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 Feb. 6-12.

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

Chicago $159

AA, WN, US

Minneapolis $219

NW, SY

Denver $284

F9, UA

Dallas $245

AA

Houston $190

WN

Atlanta $133

FL, DL, US

Kansas City $199

WN

Miami $209

US

Orlando $161

DL, WN, US

New York $109

US

Boston $129

US

MexicoCity $402

CO, UA

Toronto $178

AC, US

Rio de Janeiro $867

AA, CO

Paris $337

AF

London $324

VS

Frankfurt $288

UA

Tokyo $1,161

NH, AA, UA

Airlines

AA American

AC Air Canada

AF Air France

CO Continental

DL Delta

F9 Frontier

FL Air Trans

HP America West

NH All Nippon

NW Northwest

SY Sun Country

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.