Are you taking to the skies on one of the busiest travel days of the year? If not, it might be a good day to book a future trip through the clouds. Many airlines have released Black Friday sales early and we're here to tell you all about them. Have a look at our top 10 airfare picks so far today.
Today's Top 10 Airfare Deals
Some of these fares may be part of advertised sales, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they will stick around. Any fare is subject to availability and prices may jump at any time. I recommend you book soon if you see something you like. All domestic fares work in the reverse direction as well.
A crazy low fare on this stubbornly expensive route. Fly nonstop from Atlanta to San Francisco for $75 roundtrip on Frontier. This is a rare discount on this route since it is almost always excluded from Frontier's promo code sales. The service was on hiatus over the summer, but Frontier began flying this route again last week.
To book, enter promo code SAVE90 on FlyFrontier.com to receive a 90% discount off the base fare for travel between November 27 and February 11. Friday/Sunday travel and specific dates around the holidays are excluded. I found this price available for winter travel departing Atlanta ATL on Wednesday, January 23, returning from San Francisco SFO on Wednesday, January 30. This price only includes a small personal item. A checked bag costs $30 each way. Larger carry-on bags cost $35 each way. The promo code expires at midnight, tonight.
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Fly nonstop from Denver to Miami for $119 roundtrip on American. This is a Main Cabin Economy fare on American, which includes standard seat selection and allows ticket changes/upgrades. Slightly lower $111 roundtrip fares are available in Basic Economy, but the restrictions are not worth the savings. Flights for this price can be found on scattered dates in January/February. Travel to Florida Sundays through Thursdays; Travel from Florida Mondays through Wednesdays. I found seats departing Denver DEN on Wednesday, January 23, returning from Miami MIA on Tuesday, January 29.
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LeBron James is returning to Cleveland for a basketball game today and you can follow him back to LA this winter for only $128 roundtrip on Southwest. You'll find lower fares on Spirit for nonstop flights, but you may prefer the experience on Southwest, which includes two free checked bags and has no change fees. I found seats available for a weekend trip departing Cleveland CLE on Friday, January 11, returning from Los Angeles LAX on Monday, January 14. This itinerary would allow you to see the Cavs play the Lakers in LA on Sunday, January 13. For more weekend travel deals, make sure to check out our new and improved Weekender search tool.
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WOW Air has released a Purple Friday Sale with nonstop flights to Iceland for $69 one-way and connecting flights to Europe for $99 one-way. Return flights are priced a bit higher, which brings nonstop flights from Chicago to Reykjavik to $169 roundtrip. This price can be found for travel on scattered dates through mid-December. I found seats departing Chicago ORD on Tuesday, December 4, returning from Reykjavik KEF on Tuesday, December 11. The one-way fares are available for travel through early April and are advertised to expire on Sunday, November 25, or while supplies last.
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We've seen this price before, but it is still quite amazing for a nonstop flight across the country. Fly nonstop from San Francisco to Philadelphia for $197 roundtrip on Alaska, American, or United. This is part of the latest Alaska Airlines sale for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in January. I found seats departing San Francisco SFO on Saturday, January 12, returning from Philadelphia PHL on Saturday, January 19. Alaska introduced its version of Basic Economy with this sale. The "Saver Fare" is similar to American's Basic Economy, which includes a carry-on bag plus a personal item, but has restrictions on seat selection and ticket changes. United's fare is the most restrictive since it only includes a small personal item.
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Here's an excellent fare from Canada to Costa Rica. Fly from Toronto to Liberia for $287 CAD roundtrip ($216 USD) on American. This price is only available on a few departure dates through early December or in early February. There are slightly higher fares available on United with more availability. I found this price on American departing Toronto YYZ on Tuesday, November 27, returning from Liberia LIR on Wednesday, December 5. Enjoy the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica or take an easy transfer to the quiet beaches of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
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Fly from Pittsburgh to Aruba for $275 roundtrip on American, Delta, United, or Southwest. Plenty of airlines to choose from on this route. Southwest is the best choice for those with lots of luggage. United is the worst choice as far as luggage goes. You'll find this price on scattered dates from January through March. I found seats on Delta departing Pittsburgh PIT on Friday, January 25, returning from Aruba AUA on Friday, February 1.
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Aer Lingus is getting a jump start on the Black Friday deals with a Black FlyDay Sale for travel between January and March. Nonstop flights from Boston to Dublin are $362 roundtrip. Lower $249 roundtrip fares are available on WOW Air with a stop in Iceland, but WOW Air only includes a small personal item for that price. I found this price on Aer Lingus departing Boston on Thursday, March 14, returning from Dublin on Monday, March 18. Perfect for a long weekend in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day!
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Another international airline is offering early Black Friday deals. Cathay Pacific has some excellent prices to locations all over Asia. Nonstop flights from New York to Hong Kong for $593 roundtrip is an exceptional deal. Travel is valid for departures between January and mid-May. You may return through mid-June. I found seats departing New York JFK on Friday, March 22, returning from Hong Kong HKG on Sunday, March 31.
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Airfare to Australia has come down considerably this year. With more flights connecting North America to the land down under, we're seeing prices that are less than half of the normal rate. Fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Sydney for $594 roundtrip on United. There is no advance purchase for this price. Depart from Los Angeles through early December, from February through June, or from late July onward. Travel on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Tuesday, February 12, returning from Sydney on Tuesday, February 26.
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