For the next couple of days Southwest Airlines are offering 1 way tickets all over America at prices that start out cheaper than a tank of gas.

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When I say a tank of gas, I mean in my full sized pick up truck. Good Lord, it takes a lot of gas to fill up Ole Bessy.

From Grand Rapids, MI

$49 to Chicago (Midway), IL
$99 to Baltimore/Washington, MD
to Ft. Myers, FL
to Tampa, FL
$129 to Denver, CO

Now, the travel dates are limited, so you won't be flying on the cheap to Tampa for Christmas or New Years ....

You can pick up tickets for travel from November 30 through December 20 and from January 4 through February 15. Flights on Fridays and Sundays are excluded.

The Southwest blockbuster sale ends on Thursday at 11:59pm.

But hey, if you're just wanting to get out of town and spend some vacation time to explore the nation's capital, or make like a snow bird and fly to Florida on January 31st this is your chance to do so without breaking the bank. Or bypassing all of the Chicago traffic? Totally worth the $49 to get there. Come on! You'd pay more to park there!

Now, you won't get priority boarding with the cheaper fares, but who cares? Even a 'bad' flight is better than a 20 hour road trip. I tell my wife any time we're on a flight and it gets bumpy or we don't have enough leg room or arm room, "We're sitting in a magical chair, that's taking us across the nation in hours! 100 years ago people couldn't fathom doing what we're doing right now."

Anyway, sale wraps up soon. You better jump on it if you want to get out of town. The sale ends Thursday, October 6 at 11:59 p.m.