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These sales include flights to warm destinations like Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Perfect for a quick winter getaway!
I found flights from Atlanta to Orlando departing January 10, 2017, and returning January 14, 2017, for ~$47 round-trip on Frontier Airlines.
And flights from Newark to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, leaving January 25, 2017, and returning January 31, 2017, for ~$361 round-trip.
You must book the Frontier Airlines sale fares by TODAY, January 4, 2017, the JetBlue sale fares by January 5, 2017, and the Southwest sale fares by January 26, 2017. Plus, blackout dates apply to certain routes.
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
How to Book It
Link: Southwest Sale
Link: JetBlue Sale
Link: Frontier Airlines Sale
You must book Frontier Airlines’ sale fares by today, January 4, 2017, for flights between January 7, 2017, and February 8, 2017 (with some exceptions).
JetBlue’s sale is valid through January 5, 2017, for Monday through Thursday and Saturday travel between January 17, 2017, and March 8, 2017. With blackout dates between February 17, 2017, and February 26, 2017 (including a few exceptions).
And Southwest’s sale fares are valid for flights from January 24, 2017, through May 24, 2017, for domestic flights (with an exception for San Juan, Puerto Rico). And January 24, 2017, through March 2, 2017, AND March 29, 2017, through May 19, 2017, for international flights. But you must book by January 26, 2017.
Frontier Airlines Tips
Frontier Airlines charges extra fees for checked bags, carry-on bags that go in the overhead bin, and more.
These fees can add up quick and take away from your savings. So do the math to make sure this is a good deal for you!
Folks with the JetBlue Plus Card from Barclaycard or JetBlue Business Card from Barclaycard get a free first checked bag for the cardholder and up to 3 companions on the same reservation when you use your card to pay for your ticket.
Keep in mind you have 24 hours to cancel a reservation if the flight is at least 7 days away. So, you can take advantage of these extremely cheap fares and finalize plans later.
In addition to the savings, there are lots of other benefits to flying Southwest including:
- Cancel Without Penalty – You can always book now and cancel later. On award flights the points and taxes will be refunded. And if you book a paid flight, as long as you cancel within 10 minutes before your flight, you’ll get a credit towards another Southwest flight (good for 1 year)
- Change Without Fees – If your plans change, you can make adjustments to your flight for free. However, if your new flight costs more, you’ll have to pay the difference.
- 2 Checked Bags for Free – Every passenger gets 2 free checked bags. This saves you ~$25 per bag.
- Bring Someone Along for the Ride for Free – With the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for free for up to 2 years! This is an amazing deal and it’s the reason why Emily and I fly Southwest almost exclusively on domestic flights. You can earn the Companion Pass in 8 easy steps!
Remember, the price of award tickets on JetBlue and Southwest are tied to the cost of a paid flight. So when fares go on sale, award prices go down too.
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.