Though COVID-19 remains an active threat , many Americans are ready to get back on the road. With airlines implementing a variety of procedures designed to keep travelers safe throughout their journey, air travel is no longer something that needs to be avoided entirely. The College Points continues to advocate for social distancing policies as well as for mask requirements. Additionally, The College Points recognizes that many readers may not feel comfortable traveling at the moment. Nevertheless, for readers that are ready to hit the road/sky, we’re ready to share the latest deals.
Hoping to encourage travelers to return to the skies, most US airlines are discounting fares across the country. It’s not just the ultra-low-cost carriers like Spirit that are offering extremely low fares, American, Alaska, and Delta are also greatly discounting fares. One-way domestic flights are currently available starting at just $14 one-way. Here are just a few of the deals travelers can book through the end of the year.
When you’re ready to book a flight, we recommend booking with your airline. Booking directly with the airline operating your desired flights allows travelers to easily manage their itineraries. Additionally, given the unpredictable state of air travel, booking with airline typically allows travelers to make changes or cancel their itinerary quicker than when booking with third-party websites. However, some deals may only be available through online travel agencies (OTAs). Online travel agencies include Expedia, Orbitz, and CheapoAir. Should your desired itinerary be available exclusively through an OTA, we recommend only booking with reputable OTAs. Finally, to ensure you are receiving the best deal, Google Flights allows travelers to determine whether or not the flight they are booking is reasonably priced. Google Flights offers a number of other tools when searching for flights.
Departure Cities: Numerous US Cities
Arrival Cities: Numerous US Cities
Price: from $14 One-Way
Dates: July – December 2020
Airline(s): Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, CapeAir, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, Spirit, United
Trip Duration: 1+ Days
As previously noted, cheap domestic flights are pretty widespread. While cheap flights are not uncommon in major markets like Los Angles Denver, Miami, or Chicago, deals are available in secondary markets as well. The College Points combed through hundreds of flights. Some of the best deals we found are higlighted below.
Orlando (MCO) to New York City (EWR) | $14 One-Way | August - October | Frontier ($11 w/ Den Deals)
Atlanta (ATL) to New York City (EWR) | $14 One-Way | August - October | Frontier | Book It ($11 w/ Den Deals)
Los Angeles (LAX) to Nashville (BNA) | $18 One-Way | July - October | Spirit | Book It
Baltimore (BWI) to Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) | $25 One-Way | July - October | American
Tampa (TPA) to Chicago (ORD) | $26 One-Way | July - October | American
Minneapolis/St.Paul (MSP) to Los Angeles (LAX) | $29 One-Way | July - October | Spirit
The Bottom Line
The College Points encourages travelers to take extreme caution when traveling. All travelers should work to practice social distancing, practice good hygiene, and wear a face mask or covering. If you decide to travel, there has never been a better time to score cheap flights within the United States. Flights start at $14 one-way or just $11 one-way if you’re a member of Frontier’s Den Deals. Though tempting, make sure to check to see if there are any travel restrictions or advisories for your destination.
Stay safe when you travel. Consult the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) dedicated page for travelers. Be sure to adhere to all published guidelines communicated by airlines and local officials.