updated 10/8/2009 3:37:16 PM ET 2009-10-08T19:37:16

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Travel by: Select dates through winter

The deal
It's all too easy to put that exotic dream trip on hold, yet again — but now that the summer travel frenzy has faded, you'll find incredible savings on international flights. Plus, off-season adventures translate to fewer crowds, lower hotel rates, and an overall more authentic experience once you touch down — even places you've already visited can seem like uncharted territory. Treat yourself to an affordable and long-overdue vacation with this fresh batch of fall and winter fares to Europe and Asia, starting from just $163 each-way.

$325+: Fares to Scandinavia & more Europe on Icelandair (round-trip)
The deal: For a chance to gaze up at the awe-inspiring Northern Lights this winter, snag one of the low fares to Scandinavia (and more Europe) posted on Icelandair, starting from as little as $325 round-trip (working out to just $163 each way). The cheapest rates we found were to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, for travel in early December — fares turned up for $400 round-trip (with taxes and fees factored in).

Sample round-trip fares: Boston–Reykjavik: $325; NYC–Helsinki: $399; Seattle–Stockholm: $486; and more

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Travel by: Select dates through winter

The catch: These fares are subject to change at any time.

$410+: Fly bmi to UK, Ireland & more (round-trip)
The deal: UK-based discount carrier bmi has launched a jaw-dropping fare sale from seven U.S. departure cities to destinations in Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, and more, priced from $410 round-trip. Though sale fares were also posted to other international cities (like Cairo and Beirut), the real savings in this promotion are to be found on flights to European locales.

Sample round-trip fares: DC–Edinburgh: $410; Boston–Brussels: $469; Chicago–Glasgow: $464; and more

Book by: September 30

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Travel by: Select periods through March 25, 2010

The catch: Some blackout periods apply — including over the holidays.

$530+: Spain fares on Iberia (round-trip) – Taxes & fees included
The deal: There’s nothing like a little holiday in Spain to clear the mind — especially when the cost of your flight won’t cause any added stress. Iberia is offering low rates to Madrid, Barcelona, Pamplona, Ibiza, and more, starting from as little as $530 round-trip — and that’s with all taxes and fees included!

Sample round-trip fares: NYC–Madrid: $530; Boston–Barcelona: $533; Miami–Valencia: $610; and more

Book by: ASAP

Travel by: Through winter

The catch:  These fares are subject to change at any time.

$260+: Asia flights on Asiana Airlines (each way)
The deal: Take in the sights in popular Asian cities in Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and more, with these end-of-year flight bargains. The award-winning Asiana Airlines is offering low fall fares from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle starting from $260 (each way). 

Sample one-way fares: Seattle–Hanoi: $260; NYC–Beijing: $368; San Francisco–Hong Kong $310; and more

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Travel by: Select periods through December 7, 2009

The catch: You’ll have to travel within the next couple of months to enjoy these savings.

$737+: Qatar Airways India/Middle East fares from NYC (round-trip)
The deal: With the bulk of flight deals we see to Asia and the Middle East originating from West Coast cities, it’s a rare treat when we stumble across rates from New York to India for as little as $737 round-trip. What makes this offer even better is that Qatar Airways has already included taxes and fees in the quoted rates, so there won’t be any surprises — the price they display is the price you pay.

Sample round-trip fares from New York to: Delhi, India $737; Muscat, Oman $985; Dammam, Saudi Arabia $931; and more

Book by: September 30

Travel by: November 1–30

The catch: Travel is only valid throughout the month of November.

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