If you’re thinking of taking a little vacation in the New Year or visiting family, now’s the time to book those flights: Several airlines are offering domestic flights for as little as $87.
You can fly to virtually any region in the US with this deal; the discounts apply primarily to journeys that take place from December 2022 to February 2023, but public holidays are excluded.
These prices are set to last for just a few days, so be sure to book your flights soon.
Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Avelo Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
Routes: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Tampa and other cities scattered across the United States
How to order: Find your ideal dates through Google Flights, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Usually from December to February; public holidays are excluded.
Order by: The next two or three days.
Scott’s Cheap Flights found this deal. The site’s Premium membership offers discounts of up to 90% at $49 a year. The Premium membership also includes a 14-day free trial. Or sign up for the Elite membership for premium, business and first class offers.
Example of flights
One of the great things about this deal is that you can fly almost anywhere in the US – there are even some routes to Hawaii. While there aren’t as many options on the West Coast, you can still fly to cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Here are some highlights:
- Southwest: Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Nashville International Airport (BNA), from $87.
- Avelo: Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) to Midway International Airport (MDW), from $117.
- Participate: MDW to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), from $138.
- JetBlue: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), from $138.
- American: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to DFW, from $138.
- Participate: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to BNA, from $158.
- United: Denver International Airport (DEN) to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), from $169.
We recommend using Google Flights to find the best dates and then book your flights directly on the airline’s website; airlines are more reliable in case your flight is delayed, canceled or has a booking change.
For a Feb. 1 trip to Dallas, Google Flights shows a JetBlue flight at 20.40 departing from JFK as the one with the lowest price. Delta and American also offer slightly more expensive flights to Dallas, both priced at $146.
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If you decide to return to New York a week later, this 06:35 JetBlue flight from Dallas will keep the price the same. Although this return flight is early, the other options available increase the round-trip price to $217.
All prices in this set of discounts are for basic economy, which may be restrictive. JetBlue’s Blue Basic option, for example, does not allow passengers to bring carry-on luggage and only offers seat selection for an additional fee. Despite the limitations that come with basic economy, it can be a good option for shorter flights (a flight from New York to Dallas is anywhere between three and four hours).
Seats for a round-trip JetBlue flight between New York and Dallas can cost anywhere from $10 to $79; the more expensive seats offer more legroom and early access to overhead bin space.
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The bottom line
With several airlines offering cheap domestic flights at the end of the year, there couldn’t be a better time to plan a short trip to visit family or explore a new city.
While all of these discounts are for basic economy, which comes with some limitations, it can be a very convenient option for many of the shorter domestic flights in this deal.