August 23rd is known as "Cheap Flight Day" and El Paso travelers can take advantage of lower fares from then through Thanksgiving,

Southwest and United are already offering one-way fares of $49 and $59 dollars on some flights and there are some pretty sweet trans-Atlantic deals out there too! Here's more from Yahoo.com:

  • When: August 23. While there can be some slight differences among airlines, this is generally the day fares drop on most routes.
  • Why: According to the airline calendar, August 23 marks the start of the fall travel season because a lot of kids are back in school and demand for leisure travel drops significantly. The airlines know when we want to fly (and when we don’t) and price fares accordingly.
  • How much: We've seen fares drop anywhere from about 10 to 20 percent (and more, sometimes), depending on departure and destination cities.
  • Cheapest days: Not all days of the week are equal. As a general rule, the cheapest days of the week to fly remain Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while the most expensive are often on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Where: The August 23 price-drop is good for both U.S. domestic fares and flights to Europe.
  • Booking: The usual rules for airfare shopping apply; book at least 30 days before you plan to take off.

These offers typically dry up by Thanksgiving so, hurry peeps!