Great airfares for great escapes in summer 2008
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Great airfares for great escapes 2008

Great airfares for great escapes in summer 2008
Make a refreshing escape!

Need a break? Here’s a selection of great vacation getaways.

The airfares included are restricted round-trip airfares as researched on computer Thursday. Fares change daily, and availability is not assured.

Fares, which may involve a change of planes, are for airlines serving Los Angeles International (LAX), Orange County/John Wayne (SNA), Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), L.A. Ontario (ONT) and Long Beach (LGB). Domestic fares include sales tax; international airfares do not. There may be additional surcharges on both.

Sources: Sabre reservation system, airlines and Web

A mini-snorkeler at Shark’s Cove on Oahu, Hawaii. (Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times)
Great escapes for summer:: Acapulco, Mexico
Go to Acapulco for . . .

$294 fom LAX on Aeromexico, American, Continental, Mexicana

A cliff diver performs at La Quebrada, in Acapulco, in February. Cliff diving from La Quebrada began in the early 1930s, when residents started a challenge to see who would dive from the highest point, a ritual that turned into one of Acapulco’s must-see shows for tourists(Eduardo Verdugo / Associated Press)
Great airfares to great escapes: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for . . .

$298 from LAX on Alaska, American, Frontier, Mexicana, US Airways

$298 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American, US Airways

$298 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Alaska, American, Continental, US Airways

$332 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on American, US Airways

$378 from Long Beach (LGB) on US Airways

Emma Fleisher receives a kiss from Frida, a bottlenose dolphin that was netted and earmarked for human consumption in Japan before being flown to Cabo San Lucas to become a star at the Cabo Dolphins facility. (Pete Thomas / Los Angeles Times)
Great airfares for great getaways: Honolulu, Hawaii
Go to Honolulu for . . .

$332 from LAX on American, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian, Northwest, United

$443 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on United

$443 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on United

$443 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on United

Waikiki Beach skyline and Diamond Head crater. (Kirby Lee / U.S. Presswire)
Great airfares to great escapes: Paris, France
Go to Paris for . . .

$608 from LAX on Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, American, British, Continental, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, United

$730 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American, Continental, Delta, United

$730 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Continental, Delta

$730 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on American

$378 from Long Beach (LGB) on US Airways

Don’t worry -- this isn’t really a mushroom growing around the Eiffel Tower.

A Paris firm called Serero Architects had been chosen to design a temporary viewing platform for the tower to mark the landmark’s 120th birthday next year. But after the firm posted renderings of the platform on its website, word came from Eiffel Tower officials that they’d be building no such addition, temporary or otherwise.
 (Serero Architects)
Great airfares to great escapes: London, England
Go to London for ...

$564 from LAX on American, Air New Zealand, British, Continental, United, Virgin Atlantic

$564 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American, Northwest, United

$564 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on American, Delta

$564 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on American, Burbank

Competitors cross the landmark Tower Bridge during the 2008 Flora London Marathon on April 13. (Paul Gilham / Getty Images)
Great airfares to great escapes: Grand Cayman Island
Go to Grand Cayman for . . .

$289 from LAX on Alaska, American, Frontier, Mexicana, US Airways

$514 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American, Continental, US Airways

$514 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Alaska, American, Continental, US Airways

$514 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on American, US Airways

$514 from Long Beach (LGB) on US Airways

Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster instructed a friend during a trip to the Cayman Islands on how to get good underwater shots: For the best light, stay close to the surface and out of the shadows, and shoot in clear water. (AJ Howard)
Great airfares to great escapes: La Paz, Bolivia
Go to La Paz, Bolivia, for . . .

$869 from LAX on American, COPA, LACSA, TACA,

$1,039 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American

$1,039 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on American

$1,039 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on American

Young Bolivian candidates take to the catwalk during the election of the “Cholita Altena 2008" held in a theater of the city of El Alto, near La Paz, in February. (Martin Alipaz / EPA)
Great airfares to great escapes: New York City
Go to New York City for . . .

$358 from LAX on American, United, US Airways

$278 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American, United

$298 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on Continental, Delta, United, US Airways

$298 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on United, US Airways

$298 from Long Beach (LGB) on United, US Airways

People lie on the grass of the Great Lawn in Central Park on April 10 when temperatures were higher than 70 degrees for the first time this year. (Justin Lane / EPA)
Great airfares to great escapes: Miami, Florida
Go to Miami for . . .

$298 from LAX on Airtran, American, Continental, Delta, United, US Airways

$298 from John Wayne Airport (SNA) on American, Continental, Delta, United

$298 from Ontario Airport (ONT) on American, Continental, Delta, United, US Airways

$310 from Burbank-Bob Hope (BUR) on American

Sailboats compete during the second day of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship of sailing in Miami Beach on Thursday. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)
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