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Don’t you wish every weekend was three days? Unfortunately, that can't always be the case, and we're back to regularly scheduled programing after the Labor Day long weekend. One way you can fix those two-day weekend woes is by booking an extended getaway and using up a few of those well-earned vacation days. Here are our handpicked 5 fares for this weekend to help you out!

This Weekend'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.

Newark – Barcelona $279 Roundtrip on Norwegian Air

Sunset at Barceloneta Beach in Barcelona Spain with W hotel

Treat yourself to a fall or winter break in beautiful Barcelona with this cheap fare deal from Norwegian Air’s Explore Europe for Less Sale. Searching the sale, I found nonstop flights from Newark to Barcelona, Spain for the reduced rate of $279 roundtrip on select Monday through Friday departures between October 7 and March 31, 2020. As an example, I found tickets available departing EWR on Monday, October 7, returning from BCN on Thursday, October 17, 2019. This price only includes carry-on bags. A checked bag costs $50 each way.

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

Orlando – San Jose, CR $225 Roundtrip on Copa Airlines

Hanging bridge in Costa Rican Rainforest Green

Why take the Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom when you can spend some time in tropical Costa Rica enjoying the real deal. Toucans, monkeys, and sloths will all be there to keep you company if you fly from Orlando to San Jose, Costa Rica for $225 roundtrip on Copa Airlines. Take off daily in late September with returns available into November, then again from mid-February through early June. As an example, I found seats departing MCO on Monday, October 7, and returning from SJO on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Checked bag included at this price!

See all of our fares to San Jose (SJO) from all over the U.S. and Canada.


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New York – Salt Lake City $217 Roundtrip on Delta or JetBlue

Park City Utah near Salt Lake City in winter for Skiing and snow

Show off your style on the slopes and shred on over to Salt Lake City. Fly nonstop from New York-JFK to Salt Lake City for $217 roundtrip this fall or winter. Delta and JetBlue are going head-to-head with each other on this route, and that means some sweet savings for skiers and snowboarders. Departures are valid on most weekdays starting in late October with returns available through the end of April. As an example, I found seats on Delta departing JFK on Friday, February 21, and returning from SLC on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Perfect for an extended weekend away from the city enjoying après ski.

See all of our fares to Salt Lake City (SLC) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Los Angeles – Taipei $358 Roundtrip on Xiamen Airlines

National Palace Museum in Taipei Taiwan with Archway Gate

On Wednesday we mentioned this phenomenal price drop from LAX to Seoul for $365 roundtrip, and here’s another fantastic fare from Xiamen Airlines. This time to Taiwan! Fly from Los Angeles to Taipei for $358 roundtrip on select dates between late September and early December. Some itineraries may require two connections, but there are options with only on stop if you depart on Sunday and return on Tuesday and Thursdays. I found seats at this price departing LAX on Sunday, November 10, and returning from TPE on Thursday, November 21, 2020. This is nearly half the price of what EVA and China Airlines are offering on nonstop flights.

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

Nashville – Boston $118 Roundtrip on Southwest

Quincy Market in Boston Massachusetts at sunset with skyline

From Southwest Airline’s latest nationwide sale, fly nonstop from Nashville to Boston for $118 roundtrip this fall or winter. Tickets at this price are available on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays starting as soon as September 21 through March 4, 2020. Searching the Southwest site, the only place you’ll be able to book this fare. I found tickets departing BNA on Wednesday, October 16, and returning from BOS on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. For Bostonians wanting to warm themselves up with some Nashville hot chicken this winter and work on their two-step down on “Honky Tonk Row," this fare also works in reverse. Peak holiday dates blacked out.

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


Related: Major Nationwide Southwest Sale from $58+ Roundtrip for Fall/Winter Travel


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