7 Cheap Last-Minute Deals for the Long Weekend

Hoping to get away for the three-day weekend ahead? Fares aren't as expensive as you may think! This is January after all, and fares for travel between New Year's Day and March tend to be quite low.

Below are a few last-minute deals we've found today. Some are available for peak Friday-through-Monday weekend travel, while others may require a little more flexibility with a Saturday departure and/or a Tuesday return flight.

See something you like? There's no telling how long these fares may stick around. If something catches your eye, better move fast!

1. New York to Dallas $249 round-trip, nonstop, on American

Available for peak holiday weekend travel, departing JFK on Friday, January 12, returning from DFW on January 15.

2. Los Angeles to Houston $197 round-trip, nonstop, on United

We found seats departing LAX on Saturday, January 13, returning from IAH on Tuesday, January 16. This is Basic Economy, so pack light. No carry-ons are allowed aside from a small personal item, and checked baggage will cost extra, as it usually does. Economy seats for these dates will cost a lot more, at $ 458 round-trip.
 

3. Boston to New Orleans $220 round-trip on United

We found seats departing BOS on Saturday, January 13, returning from MSY on Tuesday, January 16. Basic Economy is available for less ($170 round-trip) for these same dates, if you can get by with packing a small backpack or whatever you're able to store under the seat.
 

4. San Francisco to Tampa $311 round-trip on American

Depart SFO on Friday morning, January 12, return from TPA on Tuesday morning, January 16. You'll find these same dates available for $262 round-trip in Basic Economy, though with restricted carry-on allowances.

5. Atlanta to Miami $286 round-trip, nonstop, on American

For peak weekend travel, depart ATL on Friday, January 12, return from MIA on Monday, January 15.
 

6. Chicago to New York $131 round-trip, nonstop, on JetBlue

We found seats leaving ORD on Saturday evening, January 13, returning from JFK on Tuesday morning, January 16.
 

7. Dallas to Phoenix $182 round-trip, nonstop, on American

Depart DFW on Saturday, January 13, return from PHX on Tuesday, January 16.