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These deals are all at prices below what we usually 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 tickets work in the reverse direction as well.

Los Angeles – Copenhagen $348 Roundtrip on SAS Scandinavian

SAS Scandinavian is having an end of the year sale by slashing prices on all of its US destinations to its hubs in Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL), and Stockholm (ARN) to finish the year off with a bang. Here’s one of the best offers from that sale, fly from Los Angeles to Copenhagen for $348 roundtrip. Tickets at this price are available for daily departures starting in early February through the end of May. If you can't have snow on Christmas in LA, then you make up for it later with this discount deal. Depart LAX on Sunday, February 3 and return from CPH on Sunday, February 10, 2019, maybe you'll get lucky with snowflakes then!

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

Houston – Miami $101 Roundtrip on American

Fly nonstop from Houston-IAH to Miami for $101 roundtrip on American Airlines this winter and spring. Tickets at this price open up in mid-January and are available through the end of April. Travel days will vary by month, so you'll need to poke around see what works best for your calendar. As an example, searching on AA.com, I found seats at this price departing IAH on Saturday, February 2 and returning from MIA on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. One-way tickets are available for only 51 dollars.

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

Boston – Los Angeles $197 Roundtrip on Multiple Airlines

It’s monkey see monkey do in the airline biz, as all carriers on this route have matched prices on this cross-country route. Fly nonstop from Boston to Los Angeles for $197 roundtrip on your carrier of choice, Delta, American, United, Alaska, or JetBlue. Fares on this route don't drop below the $200 mark on the regular, so this is definitely one of the better deals out there. Tickets are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays from January 12 through March 6, 2019. As an example, I found seats available departing BOS on Saturday, January 26 and returning from LAX on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Perfect for an escape from the Boston winter weather.

See all of our fares to Los Angeles (LAX) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Ft. Lauderdale – Turks & Caicos $224 Roundtrip on Southwest

Fly nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale to Providenciales, Turks & Caicos for $224 roundtrip on Southwest this winter. This is one of Southwest’s better international routes as nonstop options to Turks & Caicos are quite limited. To take advantage of this fare deal, you'll have to depart from mid-January through the end of February. Daily flights are available so you can turn this deal into an impromptu getaway, by leaving FLL on Friday, January 25 and returning from PLS on Monday, January 28, 2019.

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

Chicago – Seattle $157 Roundtrip on Delta or American

Fly nonstop from Chicago-ORD to Seattle or vice-versa for $157 roundtrip this winter. Both American and Delta are posting this fantastic fare so you’ll have your choice of airline in the travel window from January 15 through March 6, 2019. Seats are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays. Using Delta as an example, I found inventory at the listed price departing ORD on Wednesday, February 27 and returning from SEA on Saturday, Mar 2, 2019. One-way flights are available for purchase at 79 dollars.

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

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