Many new routes have been announced recently and we're seeing a few fare wars both domesitcally and internationally today. Here's a roundup of the top 10 airfares we've found so far today.
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.
A brand new city for Frontier Airlines, fly nonstop from Albany to Orlando for $87 roundtrip this fall. The new service will be operated on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but this fare is only valid on Tuesdays, from the first flight on October 2, through November 13. For example, I found seats departing Albany ALB on Tuesday, October 23, returning from Orlando MCO on Tuesday, October 30. This fare also works from Orlando to Albany. Frontier announced many new routes recently, including three new cities. Keep in mind that Frontier's fares only include a small personal item. Checked bag fees start at $25 each way. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $30 each way.
Fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for $89 roundtrip on all airlines. Alaska, American, Delta, United, and Southwest are all offering this incredible price on the popular route. Better yet, you'll find seats widely available throughout the year, excluding peak holiday travel. The same price is available from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Flying from LA on Fridays and from Las Vegas on Sundays tends to yield higher fares. I was able to find seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Saturday, July 21, returning from Las Vegas LAS on Tuesday, July 24.
Here's a huge price drop from United. Fly from Columbus to Charlotte for $119 roundtrip. There appears to be a bit of a domestic travel fare war between United and American today as we're seeing many big price drops on routes where we don't normally see many sales. This fare is valid for travel through mid-November. It's in basic economy, so pack super light or pay $25 extra each way to check a bag. Regular economy fares are much higher. I was able to find seats over the 4th of July holiday, departing Columbus CMH on Tuesday, July 3, returning from Charlotte CLT on Saturday, July 7. This fare is also valid from Charlotte to Columbus.
Spirit Airlines recently announced an international exapansion from Orlando. Although Spirit has lower base fares, the fees can add up. Avianca and JetBlue have responded to the new Spirit routes by lowering nonstop fares from Orlando to Bogota to $323 roundtrip. Checked bags included on Avianca. Carry-on bag included on JetBlue. Travel is valid from late August through early December. For example, I found seats on Avianca departing Orlando MCO on Saturday, August 25, returning from Bogota BOG on Saturday, September 1.
A great deal from the latest Alaska Airlines sale. Fly nonstop from San Jose to Honolulu for $337 roundtrip. Hawaiian Airlines has matched this price. Travel is valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from late August through mid-December. For example, I found seats departing San Jose SJC on Thursday, September 6, returning from Honolulu HNL on Thursday, September 13. This fare is also valid on flights from Honolulu to San Jose.
Fly from Detroit all the way to Fairbanks for $362 roundtrip on Alaska Airlines. Travel is valid on just a few scattered dates in August. Watch out for lenghty layovers. There are a few dates with decent connections. For example, I found seats departing Detroit DTW on Saturday, August 11, returning from Fairbanks FAI on Saturday, August 18. Don't forget your eye mask! You'll have plenty of daylight.
Norwegian Airlines recently announced new service between Florida and Europe. One of those new nonstop routes is Fort Lauderdale to Madrid, which is currently going for $440 roundtrip. Service starts October 30, and this fare is valid through March. Travel to Madrid on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Return from Madrid on Wednesdays and Sundays. For example, I found seats departing Fort Lauderdale FLL on Saturday, November 3, returning from Madrid MAD on Wednesday, November 7. Only carry-on bags are included so pack light. Checked bag fees start at $45 each way.
Fly from San Francisco to Bergen for $459 roundtrip on SkyTeam partners Air France, Delta, and KLM. Travel is valid for departures from San Francisco between mid-September and early January, excluding peak holiday travel. You must stay a minimum of 7-nights for this price. For example, I found seats departing San Francisco SFO on Wednesday, September 29, returning from Bergen BGO on Wednesday, October 3.
Fly from Dallas to Beijing for $484 roundtrip on Delta. Travel is valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from late August through December. You must depart the USA by December 5 for this price. A Saturday night stay is required. I was able to find seats departing Dallas DFW on Thursday, September 27, returning from Beijing PEK on Thursday, October 4.
Fly from New York to Nairobi for $678 roundtrip on SkyTeam partners Delta and KLM. Travel is valid from late October through March, excluding peak holiday travel. For example, I found seats departing New York JFK on Friday, November 9, returning from Nairobi NBO on Sunday, November 18.
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