Our Top 10 Airfare Picks for Wednesday

Whether you want to fly to a far off land or simply check out another state, we've got some great airfares to tell you about today. Here's a look at 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. All domestic flights also work in the reverse direction.

Chicago - Long Island-Islip $29 Roundtrip for Summer/Fall Travel

Fly for just a penny each way plus taxes with this week's Frontier sale. Nonstop flights from Chicago to Long Island-Islip add up to only $29 roundtrip. Frontier flies daily nonstops in August, but you'll have to be flexible with travel dates to find this price. Starting in September, Frontier will only fly Sundays and Tuesdays. In October, flights will switch to Mondays and Wednesdays. I found this rock bottom fare available departing Chicago ORD on Tuesday, September 18, returning from Long Island ISP on Sunday, September 23. Frontier only includes a small personal item for this price. Checked bags start at $25 each way. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $30 each way.

See all of our fares to Long Island-Islip (ISP) from all over the US and Canada

Detroit - Los Angeles $128 Roundtrip for Summer/Fall/Winter Travel

Here is an excellent price to fly across the country. Fly from Detroit to Los Angeles for $128 roundtrip on United. Travel is valid daily through early March with a 14-day advance purchase required. Peak holiday travel is blacked out, but if you don't mind flying on the holidays, I found seats available departing Detroit DTW on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, returning from Los Angeles LAX on Tuesday, November 27. This is basic economy and only includes a small personal item. If you need more carry-on luggage, pay for the regular economy fare, which is only $32 more roundtrip.

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Boston - Fort Lauderdale $167 Roundtrip for Year-Round Travel

Fly nonstop from Boston to Fort Lauderdale for $167 roundtrip on JetBlue or Delta. Travel is valid daily throughout the year, but you'll have an easier time finding this price for mid-week travel after the fall. I found seats on Delta for a weekend trip departing Boston BOS on Friday, September 21, returning from Fort Lauderdale FLL on Sunday, September 23.

See all of our fares to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from all over the US and Canada

Atlanta - San Jose $217 Roundtrip for Summer/Fall/Winter Travel

A great fare for nonstop travel from Georgia to the Bay Area. Fly nonstop from Atlanta to San Jose for $217 roundtrip on Delta. Travel is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from late August through mid-February. A Friday or Saturday night stay is required. I was able to find seats over Labor Day Weekend departing Atlanta ATL on Saturday, September 1, returning from San Jose SJC on Tuesday, September 4.

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Philadelphia - London and Reykjavik $275 Roundtrip for Fall Travel

Visit two European cities for under $300. Fly on Icelandair from Philadelphia to London for $275 roundtrip, with an overnight stop in Reykjavik on the return flight. Travel is valid on just a few dates in late November and early December. Travel to London on Sundays and from London on Wednesdays. You may need to do a multi-city search to find this fare. For example, I found seats departing Philadelphia PHL to London LHR on Sunday, November 25, then flying from London LHR to Reykjavik KEF, on Wednesday, December 5, returning from Reykjavik KEF to Philadelphia PHL on Thursday, December 6. This is Icelandair's Economy Light fare, which only includes carry-on bags. Consider the higher regular Economy fare if you need checked bags or would like a longer stopover in Iceland.

See all of our fares to London (LHR) and Reykjavik (KEF) from all over the US and Canada

Toronto - San Jose, Costa Rica $349 CAD ($268 USD) Roundtrip for Fall Travel

Fly from Toronto to San Jose, Costa Rica for $349 CAD ($268 USD) roundtrip on Avianca. Travel is valid daily from late September through early December. A 3-night or Saturday night stay is required. For example, I found seats departing Toronto YYZ on Saturday, September 29, returning from San Jose SJO on Saturday, October 6.

See all of our fares to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) from all over the US and Canada

Phoenix - Maui $355 Roundtrip for Summer/Fall Travel

Fly nonstop from Phoenix to Maui for $355 roundtrip on American. Travel is valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Depart from Phoenix from late August through October. You may return from Maui through the end of the booking schedule, excluding holiday travel. I found seats departing Phoenix PHX on Tuesday, October 30, returning from Maui OGG on Thursday, November 8.

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Los Angeles - Barcelona $415 Roundtrip for Fall/Winter/Spring Travel

Fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Barcelona for $415 roundtrip on Norwegian. Travel is valid on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from late October through June. This fare only includes carry-on baggage. Checked bag fees start at $45 each way. I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Friday, November 23, returning from Barcelona BCN on Friday November 30. You may be able to get slightly lower fares by booking two separate one-way fares in each direction.

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New York - Venice $488 Roundtrip for Fall/Winter Travel

Fly from New York to Venice for $488 roundtrip on Swiss Air. Travel is valid daily from late October through March, excluding peak holiday travel. You'll find slightly higher fare for travel starting in late September, April, or May. A 7-night minimum stay is required. For example, I found seats departing New York JFK on Friday, November 9, returning from Venice VCE on Monday, November 19.

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Des Moines - Sydney $758 Roundtrip for Summer/Fall Travel

Flights to Australia have dropped to some amazing prices from large and small airports all over the USA. Fly from Des Moines to Sydney for $758 roundtrip on United. Travel is valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, departing the USA starting next week through early December. You may return from Australia through mid-December or again starting in mid-January through the end of the booking schedule. A 7-night minimum stay is required, but I would go for longer than a week. I found seats departing Des Moines DSM on Monday, November 5, returning from Sydney SYD on Monday, November 12.

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