If the cost of air travel has you grounded you might be interested in AirTran's 48 hour sale.
The airline has put tickets from RDU to Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington on sale until 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Travel from RDU to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will cost you $74 one way. Meanwhile a flight from RDU to Atlanta is $53 one way.
Travel is valid from Dec. 1 through Feb. 9.
The sale comes as airline prices have been steadily increasing. Holiday air fares are expected to be 7 percent to 18 percent higher this season over last. Of course, AirTran's sale will not help you there. The cheaper fares are blacked out around the holidays.
The tickets to Atlanta are good on nonstop flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Blackout dates are Dec. 17 through Jan. 4.
The tickets to Baltimore/Washington are good for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Blackout dates for those flights are Dec. 20, 2010 through Jan. 3.
You can buy the tickets online at airtran.com or by calling 1-800-247-8726.