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Southwest Airlines: fare sale for winter travel

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Southwest Airlines has announced a 40-percent sale on some round-trip flights.

This “Big Winter Sale” has a 72-hour window, and flights need to be booked by Oct. 11. Travel dates must be from Nov. 28 to Dec. 12 and Jan. 7 to Feb. 13, with some blackout dates (including Sundays).

Some city pairings are excluded from the deal.

When booking on southwest.com or SWABIZ.com, use the...

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JetBlue travel deal with Dunkin' Donuts coffee purchase

The JetBlue-Dunkin' Donuts promo runs through Sept. 4,

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A deal made in cross-promotional heaven sees JetBlue offering a 10-percent discount on New York-area flights with the purchase of a 16-ounce bag of Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

The fine print:

- The flight must be booked by Sept. 4 for travel from Sept. 5 to Nov. 7, 2012.

- Blackout dates are Oct. 5 and 8.

- Flights can originate from JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty or Westchester...

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Caribbean travel deal: St. Maarten up to 40% off

Westin St. Maarten

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The Caribbean's St. Martin is idyllic, yes, but it's also a bit of an anomaly. At just 54 square miles, it's one of the smaller sea islands to be divided in two: the French Saint Martin, to the north, and Dutch Saint Maarten.

The remainder of this geography lesson is probably best had in person, and a deal from the Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa is perhaps an excuse to fill...

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Jet Blue deals from JFK and LaGuardia -- through Aug. 8

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Sometimes, it seems as if JetBlue runs deals just to give its sales team a fun assignment. Regardless, the Fall Shipping and Handling Sale results in some great deals, so let's focus on that.

With fares available only at jetblue.com (take that, Orbitz and co.), one-way bargains from New York include:

- $44 to Burlington, Vt. - $70 to Portland, Ore. - $89 to Orlando, Fla. - $139 to Bermuda...

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TripTwit.com searches Twitter for travel deals

TripTwit.com searches travel deals on Twitter and emails

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Let an automated Twitter concierge email you travel deals for your favorite destinations and brands.

Name TripTwit.com

What it does Saves you time searching Twitter for travel deals that you might otherwise miss. Get airline, hotel and resort, cruise line and car rental deals sent straight to your inbox. Choose which destinations you want to see deals for, or search for travel brands...

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Airline deals: NYC flights up to $100 off

JetBlue has opened a new terminal at JFK

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Fly from New York to Chicago for as low as $118 round-trip, Orlando from $134, Atlanta from $168 . . . and the list goes on. Deals listed at fly.com can save you up to $100, depending on the day you travel.

Just book soon — many of the deals listed end Monday....

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Travel deals: today's best

Istanbul, Turkey.

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As always, these deals are subject to availability and do tend to go quickly.

Flights to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines is offering round-trip flights from JFK Airport to Istanbul for $525 per person — and that includes taxes and fees. This is a limited-time deal: You need to book no later than June 23, and travel dates need to be sometime between Oct. 20 and Dec. 10. For more info: turkishairlines.com,...

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Saving on airfare: tips for any season

A Delta Connection CRJ-900 regional jet taxis near

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Yes, fares on many routes are more expensive this year than last, but airfares are not static and there are (relative) deals to be had any time of year. Here’s my best advice for making your airfare dollars go farther no matter what the time of year you fly.

1. Sign up for the airlines’ email feeds and frequent flyer programs.

Yes, we know, you already get too much email, but the airlines...

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Travel deal: super-cheap, six-night Caribbean trip

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This deal ends after 99 people grab it, so you'll need to act fast. But if you're thinking of taking a Caribbean vacation and want to get about $300 knocked off the price, read on.

The deal: For $639 per person, spend six nights at the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic. The price includes round-trip airfare from New York City, meals (and drinks) and access...

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Travel deals: the week's best

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This week's best travel bargains around the globe. (Please note that deals often sell out quickly.)

Vail, Colo.

The Four Seasons in Vail is making family time more affordable with its new family adventure package. The deal includes half off a second room for children 18 and younger and a $100 credit on an adventure or bike tour. The first room, a garden-view king, starts at $305 and...

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