Round trip flights across the globe for as little as $200

Nothing clears up the polar vortex blues like a $200 round trip flight to San Francisco or a $400 round trip flight to Hawaii. Want more of that kind of cure? Check out these flight deals.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa/AP/File
Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. The best travel deals of the week include a round trip flight to these Pacific islands.

Your cruise leaves from Miami, but you live in Los Angeles. You found the perfect hotel in Dubai, but you're stuck in Chicago. Sometimes the only thing standing between you and your dream vacation is the distance. With that in mind, we've rounded up the week's best airfare sales from airlines like Delta, United, and Qatar Airways.

  1. Delta Airlines Roundtrip Nationwide Flights
    Vendor: ShermansTravel
    Price: From $200
    Lowest By: $11
    Expires: January 23

    Is It Worth It?: Getting from one side of the U.S. to the other can easily eat up all your vacation days if you travel by land, so your best option for a stateside vaycay is to grab a flight from this Delta Airlines fare sale. With roundtrip flights starting at $200, you can fly at the the non-weekend base rate we've seen from Delta recently. Choose from destinations like Tampa, New York, San Francisco, and more.

    Click on "Delta.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from Las Vegas, NV, (LAS) to Salt Lake City, UT, (SLC) on February 10; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Book this travel deal by January 23 for travel January 30 through June 11.

  2. United Airlines Roundtrip Flights to Hawaii
    Vendor: ShermansTravel
    Price: From $399.40
    Lowest By: $3
    Expires: January 31

    Is It Worth It?: There's no need to be landlocked if your sights are set on the Aloha State; this United Airlines fare sale can get your Hawaiian vacation started for as little as $399. We haven't seen United fares to Hawaii that low since last February. All you have to do is pick an island, and you'll be soaking up the sun in no time.

    Click on "United.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from Portland, OR, (PDX) to Honolulu, HI, (HNL) on February 27; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by January 31 for travel through early March.

  3. United Airlines Roundtrip Flights to Asia
    Vendor: ShermansTravel
    Price: From $706.40
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: January 31

    Is It Worth It?: If you're sick of eating the Americanized versions of your favorite Asian dishes, then you need to check out this airfare sale from United Airlines. Whether you're dying to grab some traditional dumplings in Beijing or longing to have real sushi in Tokyo, roundtrip flights to Asia start at just $706. That's tied as the second-best rate we've seen from United on trips to these destinations.

    Click on "United.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; discounted rates are shown at checkout. This price is valid on flights departing from Chicago, IL, (ORD) to Beijing, China, (PEK) on February 23; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by January 31 for travel February 1 through March 31.

  4. Etihad Airways Roundtrip Flights to the United Arab Emirates
    Vendor: Travelzoo
    Price: From $944.70
    Lowest By: $7
    Expires: January 24

    Is It Worth It?: Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a unique vacation destination. Experience this cultural epicenter of the Middle East for yourself by taking advantage of this Editors' Choice fare sale from Etihad Airways. Roundtrip flights to Abu Dhabi start at $945, which is the lowest rate we've seen for direct flights to the United Arab Emirates on Etihad in the past 12 months. If you're not familiar with this airline, Etihad has been named the "World's Leading Airline" by the World Travel Awards for the past five years in a row.

    Click on "$939 & up — NYC, DC & Chicago Nonstop to Abu Dhabi" to see this deal; it's the top offer on the page. This price is valid on flights departing from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, (AUH) on January 21; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by January 24 for travel through March 31.

  5. Qatar Airways Roundtrip International Flights
    Vendor: ShermansTravel
    Price: From $764.30
    Lowest By: $758
    Expires: January 23

    Is It Worth It?: Should your vacation plans extend to even more exotic locales, this Editors' Choice airfare sale from Qatar Airways will help you find your way. With international roundtrip fares to destinations in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa starting at $764, these are the best rates we've seen from Qatar Airways in over two years. Plus, Qatar Airways was recently named "Best Airline in the World for International Travel" by Business Traveler USA magazine.

    Click on "QatarAirways.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from Philadelphia, PA, (PHL) to Manila, Philippines, (CRK) on April 14; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Additional fees may apply. Book this travel deal by January 23 for travel through December 17.

Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/best-travel-deals/

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to CSMonitor.com.