Heading home for the holidays is no picnic -- especially when you factor
in the high price of airfares. But with the help of these discount airlines,
you can see your family and save a few bucks.
This Orlando-based airline offers 270 daily departures to cities in the East and Midwest
from its Atlanta hub. Sign up to receive e-mails about weekly internet specials.
As the largest low-cost carrier in the United States, US Airways offers flights to about 240
destinations in the U.S., the Caribbean and several routes in Europe. For domestic getaways,
check out the e-Saver,
which shows flights within the United States usually for less than $100.
This Queens, New York-based airline serves more than 50 destinations in the United States,
Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Travel deals
are posted for flights, cruises, vacations, hotels and cars.
This Denver-based airline, which opened in 1994, offers low fares to over 50 destinations
across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Weekend Web fares are typically posted Tuesday
evenings for the upcoming weekend.
Southwest Airlines. In only 28 years,
Since its founding in 1971, Southwest has become the largest major airline in America. The
airline serves 64 destinations in 32 states but manages to keep fares low. Don't miss the
internet promotions. (Example: Fly from L.A. to Chicago for $198 roundtrip.) In some
instances, travelers can fly for as low as $49 each way.