Just because Christmas is right around the corner doesn’t mean that you can’t plan a quick getaway. If it is possible to escape those holiday preparations for a moment, be sure to take advantage of one of these specials.

Keep in mind that this is likely going to be that last good week of Internet specials before the New Year as holiday travel ramps up next week.

Many of the largest airlines in the United States offer weekly, online-only fares, perfect for quick weekend getaways.

For travel novices, these Internet deals are last-minute airfare specials offered each Tuesday for travel on the upcoming weekend. Most fares are non-refundable and must be purchased immediately, but these specials often represent significant savings over advance purchase fares.

United Airlines — Even though it’s a holiday week, United is offering dozens of Internet specials this week, mostly to or from their hubs in Houston, Newark, Chicago, Cleveland and Denver. Purchase before 11:59 p.m. (EDT) December 21. Departures after 7 p.m. on December 21 or anytime December 22 and return on Monday, December 24 or Tuesday, December 25. Taxes and airport fees are additional. This week's fares include:

  • Chicago to Cincinnati – $160
  • Cleveland to Indianapolis – $161
  • Houston to Memphis – $155
  • Chicago to St. Louis – $161

US Airways — Purchase E-saver fares by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on December 22 for travel departing December 22 and returning December 25. Taxes and fees are additional. The best round-trip fares:

  • Greensboro, NC to Washington DC – $220
  • Las Vegas to Phoenix – $210
  • Pittsburgh to Washington DC – $210
  • White Plains to Washington DC – $220

Delta Airlines Web Deals — There are no Delta Web Deals this week.

American Airlines Net Fares — There are no NetSaver Fares for this week.

Remember, there are a limited number of seats available for these airfares and they may sell out at any time. Read the fine print before you purchase.

Have you picked up any of these great airfare specials? Tell us about it in the comments.

Weekly Internet Airfares: Christmas Week Edition