Whether you prefer to fly on a legacy carrier or are able to go bare bones and fly an ultra-low-cost carrier, we've got some great airfares on all airlines 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
There are many sales going on this week. Along with the advertised sales, there are plenty of unadvertised deals popping up. 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.
Take up to 75% off your next flight on Frontier Airlines. The promo code discount does not apply to Frontier's disguised online booking fee or taxes, but you'll still see some deep discounts. For instance, fly nonstop from Cleveland to San Diego for $82 roundtrip. Using promo code AUTUMN on FlyFrontier.com, I found seats departing Cleveland CLE on Wednesday, September 12, returning from San Diego SAN on Wednesday, September 19. You'll find other dates for travel on Wednesdays, from mid-August through early October. This price only includes one small personal item that will fit under the seat. Checked bags start at $25 each way. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $30 each way.
Do you like to travel with checked bags and the flexibility of no change fees? Here's an excellent fare on Southwest that will give you both of these perks. Fly nonstop from Atlanta to Houston for $90 roundtrip. Travel is valid mostly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but you'll find a few scattered Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Travel through mid-December, excluding Thanksgiving travel. Searching Southwest, I found seats departing Atlanta ATL on Thursday, December 6, returning from Houston HOU on Monday, December 10.
JetBlue has a fall flight sale for purchase through today. Fly nonstop from New York to West Palm Beach for $157 roundtrip. Travel is valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from September through early November. I was able to find seats departing New York LGA on Thursday, September 27, returning from West Palm Beach PBI on Monday, October 1.
If you're looking to fly from Arizona to the Rocky Mountains for the holidays or ski season, you may want to check out Prescott Municipal Airport. Situated half-way between Phoenix and Flagstaff, Prescott is getting new commercial air service on United starting August 29, 2018. Nonstop flights to Los Angeles go as low as $105 roundtrip in standard economy, but the better deal is the new nonstop flight from Prescott to Denver for $165 roundtrip.
This is an especially good deal since it's available on nearly every single date from the start of service through the end of the booking schedule in early July 2019. Peak holidays and weekend ski trips included. For example, I found seats departing Prescott PRC on Friday, March 15, returning from Denver DEN on Sunday, March 17. These same dates are more than double the price from Phoenix. The $165 price is standard economy and what you should purchase. Don't purchase basic economy for $5 less. It's not worth it.
Alaska Airlines has a 3-day sale this week and one of the better deals from this sale is nonstop service from Austin to Portland for $197 roundtrip. Travel is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from September through early March, excluding peak holiday travel. As an example, I found seats departing Austin AUS on Saturday, September 22, returning from Portland PDX on Wednesday, September 26. You'll find lower fares on Frontier, but if you travel with more than just a small personal item, you may find it worthwhile to pay a little more and enjoy the Alaska Airlines experience.
Fly nonstop from Miami to Cartagena for $299 roundtrip on Avianca. Although this may not seem incredibly low for such a short distance, this popular route is often expensive and competing airlines are currently quite a bit higher for nonstop flights. Plus, this fare is widely available from late August through March. For example, I found seats departing Miami MIA on Saturday, October 20, returning from Cartagena on Saturday, October 27. A 3-night or Saturday night stay is required.
Iberia's low-cost subsidiary Level is moving its bay area flights from Oakland to San Francisco in late October. Service from San Francisco starts October 31, 2018, and you can find nonstop flights from San Francisco to Barcelona for $311 total roundtrip. There is a trick to get this price. You must purchase two separate one-way fares to get this total roundtrip price.
For example, I found seats flying one-way from San Francisco SFO to Barcelona BCN on Saturday, November 24 for $160. Return one-way from Barcelona BCN to San Francisco SFO on Wednesday, December 5 for $151. The two flights total $311 roundtrip, which only includes carry-on luggage up to 22 lbs. Checked bag fees start at $44 each way. You'll find other dates at this price on Wednesdays and Saturdays, through mid-February, excluding peak holiday travel.
Fly from Los Angeles to Port of Spain for $350 roundtrip on Copa. Travel is valid on weekdays in September and October. As an example, I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Thursday, October 4, returning from Port of Spain on Thursday, October 11. Pack what you wish, and head to the Caribbean. Copa Airlines includes two free checked bags in all fares.
Flights to Amsterdam are pretty cheap from a number of US cities. For instance, fly from Baltimore to Amsterdam for $426 roundtrip on American. Travel is valid on a wide range of dates from mid-September through mid-May, excluding peak holiday travel. A 7-night minimum stay is required. I found seats departing Baltimore BWI on Wednesday, March 27, returning from Amsterdam AMS on Wednesday, April 3. Fares may vary slightly depending on the dates you choose. This is a regular economy fare and includes one free checked bag.
Fly from Boston to Tel Aviv for $609 roundtrip on Turkish Airlines. Travel is valid on scattered dates from September through December. A Saturday night stay is required. For example, I found seats departing Boston BOS on Thursday, October 18, returning from Tel Aviv TLV on Wednesday, October 24. You may find slightly lower fares on WOW Air, but the savings will be lost in bag fees unless you can travel super light. You'll have a better connection and experience flying Turkish Airlines, which includes two free checked bags.
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