Whether you want a winter escape or to secure a deal for your spring break or summer travel plans, check out our top 10 airfare picks of the day for some ideas of where to go.
Today's Top 10 Airfare Deals
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American Airlines has decided to go head-to-head with ultra-low-cost carriers and has significantly dropped its fares to/from its major East Coast hubs. Fly nonstop from Philadelphia to Charlotte for $60 roundtrip on American for travel between January and early April.
I found this price departing Philadelphia PHL on Friday, January 10, returning from Charlotte CLT on Monday, January 13. You'll want to stick with the Basic Economy restrictions since it's about $400 extra for a Main Cabin fare on these dates. A carry-on bag plus a personal item is still included, but you'll have to take a random seat assignment for the short flight.
Alaska Airlines and Delta are still competing heavily out of Seattle. Nonstop flights from Seattle to San Diego are only $97 roundtrip on either carrier for several travel dates between January and early March. Southwest is also matching this price on limited travel dates. I found seats departing Seattle SEA on Friday, January 31, returning from San Diego SAN on Monday, February 3. Perfect for a long weekend in southern California.
For peak ski season, fly nonstop from Austin to Denver for $98 roundtrip on Southwest. Travel dates can be found between January and early March, such as departing Austin AUS on Tuesday, February 18, returning from Denver DEN on Sunday, February 23. Take your gear with you for no extra charge since Southwest includes two free checked bags.
Volaris released its monthly "flights on the fly" flash sale yesterday and although not every route is on sale this month, we're seeing some incredible deals for June travel. Fly nonstop from Portland to Guadalajara for $168 roundtrip. For this price, depart on just a few dates in early June. I found tickets departing Portland PDX on Saturday, June 6, returning from Guadalajara GDL on Saturday, June 13.
The Minnesota-based ultra-low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines is expanding its wings to Canada next summer. New nonstop service from Minneapolis to Vancouver begins May 20, 2020, with intro fares as low as $229 roundtrip. Travel on Wednesdays and Saturdays, through August. I found this price departing Minneapolis MSP on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, returning from Vancouver YVR on Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day. Pack super light for this price or add a larger bag for $30 each way.
Fly nonstop from Chicago to Punta Cana for $261 roundtrip on United. This nonstop fare can be found traveling south on a few Mondays and Tuesdays in January/February and returning northbound on a Wednesday or Thursday. If you don't like the extra restrictions of United's Basic Economy, you'll find more availability on American for a similar price with a connection. I found nonstop flights on United departing Chicago ORD on Tuesday, January 21, returning from Punta Cana PUJ on Wednesday, January 29.
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Why shop on Amazon when you can visit The Amazon rainforest for under $400? Fly nonstop from Miami to Manaus for $395 roundtrip on American. This fare can be found for travel starting in March through the end of American's booking schedule, excluding peak summer dates. I found seats for a spring break trip departing Miami MIA on Thursday, March 12, returning from Manaus MAO on Sunday, March 22.
Peak summer travel to Europe can be outrageously expensive compared to winter travel. But when an airline starts up a new route, pricing tends to drop regardless of the season. New nonstop flights on TAP Air Portugal from Boston to Ponta Delgada start June 4, 2020, and are available for $449 roundtrip. Even cheaper fares are available with a connection for winter travel, but you'll rarely find nonstop flights this cheap for summer travel.
I found tickets departing Boston BOS on Saturday, August 1, returning from Ponta Delgada PDL on Saturday, August 8. Need a checked bag? It's just $25 more each way to upgrade this "discount" fare to the "basic" fare, which includes one free checked bag. Just make sure to book it initially as it's much more expensive to add a checked bag later.
Escape LA's "winter" and fly from Los Angeles all the way to Cape Town for just $696 roundtrip on Qatar Airways. This deal is part of the latest global flight sale on the 5-star airline. Travel on mid-week travel dates from January through May or from September onward. I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Wednesday, January 22, returning from Cape Town CPT on Sunday, February 2.
There aren't too many nonstop flights from the Northeast U.S. to Southeast Asia, but you can shave off some precious time with nonstop service on Philippine Airlines from New York to Manila for $769 roundtrip. This price is available on scattered dates from January through October, excluding peak summer travel. I found seats departing New York JFK on Tuesday, February 25, returning from Manila MNL on Sunday, March 8. If you want to save some money and don't mind making a stop along the way, China Eastern Airlines has tickets for $432 roundtrip.
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