Salt Lake City deal gets even better

To hedge against future fuel price increases, USAirways will surcharge all domestic flights by 5% on trips started on or after May 8, 2010.

Also this week, three biggie carriers - Delta, Northwest and United - announced they will collect surcharge fees on as many as 41 travel days now through May 28. Those fees range from $10-$50 each way. Expect other airlines to quickly match this move.

So why don't consumers hedge against future price rises in airfare? We can. And today's airfare deal is a perfect example. Buy tickets today and pat yourself on the back later when you realize what you've saved.

The travel tip today is actually a repeat of one from earlier this week, but the rate has dropped an additional $10. That's news worthy!

Here's the deal: Travel one-way on American Airlines to Salt Lake City for $62, or $83.20 each way including all taxes and fees.

This rate is good any day of the week (based on sale seat availability) through Oct. 16, 2010. Give at least a 3-day advance notice of travel.

Avoid these blackout dates: Nov. 20, 28-30; Dec. 18, 19, 23, 24, 26-30; Jan. 2-4.

The state of Utah has 11 world-class ski and boarding resorts within a one hour drive of Salt Lake City International Airport.

Wrap up some round-trip airline tickets this holiday season for the whole gang to experience the "Greatest Snow on Earth," http://www.skiutah.com/winter/index.html

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