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 — 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) September 14. Departures after 7 p.m. on September 14 or anytime September 15 and return on Monday, September 17 or Tuesday, September 18. Taxes and airport fees are additional. This week's fares include:
- Chicago to Raleigh – $221
- Chicago to Toronto – $240
- Cleveland to Montreal – $240
- Denver to San Francisco – $271
- Los Angeles to New Orleans – $321
- Newark to Quebec City – $240
US Airways — There are no US Airways Web deals for this week.
Delta Airlines Web Deals — Purchase Delta Web deals by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on September 15 for travel departing anytime September 15 and returning on September 18 or September 19. Highlights include:
- Atlanta to Orange County, CA – $320
- Detroit to Boston – $220
- Atlanta to Nashville – $160
- Cincinnati to Minneapolis – $220
- Indianapolis to New York City – $220
- Los Angeles to Orlando – $320
- New York City to Miami – $240
American Airlines Net Fares – Specials for both this weekend and for next weekend. These must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on September 14. For this weekend’s specials, you can travel September 14 after 7 p.m. or anytime September 15 and return September 17 or September 18. For next weekend’s specials, you can travel September 21 after 7 p.m. or anytime on September 22 and return September 24 or September 25. Highlights include:
- New York City to Tampa – $186
- Cincinnati to Miami – $194
- Los Angeles to Nashville – $292
- Columbus, OH to New York City – $202
- Minneapolis to New York City – $164
- Philadelphia to Miami – $166
- Chicago to West Palm Beach, FL – $192
- New York City to Austin – $208
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.
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