Last-minute flights: Oct. 26

When people think weekend getaway, they usually think something close to home – or at least in the same country. United/Continental and American would like to broaden your horizons a bit. To that end, two back-to-back international weekend sales:

Book and buy United/Continental by Friday, Oct. 28 and a hemisphere of savings opens up. Depart Friday any time after 7 p.m., or all day Saturday Oct. 29. Return home Monday Oct. 31 or Tuesday Nov. 1. These are round-trip rates. Taxes and fees are not included:

  • Chicago flights to Edmonton are $314.
  • Chicago flights to Montreal are $230.
  • Cleveland flights to Montreal are $139.
  • Denver flights to Regina are $230.
  • Denver flights to Vancouver are $338.
  • Houston flights to Bogotá are $649.
  • Houston flights to Calgary are $299.
  • Houston flights to San Pedro Sula are $399.
  • Houston flights to Panama City, Panama are $469.
  • Houston flights to Vancouver are $299.

American Airlines has its own international sale the following weekend. Purchase your tickets no later than Sunday Oct. 30, this for flights departing anytime Tuesday Nov. 1 through Friday Nov. 4, and returning home Monday Nov. 7 or Tuesday Nov. 8. These fares are each way, but you’ve got to make a round-trip purchase to get them.

  • Hartford flights to San Juan are $109.
  • Miami flights to St. Croix are $170.
  • Chicago flights to Mexico City are $241.
  • Boston flights to London are $250.
  • New York flights to London are $250.
  • Raleigh/Durham flights to London are $265.
  • Chicago flights to London are $296.
  • New York flights to Zurich are $302.

What’s your favorite foreign weekend retreat? Tell us.

Story by Jerry Chandler

(Image: James)