Fly to West Palm Beach for $57 each way

Wrap up some sunshine this holiday season and surprise a special loved one or friend with the gift of time together in sunny Florida.

Through midnight, Thursday, AirTran is offering a one-way rate of $57 to West Palm Beach on travel started on or after Jan. 5 and finished on or before Feb. 15. This rates are valid seven days a week, based on availability. Taxes and fees are $10 additional, each way.

Both American and Delta price Miami at $59 each way on travel finished on or before March 16. This special rate is valid on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Travel on Monday and Thursday are $69 each way.

To qualify, give at least a ten day advance notice of travel. Several blackout dates apply: Dec. 18, 21-23, 25-30; Jan. 1-3; Feb. 18, 19, 21, 26; March 5, 12.

Hurry to purchase tickets as the Miami offer does not have a ticket-by date.

Sale fares listed here are subject to change. Every seat on every flight is not offered at the lowest rate. Since only a limited supply of seats is available, act quickly to make your purchase. I recommend starting the search for available seats at vs. calling an airline directly. You can also search for the sale at travel Web sites such as Expedia or Travelocity, etc. Airlines can discontinue or pull a sale price without notice when the offer is deemed "sold out," or when that rate does not have a "ticket-by" date.

Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.