There was plenty of evidence in yesterday’s edition of Hump Day Fare Hacks that flights to Europe are staggeringly cheap right now. Equally exciting is that there are a (comparatively speaking) large number of Boston-originating domestic flights that are going for far less than usual. The craziest part of that is that – while low-cost carriers are present on this spontaneously-created list – they make up less than half of the options, meaning that legacy carriers (namely American) are offering flights for cheaper than ever before. If that’s any sign of what’s to come, that’s good news for us travelers!
Note 1: All of these fares were found through Google Flights. There are even more sub-$100 destinations if you are fine with layovers, including Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando.
Note 2: I hesitated listing Spirit Airlines flights, as – in addition to charging for pretty much everything except a seat and personal item – my plane has been delayed coming back both times I’ve flown them. However, they do offer some exceptional deals, and if you know what you’re getting into, the low price may well be worth it, although I will say that I consider jetBlue to have similarly low prices and far superior service.
Baltimore – Southwest Airlines – $82
Chicago (O’Hare) – American Airlines and United Airlines – $87
Cleveland – Spirit Airlines – $69
Dallas-Ft. Worth – American Airlines – $87
Detroit – Spirit Airlines – $79
New York JFK – American Airlines – $69
New York LaGuardia – American Airlines and jetBlue – $97
Washington (National) – American Airlines – $69
West Palm Beach – Spirit Airlines $89