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Best Airfare Deals: Southwest 1-Way From $59, RT to Asia From $845

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Christmas is finally here! Which means so are your in-laws, neighbors, and possibly a final push of holiday shopping and parties. Maybe you need a getaway in the New Year to help you, well, get away from all the stresses the end of the year brings? Fortunately, now is a great time to scoop up great deals on airfare. We've seen domestic one-way fares for as little as $48, and roundtrip from $186. These and more are in this week's best travel deals.

  1. Alaska Airlines1-Way Fares to Hawaii
    Vendor: Alaska Airlines via ShermansTravel
    Price: From $178.80
    Lowest By: $9
    Expires: December 31

    Is It Worth It?: What could be better to escape the post-holiday winter blues than a trip to Hawaii? Click on Alaska Airlines in the top line to see this price. This price is valid on flights departing from Salt Jose, CA, (SJC) with arrival in Maui, HI, (OGG) on January 6, 2015. Book this travel deal by December 31 for travel in January 2015.

  2. DeltaRoundtrip Domestic Fares
    Vendor: Delta Airlines via DealBase
    Price: From $186.20
    Lowest By: $41
    Expires: December 29

    Is It Worth It?: Equally warm and sunny, but more even more budget friendly, is beautiful Miami; turn up the heat without going over an ocean to do it. Click on "Delta.com" in the top line to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from New York, NY, (LGA) with arrival in Miami, FL, (MIA) on January 20, 2015 with return on January 26, 2015; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Book this travel deal by December 29 for travel January 7, 2015 through February 28, 2015.

    Other notable fares include Atlanta (ATL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from $208.20, Detroit (DTW) to New York (JFK) from $216.20, and Seattle (SEA) to Salt Lake City (SLC) from $196.20. See all available weekend Delta fares.

  3. Cathay PacificRoundtrip Flights to Asia
    Vendor: Cathay Pacific via DealBase
    Price: From $845.08
    Lowest By: $100
    Expires: December 31

    Is It Worth It?: For the international adventureres, Cathay Pacific is offering roundtrip flights to Asia. And don't let the near-$1000 prices deter you; many of these are very affordable destinations once there. Click on the "cathaypacific.com" in the top line to book this deal; all taxes are included. We found this price for a non-stop flight departing from San Francisco, CA, (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) on March 4, 2015 with return on March 10, 2015; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Book this travel deal by December 31 for select travel from January 1, 2015 through May 23, 2015.

    Other notable fares include Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) from $845.08, Newark (EWR) to Manila (MNL) from $872.20, and Chicago (ORD) to Bangkok (BKK) from $958.43. See all available Cathay Pacific fares.

  4. Virgin America 1-Way Domestic Fares
    Vendor: Virgin America
    Price: From $48.10
    Lowest By: $186
    Expires: December 31

    Is It Worth It?: If you don't care exactly where you're going and are just looking for a deal, this offers the lowest price on a domestic flight in our roundup this week. This price is valid on flights from Dallas, TX, (DAL) with arrival in Washington D.C. (DCA) on January 13, 2015. Book this travel deal by December 31 for travel on select dates from January 13, 2015 through March 4, 2015.

    Other notable fares include Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO) from $58.10, Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) from $67.10, and Las Vegas (LAS) to Los Angeles (LAX) from $68.10. See all available Virgin America fares.

  5. Southwest1-Way Domestic Fares
    Vendor: Southwest Airlines via DealBase
    Price: From $58.60
    Lowest By: $75
    Expires: December 25

    Is It Worth It?: Getting slightly edged out by the above domestic fares, this offer from Southwest is still a great deal — and remember, Southwest is one of the last major carriers to allow up to two checked bags for free. Click on "Southwest Airlines" in the top line to see this sale. This price is valid on flights departing from Ontario, CA, (ONT) with arrival in Sacramento CA, (SMF) on January 11, 2015. Book this travel deal by December 25 for travel from December 30, 2014 through June 4, 2015.

    Other fares include Las Vegas (LAS) to San Diego (SAN) from $68.10, Atlanta (ATL) to New Orleans (MSY) from $94.10, and Newark (EWR) to Chicago (MDW) from $111.10. See all available Southwest Airlines fares.

Features Editor

Originally from the Hudson Valley, Ben now lives in Brooklyn. He has an English degree from Harvard, and loves movies, theater, and cooking. You can follow him on Twitter at @BenDealNews and @BKGlaser.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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