- The Washington Times - Friday, March 31, 2006

CHARLESTON CHARM

See the Southern charm of Charleston, S.C., with Orbitz’s three-night, midweek getaway starting at $581 per person. Airfare, lodging and all taxes are included. Accommodations are at the historic Lodge Alley Inn near downtown and just steps away from the famous cobblestone streets. Regular hotel rates normally are $200 or more a night when purchased separately, and the average airfare is $300. The savings on this getaway should allow travelers to enjoy the thriving dining scene in the historic coastal city. Airfare is available from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Certain dates may be priced higher. Book at www.orbitz.com.

SEEING SHAMROCKS

Fly to Dublin with Aer Lingus in May for $175 each way. The connecting service to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is available from all three Washington-area airports and good for travel May 1 through 31. Book by April 14. See www.aerlingus.com.

FLYING NORTH

United Airlines continues to expand its route network from Dulles with two new nonstop daily flights to Canada — to Vancouver and to Halifax, Nova Scotia. For the Vancouver route, beginning May 4, United is offering one-way introductory fares of $198. The Halifax route starts June 8 with one-way sale fares priced at $156. Book by April 5. Travel is valid through July 15. See www.united.com.

SUMMER SALE

AirTran Airways has placed its entire route network on sale through Tuesday. Prices are good through Oct. 4. The lowest fares are available for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Sample one-way fares (no round-trip travel required) from Baltimore-Washington International Airport include Boston ($49), Fort Myers, Fla. ($89), and Houston ($119). Sale fares from Washington Dulles and Reagan National include Atlanta ($89), New Orleans ($109), Seattle ($169), Kansas City ($109) and West Palm Beach, Fla., ($109). See www.airtran.com.

GOING TO MIAMI

Stay at the Royal Palm Miami for $119 a night in spring. The discount rate is nearly a 60 percent savings from regular rates.

The Royal Palm Miami is in trendy South Beach, a block away from Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road. The hotel has direct beach access along with two pools and plenty of space for sunning. The rate does not include a $15-per-night resort fee. See www.royalpalmmiamibeach.com.I

INCENTIVES GALORE

Seven Seas Cruises is throwing in incentives for its seven- and 10-day spring and summer Alaska cruises. The 10-night cruise, which departs from San Francisco and makes eight port stops before disembarking in Vancouver, British Columbia, is available at two-for-one savings. The seven-night cruises sail from Vancouver. Seven Seas is offering free round-trip airfare. All cruises are aboard the Seven Seas Mariner, which hosts just 700 guests and is known for its luxurious service. For cruise dates and reservations, call 866/603-8480.


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