Our Top 10 Airfare Picks for Wednesday

Looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day trip? How about Italy? We're seeing some great fares from large and small airports across the country today. Here's a look at our top 10 airfare picks so far today.

Today's Top Airfare Picks

Fares are subject to change at any time. If you are interested in any of these fares, we recommend you book soon to avoid a missed bargain. All domestic flights work in the reverse direction as well.

Sacramento - San Diego $78 Roundtrip for Winter/Spring Travel

All routes within California are available for $39 each way on Southwest and other carriers that are matching each route. Fly nonstop from Sacramento to San Diego for $78 roundtrip on Southwest or Alaska. Travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from late February through May. I was able to find seats departing Sacramento SMF on Wednesday, March 13, returning from San Diego SAN on Tuesday, March 19.

See all of our fares to San Diego (SAN) from all over the US and Canada

Chicago - Los Angeles $121 Roundtrip for Winter/Spring Travel

There's no need to spend the entire winter in cold weather with prices this low. Fly nonstop from Chicago to Los Angeles for $121 roundtrip on American. Travel on just a few scattered dates through early April. You'll find more availability on United for$119 roundtrip, but beware of United's strict carry-on policy for Basic Economy, which only includes a small personal item. I found seats on American departing Chicago ORD on Saturday, February 23, returning from Los Angeles LAX on Tuesday, February 26.

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

Raleigh - San Juan $144 Roundtrip for Winter Travel

Fly nonstop from Raleigh to San Juan for $144 roundtrip on Allegiant. Since Frontier also flies this route, the two ultra-low-cost carriers compete with extremely low fares, which is good news for Raleigh residents. Travel is limited to Mondays and Fridays on just a few days in February and March. I found seats departing Raleigh RDU on Monday, March 18, returning from San Juan on Friday, March 22. Allegiant fares only include a small personal item, but adding a carry-on or checked bag is cheap, between $15 - $30 each way.

See all of our fares to San Juan (SJU) from all over the US and Canada

Los Angeles - Orlando $187 Roundtrip for Winter/Spring Travel

Fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Orlando for $187 roundtrip on Delta or United. Unless you have status on United or a branded credit card, I would recommend choosing Delta since it still includes a normal carry-on bag. Travel on scattered dates through May. I was able to find seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Monday, March 11, returning from Orlando MCO on Tuesday, March 19.

See all of our fares to Orlando (MCO) from all over the US and Canada

New York - Mexico City $250 Roundtrip for Winter/Spring Travel

Here's an excellent fare to Mexico for spring break. Fly nonstop from New York to Mexico City for $250 roundtrip on Interjet. This fare is fairly easy to find on scattered dates through early April. Some peak spring break travel dates are included, such as flights departing New York JFK on Sunday, March 17, returning from Mexico City MEX on Monday, March 25. Wanna hit the beach as well? Combine this with a cheap domestic flight to one of Mexico's famous beach resorts and have yourself a 2-for-1 city/beach trip for your spring break.

See all of our fares to Mexico City (MEX) from all over the US and Canada

Boston - Belize $339 Roundtrip for Year-Round Travel

Fly from Boston to Belize for $339 roundtrip on American or United and explore some ancient Mayan ruins inside the ATM cave. It's a Basic Economy fare so American is the best choice since it includes a carry-on bag. Travel is valid on scattered dates throughout the year. I was able to find seats departing Boston BOS on Friday, February 22, returning from Belize BZE on Friday, March 1.

See all of our fares to Belize (BZE) from all over the US and Canada

San Francisco - Hong Kong $447 Roundtrip for Winter/Spring Travel

Fly nonstop from San Francisco to Hong Kong for $447 roundtrip on United. Travel on Mondays and Wednesdays in February and March, as well as a few dates in late April/early May. I was able to find seats departing San Francisco SFO on Wednesday, February 20, returning from Hong Kong HKG on Monday, March 4.

See all of our fares to Hong Kong (HKG) from all over the US and Canada

Minneapolis - Honolulu $459 Roundtrip for Spring Travel

If the winter blues have got you down, book a flight to Hawaii to brighten your day. Fly from Minneapolis to Honolulu for $459 roundtrip on Sun Country. Travel on Sundays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, in April/May. Since Sun Country has converted to an ultra-low-cost carrier, this price only includes a small personal item. However, checked bag fees are the same as all other major carriers. Pay $30 each way for a checked bag and only take a small bag onboard for a hassle-free (and cheap) trip to Hawaii. I found seats departing Minneapolis MSP on Thursday, April 4, returning from Honolulu HNL on Sunday, April 14. Try finding anything remotely close to this price returning from Hawaii on a Sunday with other carriers. Spoiler alert: you won't.

See all of our fares to Honolulu (HNL) from all over the US and Canada

El Paso - Milan $478 Roundtrip for Winter Travel 

If you're looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day trip with that special someone, surprise them with a cheap flight from this nationwide sale to Italy for travel in February and March. Even small cities are included in this one, such as flights from El Paso to Milan for $478 roundtrip on American or Delta. Travel to Italy on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and return from Italy on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. I found seats departing El Paso ELP on Wednesday, February 13, returning from Milan MXP on Wednesday, February 20. It's Basic Economy so you'll have to either test your luck or pay extra to choose side-by-side seats, and a checked bag costs $60 each way, if necessary. Main Cabin Economy fares are much more expensive (over $1000 more) for these dates.

See all of our fares to Milan (MXP) from all over the US and Canada

Houston - Queenstown $826 Roundtrip for Year-Round Travel

Head to the adventure capital of the world during peak season with this amazing airfare to New Zealand. Fly from Houston to Queenstown for $826 roundtrip on a combination of Qantas/United. Flights for this price can be found on scattered dates throughout the year, departing Houston through March, in May/June, and August through September. Return travel is available beyond September. I was able to find seats departing Houston IAH on Sunday, March 10, returning from Queenstown ZQN on Monday, March 18.

See all of our fares to Queenstown (ZQN) from all over the US and Canada

Want more travel deals? Check out all of our fares from your city to see what's available from your neck of the woods. And have a look at our new explore feature to search for flight deals to whatever inspires you.

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