Another week is in the books and now it's time to kick up your feet and relax. While you’re at it, why don’t you drum up a little travel inspiration by checking out some of the best fares we’ve found over this weekend that are still available for purchase.
This Weekend's Top Airfare Picks
Airfares change daily, that's why at Airfarewatchdog we keep searching for deals around the clock, yes even on the weekends too. Here's a look at a handful of top fares with discounted prices below what we usually see that offer some great value. Helping you save a bunch of cash to spend elsewhere on your next getaway.
Fly on Delta Air Lines from Buffalo to Saint Thomas, USVI for $248 round-trip starting in mid-August through early November. Spend your time on the beach sipping on local drinks like the Painkiller, which is a mix of rum and tropical juices. On the north of the island, Magens Bay is one of the popular choices. Alternatively, you can make your way to Red Hook on the east side of St. Thomas and hop a ferry. A short ferry ride will take you over to Cruz Bay in neighboring U.S. Virgin Island, Saint John or if you want to visit the British Virgin Islands, ferries to Tortola are also available.
Five-star Qatar Airways is offering flights from New York JFK to Tbilisi, Georgia for $566 round-trip starting in late August through December. Tbilisi and Georgia as a whole are beautiful destinations to visit as I found out spending a week there last October. Tourism is on the uptick in this affordable country and there are no shortages of sites to keep you busy. If you’re a foodie, the kinkhali (dumplings) and khachapuri (cheese-filled bread) are worth the trip alone; also Georgian wine is top-notch as it should be as they’ve been perfecting it for thousands of years.
Here’s a trip to a much different Georgia. Fly nonstop on American Airlines from its hub in Philadelphia to Savannah, Georgia for $107 round-trip starting as early as next week through the end of June. This is a terrific last-minute airfare to head down the East Coast for a little southern comfort. Start your day off with some grits and gravy then make your way to River Street and enjoy a Riverboat cruise at sundown. Or take a moment to slow down your pace and leisurely stroll amongst Savannah’s famous antebellum architecture and greenery.
Here’s another great deal from Delta, fly from Baltimore to Quito, Ecuador for $382 round-trip beginning in early September through the end of December. Visit Ecuador’s capital and take in the spectacular views of the surrounding Andes Mountains this fall or winter. Quito serves as an excellent hub for exploring South America, offering nonstop flights to the Galapagos and day trips to the Mindo Cloud Forest and Cotopaxi National Park. Snack on some fresh ceviche or some real local quinoa, much better than the stuff you’d pick up at Whole Foods.
Southwest Airlines is offering nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oranjestad, Aruba for $191 round-trip starting in late August through mid-October. This little Dutch island just off the northern coast of South America has all the things you’d want for a tropical getaway. Strap on some scuba gear and see the wreck of the cargo ship "Antilla", the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean. Or if you're feeling lucky, spend the night hoping for a hot hand at Oranjestad’s many casinos.
Note: Airfares posted were valid for purchase at the listed price at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday. The world of airfare pricing is a fickle one, and some fares may have expired overnight or could’ve sold out. To never miss out on another late-breaking deal follow us on Twitter @airfarewatchdog and sign up for Fare Alerts on your favorite routes and airports.