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It's officially the last weekend of summer, and we're entering that autumn stride, where the leaves will begin to drop, and hopefully, airfare prices will as well. Whether it’s to a sunny spot or somewhere that’s on your bucket list, have a look at this weekend top 5 fares to fall over.

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.

New York – Palm Springs $237 Roundtrip on JetBlue

Mid-modern house inPalm Springs California

Looking for a much-needed escape from the chaos of the city? JetBlue has you covered with this fab fare from New York-JFK to Palm Springs for $237 roundtrip. Fly nonstop on select days starting November 3 with returns available through March 13, 2020. As the only nonstop option between these two airports, it's your best bet for a cheap fall or winter escape to the desert. As an example I found seats departing JFK on Friday, February 7, and returning from PSP on Friday, February 14, 2020.

See all of our fares to Palm Springs (PSP) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Philadelphia – Orlando $138 Roundtrip on Southwest

Rollercoaster at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida

Southwest’s sale might’ve ended yesterday, but that doesn’t mean the airline still isn’t offering some great fare deals. Here’s one we found today to the Happiest Place on Earth. Fly nonstop from Philadelphia to Orlando for $138 roundtrip through mid-December. Inventory opens up as soon as next week for travel on most weekdays. On Southwest’s site, the only place you can purchase tickets directly, I found seats departing PHL on Friday, October 4, and returning from MCO on Thursday, October 10, 2019. And remember two checked bags are free so leave room to take home some souvenir mouse ears.

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

Los Angeles – Budapest $553 Roundtrip on LOT Polish

Szechenyi Spa thermal baths in Budapest Hungary

Here’s a fantastic fare from LOT Polish’s autumn and winter sale featuring flights to Eastern Europe and beyond. Fly from Los Angeles to Budapest, Hungary for $553 roundtrip through March. There’s no shortage of sites to keep you busy in this budget-friendly burgeoning city. From world-class thermal baths, ruin pubs, to stunning views over the Danube you’ll be amazed at the aura this often overlooked destination delivers. For a sample itinerary, I was able to find seats departing LAX on Friday, March 15, and returning from BUD on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

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


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Chicago – Key West $280 Roundtrip on American

Southernmost point of USA in Key West Florida

Are you looking for the island vibe without having to leave the country? Then Key West is the spot for you. Fly from Chicago-ORD to Key West, Florida for $280 roundtrip on American Airlines for some fun in the sun this winter. Seats are open for midweek departures between late October and early March, with peak holiday dates blacked out. As an example, tickets are available departing ORD on Tuesday, December 10, and returning from EYW on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Some itineraries may require a long layover in Miami, but those can be largely avoided if you're flexible with dates. If not then treat it as a twofer deal to Florida beaches.

See all of our fares to Key West (EYW) from all over the U.S. and Canada.

Richmond – St. Maarten $269 Roundtrip on JetBlue

People watching planes touchdown in St. Maarten Maho Beach

Have you ever wanted to watch some airplanes touchdown just above your head at Maho Beach with a tropical drink in hand? JetBlue can make that dream a reality with this rare flight deal from Richmond to St. Maarten for only $269 roundtrip. As an example, I found seats departing RIC on Tuesday, January 7, and returning from St. Maarten SXM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Perfect for a weeklong winter getaway. Travel dates are scattered and other days of the week available for about $10, which is still a steal.

See all of our fares to St. Maarten (SXM) from all over the U.S. and Canada.


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