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We're entering that peak 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.

Houston – Atlanta $98 Roundtrip on Southwest

People at the Atlanta Aquarium in Georgia 

Southwest’s sale might’ve ended yesterday, but that doesn’t mean the airline still isn’t offering some great fares. Here’s one we found linking up Houston-Hobby and Hot-lanta for $98 roundtrip. Inventory opens up as soon as next week for daily travel through March 5, 2020. On Southwest’s site, the only place you can purchase tickets directly, I found seats departing HOU on Friday, December 13, and returning from ATL on Tuesday, December 16, 2019. Peak holiday dates blacked out.

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

New York – Bangkok $433 Roundtrip on China Southern

Bangkok Thailand skyline with Golden Palace in foreground

Here’s an excellent flight deal to Southeast Asia. Fly from New York-JFK to Bangkok for $433 roundtrip on China Southern. Departures at this price are available on daily departures starting in early November through the end of March, with returns available into April. This fare is pretty wide open, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding dates that work for your travel schedule. And most itineraries have quick layovers, which is rare for a fare this low. For a list of sample flight dates, I found seats departing JFK on Monday, December 2, and returning from BKK on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Travel blacked out from December 10 through January 22, 2020.

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

Boston – Faroe Islands $401 Roundtrip on SAS

Green houses in the Faroe Islands with mountains

SAS Scandinavian is having a fantastic fare sale to destinations all across Europe with a focus on Scandinavian cities. While Oslo (OSL), Copenhagen (CPH), and Stockholm (ARN) are seeing some fantastic fare drops, harder to reach destinations like the exotic Faroe Islands are too. Fly from Boston to the Faroe Islands for $401 roundtrip. Travel is available on select dates from March 30 through May 21, 2020. As an example, I found tickets for this fare departing BOS on Monday, May 11, and returning from FAE on Thursday, May 21, 2020. A terrific time to visit when the weather is warmer and the days are long.

See all of our fares to Faroe Islands (FAE) from all over the U.S. and Canada.


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Charlotte– Denver $96 Roundtrip on American

Blue bear sculpture at the Denver convention center

The mountains are calling, and you must go! Especially with a nonstop fare this low between Charlotte and Denver for $96 roundtrip. Available for last-minute travel and a few dates in January, this fare is hard to pin down, but you'll have the best luck searching for seats on midweek departure days like Tuesday and Wednesday and returning Thursday through Saturday. Searching the American website, I found seats departing CLT on Tuesday, January 21, and coming back from DEN on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

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

New Orleans – Punta Cana $310 Roundtrip on Copa

Woman walking on the beach in Punta Cana Dominican Republic

We regularly post deals to New Orleans but sometimes forget that y'all in the Big Easy are looking for an escape of your own. So here's a fantastic deal for you. Fly from New Orleans to Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, for $278 roundtrip on Copa Airlines. Flights are available on select days starting in February through May 28, 2020. On Copa, I was able to find tickets departing Monday, April 20, and returning from Monday, April 27, 2020. Some flights may require an overnight in Panama City, but treat it as a two-for-one deal to explore Panama along the way. One checked bag included!

See all of our fares to Punta Cana (PUJ) from all over the U.S. and Canada.


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