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Deal of the week:

Flights to U.K. and Ireland

A Scotland-based airline will launch an extensive summer schedule of low-cost flights to Britain and Ireland beginning May 1 using Hamilton International Airport to keep expenses down.

Flyglobespan will fly to 13 destinations in England, Scotland and Ireland. Flights are also available to three U.K. destinations from Calgary and Vancouver. The range of destination airports includes London Stansted, London Gatwick, Exeter, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast. Among the advantages of flying from Hamilton are one-hour check-in, less congestion, low cost parking and $10 express airport coach service from Toronto. There will be daily flights to London and Glasgow, four flights a week into Manchester and weekly flights into most of the other airports. The lead price is $99 one way, plus taxes.

For more information, visit .

Porter flies to Halifax

Porter Airlines is launching its new Halifax service with $129 one-way fares from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. The carrier, which flies from Toronto's island airport, will operate four flights a day from Toronto to Halifax, two of them via Montreal and two via Ottawa beginning June 29.

The special fare must be booked by tomorrow for flights from June 29 to Sept. 4. For information or to book, call 1-888-619-8622 or visit .

Hockey and a hotel

Hockey fans are enjoying a tight race for playoff positions in the NHL's Eastern Conference, which means the last dozen or so games of the season will be decisive. Ottawa Tourism is selling Senators tickets as part of a Hockey Night in the Capital package that includes game admission, a roast beef buffet in the Scotiabank Place's Senate Club before the game, one night accommodation in an Ottawa hotel of your choice (a total of 35 Ottawa hotels are available) and a $20 voucher for the Casino du Lac-Leamy.

Packages start at $100 per person, for a savings of about 15 per cent. The cost of each package depends on the number of people, level of tickets ordered and the hotel.

To book, visit or call 1-888-OTTAWA-8.

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