Airfare deals to Hawaii, Vegas, NYC, and more

I can't say enough good things about Virgin America, namely it's successfully pressuring United, Southwest, and other airlines to reduce air fares. (VA also has free in-flight WiFi thru Jan. 15.)

Below are some sample one-way fares. If you are traveling from N.Y., L.A., S.F., Las Vegas, Seattle, or Ft. Lauderdale, check Virgin America first. If your home airport is not one of these airports, check Southwest first. If you are looking for a vacation, check United first.