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Scouting out escape routes

June 03, 2007

Does Bora-Bora put you in the mood to get away from it all? Here are the lowest round-trip airfares to airports closest to some watery locations worthy of a week -- or three. Do you know where they are? Answers below.

*--* GASPARILLA ISLAND LAX $238 Air Tran, American, Continental, Delta, US Airways SNA 328 Continental, Delta BUR 368 Jet Blue LGB 368 Jet Blue ONT 324 Continental, Delta

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*--* FRASER ISLAND LAX $1,445 Air New Zealand, Qantas, United

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*--* HAINAN DAO LAX $1,371 Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, United

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*--* HVAR ISLAND LAX $1,223 Air Tahiti Nui, British, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic

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*--* THE LIDO LAX $1,060 Air France, British, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, US Airways

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*--* POIPU BEACH LAX $715 Air Tran, American, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian, Northwest, United SNA 675 Aloha BUR 845 United LGB 741 US Airways ONT 945 United

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*--* TREASURE BEACH LAX $428 Air Jamaica, American, Delta, Spirit SNA 857 American BUR 834 American ONT 868 American

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*--* UNAMATUNA BEACH LAX $1,779 Cathay Pacific, Northwest, United

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Restricted round-trip airfares as researched on computer Thursday, the day before the Travel section goes to press. Fares, some of which involve stops or changes of plane, change daily, and availability is not assured. Fares are for airlines serving Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County/John Wayne (SNA), Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), L.A. Ontario (ONT) and Long Beach (LGB). Domestic fares include sales tax; international airfares do not. There may be additional surcharges on both.

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Sources: Sabre reservation system, airlines and Web

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Answers: Gasparilla Island (Fort Myers, Fla.); Fraser Island (Brisbane, Australia); Hainan Dao (Haikou, China); Hvar Island (Split, Croatia); the Lido (Venice, Italy); Poipu Beach (Kauai, Hawaii); Treasure Beach (Kingston, Jamaica); Unamatuna Beach (Galle, Sri Lanka)

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