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Miami, air/3 nights, from $317

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on American, three nights' accommodations at The Wave Hotel, breakfast daily, and hotel taxes, from $317 per person — plus about $33 in airport taxes.

When: Through Dec. 31, 2009.

Gateways: New York City; add $39 for Chicago, $82 for Atlanta, $102 for Dallas, $172 for Denver, $202 for L.A., $306 for Seattle; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Does not include about $33 in taxes per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $242. Based on a Dec. 17 departure; other dates might be slightly higher in price. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Nov. 30, 2009.

Contact: American Airlines Vacations, 800/321-2121, aavacations.com.

Why it’s a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $239 round-trip flight for travel between New York City and Miami in mid-December (Continental). A three-night stay at the hotel costs about $212 per person. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $451, including all taxes. This package costs $350 per person, including all taxes — a savings of $101.

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