HotDealsSome new airfare sales have arrived on the scene – and it could help you save on your holiday travel:

Virgin America is hosting a 48-hour “Taking Care of Business” sale.  Airfares start at $39 each way, but you better act fast because the sale ends tonight.  Travel dates for the sale vary, but most are by December 15th, but a few reach into February 2011.

Alaska Airlines today launched a fare sale for flights purchased through Oct. 23rd.  The airline is sporting fares as low as $89 one-way between Anchorage and Fairbanks and $199 between Anchorage and Seattle.  The fares are available on select routes between Alaska and the Lower 48 states, Canada, Hawaii and Mexico.  Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines Vacations is offering $100 off any vacation package, including packages to Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Southern California.

Hawaiian Airlines’ new ”Hawaii Five-0” airfare sale, features round-trip fare deals from 10 mainland destinations to Oahu and Maui for as low as $308.  Bonus?  Fares are good for travel at one of the best times of the year in the Islands, and one of the coldest in the rest of the 49 states: winter.

AirTran is also conducting an airfare sale through midnight tonight.  They’re offering Travel is valid through January 26, 2011.  Keep a close eye on blackout dates when sale fares do not apply during the holidays.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • JetBlue Airways plans to outfit its fleet of 160 planes with inflight Internet access starting in mid-2012, the airline said Wednesday.  Demand continues to surge for Wi-Fi connections on airliners.  Nearly all major U.S. carriers have or are rolling out inflight Internet service.
  • Neck pillows are great if you can sleep with your head perfectly held in place. If you tend to nod forward while sleeping in a seated position, turn the neck pillow around to support your chin.  This video from LifeHacker shows you how.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport began using a new, high-tech body scanner at one of its checkpoints Wednesday.  The full-imaging scanner is the first in Minneapolis and screens passengers for essentially anything under the clothes.  Civil rights groups have expressed concern that the machines, which produce a detailed image of a person’s body, are too revealing.  But MSP security officials say they’ve taken steps to protect privacy.