Both Southwest and JetBlue are having sales with flights starting at $69 and $49 respectively. I checked around some flights on Southwest specifically and saw direct flights from the Northeast to Ft. Lauderdale for the $69 rate. While most of these good deal flights are for Tuesdays and Wednesdays it is still worth a shot. I was actually able to get some Southwest points back for speculative reservations I made as the fare had decreased.
It is worth taking a look to see if any flights you’ve been watching have gone down in price, or any already existing reservations have decreased. With both airlines you can get a credit back for the difference.
Anyone able to grab any good deals?