Longer-than-Usual Airline Sales Kick Off Spring Break Travel

Good news for weekend shoppers looking to save money: Several airlines launched unusually long sales this week and many are good for travel through May. Normally, such sales disappear within 48 hours (or less) but several current deals don’t expire until late next week.

Note: Because many of these sales include weeks traditionally devoted to Spring Break trips, you may see a lot of blackout dates. If you can fly midweek (even for one direction of travel), you’ll probably save money.

Weekend Getaway Deals

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  • American: Deals for this weekend, next weekend – from $92 roundtrip
  • US Airways: Deals for this weekend from $210 roundtrip

U.S. Domestic Sales

  • Alaska: Deals for spring, summer and fall from $49 one-way
  • American: Spring deals from $130 roundtrip
  • JetBlue: March and April deals from $59 one-way
  • Southwest: Winter and spring deals from $69 one-way
  • United: Spring deals from $69 one-way

International Deals

  • AirTran: Spring deals to Mexico and the Caribbean
  • Qantas: Deals for travelers in the U.S. and Australia
  • United: Spring deals to Europe starting from under $800 roundtrip
  • US Airways: Deals to Barcelona and Lisbon from $850 roundtrip

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Published: February 21, 2014