Monday Deal Alert: Fly Away for Fall

by  Mandy Berman | Oct 1, 2012
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This deal has expired, but be sure to check out our Top 25 deals of the week for savings on trips to destinations around the globe.

With this edition of our Monday Deal Alert, we've compiled some of the best airfare currently in the market, from West Coast escapes to journeys to Eastern Europe. Rates start from as little as $69, so whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or a long vacation, we've got plenty of ways for you to fly away this fall.

Virgin America’s current fall sale features amazing one-way rates between West Coast cities, like $69 between San Francisco and Las Vegas, $89 between Los Angeles and Portland, and $109 between Seattle and San Francisco. The sale doesn't only apply to West Coasters, though: you can also fly one-way to Los Angeles from Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia for $139, or from Orlando, New York City, or Boston for $159. Just book your getaway fast – this sale ends at midnight tonight.

Central and South America are some of the trendiest destinations on the map right now, and fall fares to countries like Nicaragua, Panama, and Colombia are incredibly low. Fly round-trip from New York City to Managua, the capital of friendly and ecologically diverse Nicaragua, for an unbelievable $301 (at the time of this post, the lowest rates were available on Wednesdays in October and in the first two weeks of November). Likewise, it's $300 to get to Panama City from New York City on the same dates. You can also fly round-trip from New York City to Bogota for as little as $354 on select dates throughout October and November, and discover the fantastic cuisine and diverse neighborhoods of Colombia's bustling capital city.

Had your heart set on a European getaway instead? We dug up an unbelievable rate from Los Angeles to Budapest – just $646 for round-trip flights on select dates in early December. Round-trip air from Chicago to Istanbul is only $531 on many dates throughout November, while flights from New York City to Dublin in early December start from just $578.

Finally, South African Airways' 72-hour sale features round-trip flights from New York or Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg for only $860 – by far the lowest rates we've seen on this route all year. Flights to Cape Town also start from $900, and flights to Dakar are from $940.

As travel deal experts, we know how fast airfare changes. So don't wait – book your fall airfare now, before these rock-bottom rates fly away.

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