Summer is on the horizon and airfare sales are starting to include some summer dates. Have a look at our top 10 airfare picks so far today. Many of them have some availability for summer travel.
Today's Top Airfare Picks
These deals are all at prices below what we normally see. Some of these fares are a part of ongoing sales and some are unadvertised, which may only last a few hours. If you are interested in any of these fares, we recommend you book soon to avoid a missed bargain.
Wow! An excellent price for a trip down to Orlando to begin the summer season. When the kids get out of school, surprise them with a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando for $39 roundtrip on Frontier. Travel is valid almost daily through June 20. Of course, bag fees and seat selection will add to this cost, if necesarry, but at prices this low, you'll still save a bunch.
I was able to find seats departing Philadelphia PHL on Thursday, June 14, returning from Orlando MCO on Monday, June 18. Frontier has a number of other routes for $39 roundtrip for purchase today only! Fares only include one small personal item. Checked bag fees start at $25 each way. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $30 each way.
Fly nonstop from Chicago to Atlanta for $99 roundtrip on American. Travel is valid from August through early November. Mostly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday travel, with a few other scattered days of the week available in August. I was able to find seats departing Chicago ORD on Thursday, August 9, returning from Atlanta ATL on Tuesday, August 14. This is a basic economy fare, which only includes a small personal item. Checked bag fees start at $25 each way. Alternatively, a main cabin fare for these dates is $139 roundtrip and includes a carry-on plus personal item.
Available for peak summer travel, fly nonstop from New York to Portland, Maine for $103 roundtrip. Fly from Laguardia LGA on American or Delta. Fly from JFK on JetBlue or Delta. Travel is valid all the way through early January 2019 as well. I was able to find seats on Delta departing New York LGA on Sunday, July 8, returning from Portland PWM on Friday, July 13. These are basic economy fares on Delta and American, but Delta will include a carry-on plus one personal item. American includes one personal item only.
Canadian flights are starting to drop thanks to new ultra-low-cost-carriers like Swoop, which has a promo code sale valid for purchase through today. Fly nonstop from Hamilton to Halifax for $173 CAD ($135 USD) roundtrip. New nonstop service begins June 20. Using the promo code NewWhip, I was able to find seats departing Hamilton YHM on Saturday, September 8, returning from Halifax YHZ on Wednesday, September 12. Swoop fares only include one small personal item. Checked bag fees start at $27-$29 CAD each way. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $37-$41 CAD each way.
Fly from Washington D.C. to San Francisco for $213 roundtrip on American. This fare is available from either National airport or Dulles airport in Washington. Travel is valid starting in August, through early December. I was able to find seats departing Washington DCA on Wednesday, August 22, returning from San Francisco SFO on Tuesday, August 28. As this is basic economy, only a small personal item is included. Upgrade to the main cabin fare, which is $263 roundtrip for these dates, if you would like.
Fly from Minneapolis to Manchester for $329 roundtrip, with an overnight in Reykjavik, on Icelandair. This 2-for-1 deal allows you to see two cities in Europe for a really low price. Travel is valid for departures in October, though you'll find slightly higher fares for departures in late August and September. I was able to find seats departing Minneapolis MSP on Sunday, October 21, returning from Manchester on Thursday, November 1 (arrives back in MSP on Friday, November 2).
Make sure to select a 1-night stopover on your return flight when booking using Icelandair's stopover search tool. Icelandair's economy light fare only includes a carry-on bag plus one personal item. Either pay for checked bags during booking or purchase the standard economy fare if you need to check bags.
Fly nonstop from Newark to Amsterdam for $342 roundtrip on United. Travel is valid from October through mid-December. For example, I found seats over Thanksgiving departing Newark EWR on Wednesday, November 21, returning from Amsterdam AMS on Wednesday, November 28. A 7-night minimum stay is required.
Fares to Cozumel dropped recently. Flights from Columbus to Cozumel are available for $344 roundtrip on American, Delta, or United. Travel is valid daily through September. A Saturday night stay is required. For example, I found seats departing Columbus CMH on Saturday, July 21, returning from Cozumel CZM on Saturday, July 28. American's fares only include a small personal item. Delta and United include a carry-on bag plus one personal item.
Fly from Denver to Paris for $438 roundtrip on a combination of Star Alliance carriers United, Air Canada, and Lufthansa. Travel is valid for departures from the USA starting in late October, through mid-December. You'll find similar fares on Delta or American and slightly higher fares starting in September. As an example, I found seats departing Denver DEN on Friday, November 9, returning from Paris CDG on Saturday, November 17.
An excellent sale to Southeast Asia on Hong Kong Airlines is still valid for purchase through the end of May. Included in this sale, flights from Los Angeles to Bangkok are only $446 roundtrip for travel from September through January. For example, I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Thursday, September 6, returning from Bangkok on Thursday, September 12.
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