Our Top 10 Airfare Picks for Today

Be thankful this week for some cheap airfare deals! While it’s a little too late in the game to score a bargain for this week’s festivities, it doesn’t mean you can’t buy a future flight to visit friends and family. Following is a list of the top 10 fares that we deal hounds have sniffed-out so far today. There are even some flights below on sale departing as soon as next week. Just hope the leftovers are still good!

Monday’s Top Ten Fare Deals

These top airfares are ringing in at prices below what we usually see for the specific airport pairings and destinations. Some of these fares are a part of listed sales, and some are unadvertised deals that generally last for a short time. So, if any of these top deals pique your interest, we recommend booking on the double to avoid missing out on a bargain buy.

Chicago – New York $105 Roundtrip on Delta and United

Here’s a great deal on one of our most popular and subscribed routes. Fly nonstop from Chicago-ORD to New York-LGA for $105 roundtrip on either Delta or United. Flights at this price are available for travel on Tuesday and Wednesdays starting as soon as next week through the end of April. As an example, I found seats on Delta departing ORD on Wednesday, April 10 and returning from LGA on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This fare is also available in reverse for those in NYC looking to go to Chicago.

See all of our fares to New York (LGA) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Newark – Melbourne $713 Roundtrip on United

Australia has been on sale lately, and some airlines are putting out some unadvertised deals that are the lowest we’ve seen in months. Here’s one of them from United. Fly from Newark to Melbourne for $713 roundtrip with only one connection. Flights are available year-round with departures available Monday through Thursday. This fare won’t last for long, so get booking if you’ve had Oz on your bucket list. With dates wide-open, you shouldn't have any problems finding times that work for you. Searching on the United site, I found tickets departing EWR on Monday, February 11 and returning from MEL on Monday, February 25, 2019. Which is perfect timing, visit during Australian summer and avoid the chill of Jersey in February.

See all of our fares to Melbourne (MEL) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Boston – Burbank $237 Roundtrip on JetBlue

Go coast-to-coast on one of JetBlue’s newer routes, fly nonstop from Boston to Burbank for $237 roundtrip. Avoid the congestion at LAX and opt for Burbank instead, flights to this easy to reach airport are available daily starting in early January through early May. I noticed that January and February have the best availability, and was able to find an itinerary departing BOS on Friday, February 8 and returning from BUR on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

See all of our fares to Burbank (BUR) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Houston – Rome $341 Roundtrip on Delta and SkyTeam Partners

Fly from Houston-IAH to Rome for $341 roundtrip on SkyTeam partners like Delta, Air France, and KLM. Daily flights at this price are valid from early January through the middle of May. If using a search site, make sure to book the same carrier in both directions, in many cases if you don't the price will jump up. Also, take note of itineraries that require a change of airport. This fare books into the basic economy fare bucket on all airlines, meaning no checked baggage is included in the price. Make sure to pack light, or you'll have to pony up $60 one-way for a checked piece of luggage. On Air France, I secured seats departing IAH on Tuesday, April 16 and returning from FCO on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

See all of our fares to Rome (FCO) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Cleveland – Orlando $74 Roundtrip on Frontier

The latest Frontier Sale is a good one, with 75% off base fares including departures on Friday and Sunday. Using promo code SAVE75, you can score a deal like this fare here: fly from Cleveland to Orlando for $74 roundtrip on flights between November 27 and December 18, 2018. The window may be small, but the savings are huge. Searching on Frontier’s site with the code, I found seats departing CLE on Wednesday, December 5 and returning from MCO on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Sale ends tonight at midnight, (November 19, 2018).

See all of our fares to Orlando (MCO) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

San Francisco – Auckland $680 Roundtrip on Hawaiian

On the other side of the world, it's not only Australia on sale. Neighboring New Zealand has some incredible airfare deals too. Fly from San Francisco to Auckland for $680 roundtrip on Hawaiian Airlines. Fares at this price are a little bit harder to find than ones to Oz, but if you search on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting in the middle of February through May, you should be able to find something that will work for you. As an example, I saw tickets departing February 19 and returning from AKL on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

See all of our fares to Auckland (AKL) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Charlotte – New Orleans $83 Roundtrip on American

There’s been a nice little price drop on this already deep discounted deal. Fly nonstop from Charlotte to New Orleans for $83 roundtrip on American Airlines, which is $12 lower than when we last posted this pairing. Depart on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from early December through the end of April. On AA.com, I found seats at this price departing CLT on Saturday, January 12 and returning on MSY on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. 

See all of our fares to New Orleans (MSY) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Miami – Brussels $311 Roundtrip on TUI Fly

Not going to lie, here’s a nonstop route I didn’t even know existed until earlier today. Fly nonstop from Miami to Brussels for $311 roundtrip on TUI Fly Belgium. This is the only nonstop service between the two cities and TUI Fly Belgium's single U.S. destination at the moment. TUI is known as a no-frills airline and favorite amongst European vacationers. Flight prices will be presented in euros on the airline's website, but I've done the exchange and flights will price out at $311 roundtrip. Departures are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting this upcoming weekend through March. As an example, I found an itinerary departing MIA on Wednesday, January 29 and returning from BRU on February 5, 2019.

See all of our fares to Brussels (BRU) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

New Orleans – Punta Cana $310 Roundtrip on Copa

We regularly post deals to New Orleans but sometimes forget Y'all in the Big Easy looking for an escape of your own. So here's a fantastic deal for you. Fly from New Orleans to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for $310 roundtrip on Copa Airlines. Flights are available most days of the week starting as soon as tomorrow through the end of the booking schedule. Peak holiday dates blacked out. On Copa, I was able to find tickets departing Monday, April 1 and returning from Monday, April 8, 2019. Some flights may require an overnight in Panama City, but you can turn it into a 2-for-1 trip if desired.

See all of our fares to Punta Cana (PUJ) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Baltimore – Houston $136 Roundtrip on Southwest

Fly nonstop from Baltimore to Houston-Hobby for $136 roundtrip on Southwest. Flights are available daily in the middle of December. The travel window is small, but it's a great deal on this route. Flights may only be purchased directly on Southwest.com, where I found seats at this price departing BWI on Monday, December 10 and returning from HOU on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  Remember two bags still fly free on Southwest, so don't worry about packing restraints.

See all of our fares to Houston (HOU) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

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