This chart shows low round-trip fares from the Washington area to popular destinations. 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 Jan. 2-8.

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 $214

US

San Francisco $301

US

Las Vegas $304

HP

Los Angeles $214

WN, NW

Phoenix $194

DL

Dallas $209

AA

Denver $319

F9

Kansas City $209

WN

Atlanta $129

FL, DL, US

Miami $181

US

Orlando $131

WN, US

New York $104

AA, DL, US

Boston $123

US

Toronto $188

AC

MexicoCity $515

DL

Rio de Janeiro $865

CO

Paris $505

AF

London $463

UA

Frankfurt $591

LH

Tokyo $1,160

UA

Airlines

AA American

AC Air Canada

AF Air France

CO Continental

DL Delta

FL AirTran

F9 Frontier

HP America West

LH Lufthansa

NW Northwest

SY Sun Country

UA United

US US Airways

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.