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Are you willing to spend money to save money? Spirit hopes so, and has started a program in which people pay to have access to certain sales. But the idea of making deals less accessible and charging more to see the sales than they charge for flights ($30 from the airline that runs $1 sales?) seems risky....read more»

Farecast, an airfare price-prediction website, has expanded its coverage to include travel deals. More than 25 cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, are represented....read more»

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Even the most intimidating vineyard can be accessible if you are willing to learn and you use a bit of charm....read more»

Site59.com, which offers last-minute air-and-hotel weekend packages to mostly domestic (but also some international) destinations, is changing its name to lastminute.com. It makes sense, since the name Site59 always made it sound just a little bit like a meeting place for numbers-challenged UFO enthusiasts....read more»

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From JetBlue's software problems to US Airways' continuing reservation-system woes, the traveling public is suffering from airlines' inability to roll out functional systems....read more»

FareWatcher is now available as a downloadable desktop tool. Windows Vista users can install the program, which will send alerts when fares drop on three selected routes....read more»

PublicRoutes.com is a website that offers point-to-point public transportation, walking, and driving directions in 10 U.S. cities. But at least some of the cities covered have similar websites, which raises the question: Which is better?...read more»

The airline has announced a new promotion allowing two people to fly for the price of one (also known as a "free" companion ticket) once you use your airline AmEx card....read more»

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The airline credits its expanded flight schedule to increased capacity, courtesy of the 37 new aircraft it's bringing into its fleet in 2007. San Diego, Orlando, and Denver are among the cities with increased service....read more»

The hits just keep on coming for JetBlue, which today announced it will be grounding its fleet of Embraer jets due to "software problems." (Yikes.)...read more»

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