The annual rite of fall fare discounting has begun as airlines try to drum up business now that the busy summer travel season has come to an end. Although the deals are not record breakers, they do compare favorably to autumn airfare prices seen on the Deals Blog back in the late summer of 2008.
Deals from $39 One-Way
Check out some of the current offerings (and click on the links for more):
- JetBlue: Long Beach – Las Vegas, from $39 one-way
- Virgin America: San Francisco – Los Angeles, from $54 one-way
- American: Chicago – Dublin, from $369 one-way
Many of these deals are good for travel into early December, although Frontier Airlines has a new sale with flights into March making it perfect for skiers and snowboarders. However, holiday travelers will find these deals something of a challenge as many of the sales include blackout dates around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Fall Sales – More Days to Fly
That said, they do have one big advantage: unlike summer sales, which often limited travels to flying on either a Tuesday or Wednesday only, the current crop of deals allow flights on nearly every day of the week except Sunday.
A word of caution: not only do all these sales have strict start and end dates; they all include only a limited number of sale seats, and when those are gone, the sale is effectively over – so if you like what you see, book quickly.
If you miss these sales, don’t panic. Look for more cheap flights on Tuesday which is nearly always the best day to shop for airfare.