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Whether you’re looking for a last-minute spring escape, or are planning ahead for your summer or fall travel plans, we've got you covered! Here are five fantastic fares we’ve found today that are worth taking a look to book.
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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.
Air New Zealand is running a springtime sale on many of its routes to/from the United States and its destinations in the South Pacific. For those of you looking for an exotic escape but don’t want to fly all the way to Australia or NZ, then the Cook Islands might be the sweet spot for you. Fly from Los Angeles to Rarotonga, Cook Islands for $597 roundtrip starting this July through November. Not every week is available, but if you search for nonstop flights leaving LA on Saturdays and returning on Fridays you should be able to find the listed fare price. As an example, I was able to find seats departing LAX on Saturday, July 6, and returning from RAR on Friday, July 12, 2019.
The latest Southwest Airlines sale has some great deals for spring and late summer/fall travel like this one between Pittsburgh to Orlando for $182 roundtrip. As the only nonstop option between these two airports, Southwest is the way to go. Especially if you like to pack on the heavy side since two bags still fly free. Flights departing Pittsburg are available Sunday through Wednesday and return flights from Orlando are valid Tuesday through Friday through June 12 then again from late August until October 31, 2019. Southwest itineraries can only be purchased on the airline's website, where I found seats available departing PIT on Wednesday, May 22 and returning from MCO on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Other dates are widely available, but the sale ends this upcoming Thursday so you’ll need to start planning that dream Disney trip on the double.
Here’s an amazing deal for summer travel, fly nonstop from Washington DC-DCA to Charleston for $107 roundtrip. If you want to travel outside of summer, you're in luck too as this fare is available through January 7, 2020. Departures are only available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at this price but availability is easy to find. As an example, searching on JetBlue, I found a sample itinerary departing DCA on Wednesday, June 5 with a return leg from CHS on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Take it to the runway and fly from Miami to fashion capital Milan for $390 roundtrip on Air Italy this fall. Tickets at this price point between these to chic cities start on September 29 and are valid daily except Tuesdays and Wednesdays through October 26, 2019. Unfortunately, these fares at this rate are for carry-on baggage only, so you'll have to keep your wardrobe to a minimum. But if you do pick up some items along the way you can upgrade to Classic Economy for $40 more each way. On Air Italy's website, I found seats at the $390 rate departing MIA on Friday, October 18, and returning from MXP on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Dates are fairly easy to find within the listed travel window.
While we frequently post deals to Orlando, it’s important to keep in mind that those deals work in reverse too. So for all you Orlando based flyers here’s a deal handpicked for you. Fly from MCO to Denver for just $97 roundtrip on United Airlines this April and May. Itineraries at this price are hard to pin down as availability is scattered, but for the most part, you'll have luck searching select dates through the end of April with returns available into mid-May. For example, I found tickets at this price leaving MCO on Wednesday, April 24 and returning from DEN on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
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