Southwest Airlines is having a flight sale and you can get fares as low as $42

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Attention travelers, there’s a major flight sale happening at Southwest Airlines right now with some one-way fares as low as $42.

Hurry, though. To get in on this deal, you’ll need to book your flights no later than Thursday, Aug. 24.

You’ll want to get aboard this deal, stat. Not only can you get one-way domestic fares for cheaper than you could fill up the gas tank of your SUV, but the fare sale also includes some international destinations, like Belize City, Belize and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Fall break, anyone?

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Here’s a few things you need to know about this epic flight sale:

  • A two-week advance purchase is required (sorry, you can’t snag one of these deals and hop on a plane today.)
  • There are some blackout dates that apply around peak travel days
  • The flight sale is valid on travel within the continental United States from 9/5/2017- 2/14/2018. It’s valid on international travel between 9/12/2017 and 12/13/2017 as well as 1/9/2018-3/1/2018. Travel to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid from 9/6/2017-12/7/2017 and 1/16/2018-3/1/2018.

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Here are a few examples of the stellar one-way deals:

Atlanta to Chicago, $42

Baltimore to Houston, $50

Belize City to Ft. Lauderdale, $135

Boise to Spokane, $52

Boston to Atlanta, $58

Burbank to Salt Lake City, $57

Cabo San Lucas to Los Angeles, $106

Denver to Las Vegas, $42

Havana, Cuba to Tampa, $95

Milwaukee to Cleveland, $49

New Orleans to Atlanta, $49

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Ft. Lauderdale, $144

Seattle to Denver, $69

You can find a full list of the flight deals here.

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Inspired to book a flight? Check out one of these budget-friendly vacation spots or start planning a memorable girls’ trip to one of these remarkable resorts.

But Southwest isn’t the only airline rolling out deals this week. JetBlue is offering 50 percent off vacation packages to Bermuda. The catch, though? You’ve got to fly from Boston or New York.

Caribbean Adventure for $589 Per Person

Groupon is also offering a pretty sweet travel deal right now.

It looks like this deal is going fast, so you’d better hurry if you’re interested. Groupon doesn’t say exactly when it will stop offering this deal, unfortunately.

Starting from $589 a person, you can get five-night, all inclusive trip to the Dominican Republic, including airfare. The rate is based on double occupancy, and you’ll be staying at the Viva Wyndham V Heavens, a luxury adults-only resort on Playa Dorada, a beach on the northern end of the island.

The resort has a 4-star rating on TripAdvisor with over 1,000 reviews.

Wyndham Hotels

The deal offers travel from several departure cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

The cheapest departure location is Fort Lauderdale, starting at $589, while the most expensive are Buffalo and Charlotte, which will set you back $729. Still a pretty good deal!

Your all-inclusive stay includes a standard king room, all meals, unlimited cocktails, beverages and wine, daily activities and nightly entertainment.

The resort features seven restaurants in which reservations are not required, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a spa and a fitness center.

If you’re not the type who can just lay on the beach all day (sorry, I can’t relate), then you’re in luck because the resort offers plenty of options to keep you busy, such as cooking classes, kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball, yoga and Pilates.

Wyndham Hotels

If you want to explore the local area, there are some nearby attractions that seem worth checking out.

You can hike up the Damajaqua Waterfalls, which travelers note on TripAdvisor involves a long climb but is worth the trip. At Ocean World Adventure Park, you can swim with the dolphins and also see sea lions, sharks, stingrays and exotic tropical birds. See some beautiful stained glass at the Cathedral San Felipe. If you’re looking to bring home some souvenirs, you can find many retail outlets at the La Sirena.

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