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 the 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. 30-Feb. 5.

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 $206

UA, US

Las Vegas $209

HP, WN

Los Angeles $209

UA, US

Honolulu $618

CO, UA

Chicago $159

AA, WN, US, UA

Minneapolis $199

NW, SY

Denver $299

F9

Dallas $209

AA, DL, UA

Kansas City $199

WN

Boston $129

US

New York $82

UA

Atlanta $123

FL, DL, JI, US

Orlando $131

US

Miami $173

US

Toronto $181

AC, US

MexicoCity $402

CO, UA

London $322

BA

Paris $407

AF

Rio de Janeiro $867

AA, CO

Frankfurt $405

LH

Tokyo $1,162

NH, AA, UA

Airlines

AA American

AC Air Canada

AF Air France

BA British Airways

CO Continental

DL Delta

F9 Frontier

FL AirTran

HP America West

JI Midway

LH Lufthansa

NH All Nippon

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.