SmarterTravel is the best service I've found for monitoring last-minute airfare specials specific to Hartford's Bradley Airport. It's free to subscribe to their weekly last-minute airfare newsletter for Hartford. Each week, subscribers receive a round-up of last-minute travel opportunities from many of the airlines that fly to and from Bradley, including Continental, Delta, United and US Airways. While most airlines post airfare deals on their own Web sites and even offer last-minute airfare newsletters, SmarterTravel will save you time and help you easily compare available discounted fares.
Opt to receive SmarterTravel's last-minute airfare newsletter in text format, and you'll be able to quickly scan the list of cheap round-trip flights for the weekend ahead and beyond. For example, the Hartford last-minute airfare newsletter for the weekend of October 18-19, 2008 included a United flight to Pittsburgh priced at $150 round trip, a US Airways flight to Washington, DC for $166 round trip, and a United flight to Toronto for $224 round trip.
If you find a cheap airfare that is enticing, be sure to follow the links in the newsletter for booking instructions and complete terms and conditions.
If you live in the Hartford area, take advantage of these last-minute airfare deals to visit friends, discover a new city or simply enjoy a change of scenery for a few days. If you've wanted to visit Connecticut, a cheap airfare may be just the impetus you need.