Grab some good airfare deals this week. For travel newbies, a number of US airlines offer last-minute airfare specials beginning Tuesdays 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 – 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. (EST) June 29. Departures after 7 p.m. on June 29 or anytime June 30and return on Monday, July 2 or Tuesday, July 3. Taxes and airport fees are additional. This week's fares include:
- Chicago to Huntsville – $221
- Cleveland to Montreal – $238
- Denver to Tulsa – $221
- Atlanta to Chicago – $221
- Houston to Memphis – $155
- New Orleans to Washington DC – $271
US Airways – Purchase E-saver fares by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on June 30 for travel departing June 30 and returning July 3. Taxes and fees are additional. The best round-trip fares:
- Charlotte to Lexington – $200
- Cincinnati to Washington DC – $216
- Pittsburgh to Washington DC – $190
Delta Airlines Web Deals – There are no weekly Web specials for Delta this week.
American Airlines Net Fares – There are no American net fare specials for this weekend. For travel next weekend, purchase your tickets no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on June 29. Travel July 6 after 7 p.m. or anytime July 7 and return July 9 or July 10. Highlights include:
- Dallas to Peoria – $274
- Chicago to Chattanooga – $200
- Dallas to Memphis – $286
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.