Using a special discount booking code this week, you can fly north or south at 50 percent off on Direct Air this autumn and winter.
Direct Air's niche is flying routes that connect B-list airports in the Northeast and Midwest like Kalamazoo, Mich., Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Allentown, Pa., with gateways in the Southeast including Myrtle Beach, S.C., Orlando-Sanford, Fla., and Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, Fla.
At a quick glance, most Direct Air flights are normally priced at $129 each way, before adding on airport taxes. With the half-off discount (and with all taxes included), we were able to find round-trip fares that total around $165 on such routes as Newark, N.J., to Myrtle Beach, Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda to Worcester, Mass., and Orlando-Sanford to Kalamazoo.
Bookings must be made by August 30, and you must plug in the promotion code 249GX3 to get the 50 percent discount. For reservations, go to VisitDirectAir.com.
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