sale-tagsIt’s rare to see them, but a couple of summer airfare sales have popped up on the radar:

AirTran Airways today launched a fare sale for travel to all of its destinations between this month and November.  Passengers have to buy a ticket before Thursday to get the sale for travel from July 16 to Nov. 16.  The lowest fares are available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Hawaiian Airlines also recently announced a mid-summer airfare sale good for travel through August 22nd.  Rates from the mainland to Hawaii (Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Kahului and Lihu’e airports) start at $398 round-trip.  Follow @HawaiianFares on Twitter for future airfare sale announcements from Hawaiian Airlines.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • According to the USAToday, less than 10% of passengers who could use Wi-Fi to log on to the web, actually do so.  The biggest issue for travelers: price.  Gogo, the biggest Wi-Fi service provider in the air with 8 big airlines as its partners, charges $4.95 to connect to the Internet on flights of up to 90 minutes. The price goes to $9.95 for flights up to 3 hours and to $12.95 on longer flights.  It now has a monthly rate of $34.95 for use on all carriers it provides service to.
  • Senators from both the Democratic and Republican parties are expressing confidence that they have enough votes to lift the ban on American travel to Cuba, overturning a U.S. policy that has been in effect for nearly half a century.  Previous efforts to have the ban lifted have died in the House or Senate as opponents argued that lifting the ban could prop up Cuba’s communist-run government.
  • The federal government has created an iPhone app called “My TSA,” which provides information on airport delays to travelers and reminds you what items are allowed in your carry-on or checked baggage.  Unfortunately, the app is only for the iPhone.  Consumers using any other devices, including Windows Mobile, BlackBerry or Android devices, will instead be directed to a mobile web site.