw and Zurich. You must...

By Carol Sottili | October 22, 2008; 03:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Savings for Students

College students seem to develop a knack for the cheap and the free, but if you or yours hasn't yet discovered STA Travel and Student Universe, go there before booking that trip home for the holidays. Both companies have been around for a while, starting out as bricks-and-mortar travel agencies,...

By Christina Talcott | October 16, 2008; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (1)

Airline Deals Are Getting Rare

Less than five years ago, you could fly to Europe for $298 round trip off season, including taxes. And, in 1977, I flew the now defunct Peoples Express, one of the first post-deregulation discount carriers, for $99 each way from New York to Los Angeles: I paid a similar price...

By Carol Sottili | July 22, 2008; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (9)

Airfare Sale Within a Sale

Airtran's systemwide sale for travel through Nov. 12 is offering some decent fares. Good, right? But now the airline has announced a two-day Extra Savings sale that is far more restrictive, but offers incredibly cheap fares. The deal applies only to nonstop flights. From Washington Reagan, pre-tax fares are $49...

By Carol Sottili | April 25, 2008; 06:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

What's the Deal: Will Open Skies Mean Lower Fares?

If you've been putting off buying that ticket for spring travel to London in the hopes there will be a sale, get out your credit card. It's time to buy. Virgin Atlantic, United, US Airways, British Airways and others are all offering fares of about $600 or less, including taxes,...

By Carol Sottili | March 28, 2008; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Travel Deals Requiring Fast Action

Several airlines are offering short-lived sales to Europe. Here are your choices: * United and Lufthansa (codeshare partners) have a sale to cities throughout Europe; last day to buy is tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 20). Fares are not dirt cheap from Washington (for example, it'll cost about $709 round trip to...

By Carol Sottili | September 19, 2007; 04:01 PM ET | Comments (2)

Playing the Fare Game

How many synonyms are there for 'flummoxed'? Let's see: confused, perplexed, stupefied, confounded, discombobulated.... Can you tell I've been trying to find a low airfare online? We spend a lot of time here in the Travel section fielding emails, phone calls and chat questions from readers who want advice on...

By K.C. Summers | April 30, 2007; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (10)


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