There is tons of variety in this week’s edition of top flight deals, whether you are looking for a European jaunt, a relaxing beach escape or a big city getaway. In a nutshell, today is a great day to book a flight for your next vacation, with some flights even valid over Thanksgiving.

Cheap Flights to Istanbul

Istanbul Today’s Top Flight Deals for June 20: Istanbul, South Florida & More

Istanbul, Turkey

Though we discovered the New York City to Istanbul fare a few weeks ago, it has since returned, prompting our experts to investigate further. We uncovered more hot flight deals that allow travelers to spend Thanksgiving eating turkey in Istanbul, Turkey. These fall flights, available from October-December, are easily half the price of summer fares:

This sale ends Thursday, June 21, so book ASAP.

For more information about things to do in Istanbul, here is what we published in an earlier post:

Istanbul’s history dates back to about 660 BC, which means there are tons of ancient buildings and mosques to explore. It also served as a capital for both the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire. Don’t miss the following historical structures:

  • Hagia Sophia – Dedicated in 360 AD as a church, the Hagia Sophia later became a mosque. Since 1943, it has served as a museum. The main draw of this spectacular structure is the grand dome. Its unique design is said to have changed the course of architectural history. Fun fact – the Hagia Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world for about 1,000 years, until the Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.
  • Topkapi Palace – Residence of the Ottoman emperors for about 400 years, it was eventually converted to a museum. Along the way, each emperor added to the palace, making it a maze of buildings from different eras. Take a close look at the trees in the courtyards, as many of their barks are hollowed out due to a fungus.
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque (or Blue Mosque) – Many consider this mosque to be the most picturesque of all the sights in Istanbul. Known for its interior blue tiled walls, it was completed in 1616 and adorned with six minarets (towers).

Fort Lauderdale Fares on Sale

Don’t let the heat stop you from visiting South Florida this summer, as it’s just about as hot in the Northeast today. The following fares to Fort Lauderdale are up to $150 off current prices to Miami International Airport. Keep in mind, Miami Beach is less than 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, making this the most cost-effective way to get there.

Travel dates vary by route, but all fares have wide availability for four out of the next six months:

Other Favorite Deals this Week

Here are the rest of the best, hand-picked for you by our team of fare experts:

Note: All of the above deals are available in the opposite direction, so make sure to search.

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Matt is an airfare deal hunter, whose amazing finds have been published in AM New York and NYTimes.com. He currently calls New York City home, but frequents Europe and the Middle East. His travels last year took him to Stockholm for $150 and Barcelona for $250 roundtrip, including taxes.

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