Below are the highlights from this week’s Internet airfare offerings. For some reason, US Airways and Delta Airlines are sitting this week out. For those unfamiliar with these offers: a number of US airlines offer last-minute airfare specials beginning on Tuesdays for travel on the upcoming weekend, including this weekend. Most fares are non-refundable and must be purchased immediately, but these specials often represent significant savings even over the advance purchase fares.
United Airlines – United Airlines offers dozens of Internet specials this week, mostly to or from their hubs in Houston, Newark, Chicago, Cleveland and Denver. These fares must be purchased by 11:59 PM, Central on Friday, April 27 and apply to departures after 7 PM on April 27 or anytime April 28 with returns on Monday, April 30 or Tuesday, May 1. Taxes and airport fees are additional. A sampling of this week's fares include:
- Austin to New York City – $321
- Chicago to St. Louis – $161
- Chicago to Toronto – $239
- Cleveland to Washington DC – $161
- Denver to San Francisco – $271
- New York City to Hamilton, Bermuda – $291
US Airways – No USAirways eSaver specials for this week.
Delta Airlines Web Deals – No Delta eFares for this week.
American Airlines Net Fares – American Airlines offers both specials for this weekend and the following weekend, provided you purchase your tickets no later than 11:59 PM, Central on April 27. Travel for this weekend’s fares is April 27 after 7 PM or April 28 anytime with return travel on April 30 or May 1. For the following weekend, travel is limited to departures on May 4 after 7 PM or anytime May 5 with return travel on May 7 or May 8. Highlights include:
- Charlotte to New York/LaGuardia – $148
- Los Angeles to Salt Lake City – $184
- Chattanooga, TN to Chicago – $194
- Cleveland to New York/LaGuardia – $184
- Los Angeles to Albuquerque – $190
- St. Louis to Miami – $238
- Chicago to Austin – $254
Keep in mind that there are a limited number of seats for these Internet deals and they may sell out at any time. Be sure to read the fine print before purchasing your tickets, but if you see something that interests you, it's a good idea to buy your tickets immediately to avoid being disappointed.