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TRAVEL
March 14, 2014
If you go THE BEST WAY TO THE VAL D'ORCIA, ITALY From LAX , Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France, British, US Airways, United, Swiss, Delta and KLM offer connecting service (change of planes) to Rome. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $767, including all taxes and fees. Lufthansa, Air France, Swiss, KLM, Delta, United and US Airways offer connecting service to Florence. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $822, including all taxes and fees. Both cities are about a two-hour drive to the Val d'Orcia.
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NEWS
February 17, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Round-trip fares to Chicago from LAX drop to $218, including all taxes and fees, on American, United and Virgin America in this week's airfare deal, which is good through April 30. The fare is, as always, subject to availability for travel; the best availability is Mondays-Thursdays. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days in advance. A minimum stay is not required. Info: American , (800) 433-7300; United , (800) 864-8331; Virgin America , (877) 359-8474. Source: Airfarewatchdog
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
They call Copenhagen the "city of spires" for its gingerbread architecture that dates back centuries. Ready for a walking tour? The Scandinavian airline SAS is now offering a round-trip spring fare for under $800 out of LAX. The deal runs from March 27, with a return by April 16, perfect timing for the spring bloom. Departures must be made Monday through Thursday, and a Saturday night stay is required. All fees and taxes are included. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 18. As with almost all budget offers, they are subject to availability.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Airfares to some parts of Florida this high season have climbed well above $500, so here's a bargain round-trip fare from LAX to Fort Lauderdale on Virgin America for $240, including all taxes and fees. Fort Lauderdale's reputation as a spring-break city for college students dates to 1935, when collegiate swimmers trained there to stay in shape during the Christmas break. Word spread about the town and soon college students were coming to do more than just swim. The crowds that grew unruly in the 1980s, however, are a thing of the past, thanks to stricter laws and code enforcement.
TRAVEL
January 31, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm
Besides providing ideas and inspiration for your trip, the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 handed out money-saving tips at its panel sessions. Here are some that we gathered: • A service called Roomer can help you offset your costs for a hotel room you paid for and suddenly can't use. You list your room with Roomer, and it tries to find a buyer. Conversely, travelers can save money by buying rooms that others can't use. A recent search for random dates showed a $108-a-night charge on Roomer for the Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C.; the best rate for that date on its website was $173.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Here's an airfare deal to one of the world's most exciting cities at a price that will keep your budget calm: Delta and United are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Shanghai for $647, including all taxes and fees. It comes with caveats, including a purchase-by date of Friday. It is for travel between Feb. 25 and March 31 and is subject to availability. Info: Delta , (800) 221-1212; United , (800) 864-8331. Source: Airfarewatchdog
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
One of the best times to see London is when winter is waning. The crowds are smaller, the weather is generally mild and the prices are better. Those better prices include a $798 round-trip airfare from LAX to London's Heathrow, including all taxes and fees, on Air Zealand. The big caveat: You will need to buy your ticket by Wednesday, Jan 22. It is, of course, subject to availability; it must be purchased 14 days in advance, which isn't much of an issue considering how quickly you need to buy; and it is for travel between Feb. 9 and March 29. The minimum stay for this airfare is seven days and the maximum is 12 months.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
American and Delta are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., for $260, including all taxes and fees. Raleigh is named for the English explorer who found, then lost, favor with the English monarchy, leading to his execution in 1618. The city was incorporated 174 years later, and today, with Durham and Chapel Hill, form the Research Triangle, a development and research center. The fare to Raleigh is subject to availability and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance.
NEWS
December 30, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Fares to the East Coast, especially from a smaller airport, can be high, so this round-trip Ontario-to-Boston flight on American is welcome: $245, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability and must be purchased at least 14 days in advance. There is no minimum stay, and you can travel any day of the week through June 4. Info: American Airlines , (800) 433-7300 Source: Airfarewatchdog
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