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 Feb. 13-19.

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.

Los Angeles $209

US

San Francisco $206

US

Seattle $214

US

Las Vegas $209

HP, WN

Phoenix $209

HP

Dallas $265

AA, UA

Denver $284

F9

Minneapolis $229

NW, SY

Miami $209

US

Atlanta $133

FL, US

Kansas City $209

YX, US, WN

Chicago $159

WN, US

Boston $129

US

New York

$109

TW, US

Orlando $186

WN

Miami $209

US

Toronto $285

AC, US

MexicoCity $402

CO, UA

Rio de Janeiro $867

AA, CO

Paris $337

AF

London $325

BA, VS

Frankfurt $268

UA

Tokyo $1,161

NH, AA, UA

Airlines

AA American

AC Air Canada

AF Air France

BA British Airways

CO Continental

FL AirTran

F9 Frontier

HP America West

NH All Nippon

NW Northwest

SY Sun Country

TW TWA

UA United

US US Airways

VS Virgin Atlantic

WN Southwest

YX Midwest Express

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.