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If you're looking to fly on the cheap, you can save hundreds of dollars on airfares by spending a few extra minutes in cyberspace.

All the major airlines maintain active Web sites and use them to put empty seats on sale.

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Go up on the Web and register with US Air (, United Airlines (, TWA (, etc. and those airlines will send you a weekly e-mail detailing which flights have been discounted.

The flights change from week to week, so it's important to receive the updates. Or you can register with Marco Polo Galleria (

This company rounds up the hot deals from several airlines and sends you a weekly e-mail update.

But it doesn't always include all of them.

So if you really want to stay current, go to each airline's site.

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