This chart shows low fares from the Washington area to popular destin-ations. It is designed to illustrate low fares; they sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Do not call The Washington Post about these fares; call airlines indicated by the letter codes, or a travel agent, to book a flight.

Please also note the following. The fares we publish are:

1 for non-stop or direct flights, except for markets served only by connecting flights (flights with connections are often cheaper);

2 for flights departing from at least one area airport -- Baltimore/Washington International, Reagan National and Dulles International -- but not necessarily all three;

3 for seats that often carry restrictions, such as Saturday night stays, significant advance purchase requirements and midweek departures; and

4 for departures the week of Nov. 21-27.

Requesting other conditions, including a specific departure airport, or a certain time or date, may result in a higher price quote.

Though we verified with the airlines that seats with these fares were available on Thursday afternoon when the Travel section went to press, they may not be available when you call the airlines.

Seattle $213

US

Las Vegas $209

HP

San Francisco $210

HP

Los Angeles $234

US

Phoenix $211

HP

Minneapolis $189

NW, SY

Denver $361

F9, UA

Kansas City $209

WN

Dallas $241

AA

Chicago $129

WN, US

Boston $129

US

New York $109

AA, DL, TW, UA, US

Orlando $129

WN, US

Miami $149

AA, US

Atlanta $129

FL, DL, UA, US

Toronto $185

AC, US

MexicoCity $398

CO, UA

Rio de Janeiro $865

AA, CO, UA

Paris $447

AF

London $454

VS

Frankfurt $414

LH

Tokyo $1,160

NH, AA, UA

Airlines

AA American

AC Air Canada

AF Air France

CO Continental

DL Delta

FL AirTran

F9 Frontier

HP America West

LH Lufthansa

NH All Nippon

NW Northwest

SY Sun Country

TW TWA

UA United

US US Airways

VS Virgin Atlantic

WN Southwest

Airlines constantly update fares and adjust the number of seats available at a given fare. Certain airport taxes and surcharges are not included in the price quotes. For a primer on using the Internet to find low fares, go to www.washingtonpost.com/travel, and look in the Travel Toolbox for air fare bargains.

SOURCES: Internet travel services and airlines.