Cheap fares to warm places

florida beach

We could go for some sun and sand.

With the economy tanking and the price of fuel dropping, airlines have apparently decided now is a good time to start offering some sales.

And after looking out our window at all the snow and ice, we decided that now is a good time to go someplace warm.

So, what kind of deals could we turn up?

We didn't do an extensive survey -- we just picked a few warm places and searched for Tuesday-Tuesday fares a month out. Here's what we found this morning:

Southwest was offering a round trip flight between ALB and Tampa for as low as $178. West Palm wasn't so cheap, though, at $278 roundtrip.

Expedia turned up a roundtrip fare to Miami on US Airways for $228. Southwest was offering one combination that would you to nearby Ft. Lauderdale for $198.

Via Kayak, we found roundtrip fares to both Phoenix and Las Vegas for $239.

Southwest had a few roundtrip routes to Vegas for $198.

A couple of warm, alternative spots: Southwest was offering a roundtrip to Raleigh/Durham for $122 and to Austin for $184.

photo: Flickr user jking89


Kayak shows flights from ALB to Cancun for under $400 if you don't mind stops!

Let's not forget that Southwest just instituted NONSTOP flights to Fort Lauderdale! Get on a plane, 2½ hours later, you're in Florida. Can't beat it.

Look at those fares. Oh lordy lord, I need a vacation. That same chick at my new job who says "pacific" instead of "specific" is now telling me that if I have any questions, I should just "ax whoever is around". I'm debating whether or not to complain to HR, because workplace violence is a serious issue, and I don't feel comfortable being urged to "ax" anyone.

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