(12:01 pm EST) -- Looking for an excuse to plan a last-minute family getaway? Southwest Airlines has one. The budget carrier has announced a 72-hour winter sale that includes round-trip flights for less than $100 per person.

Discounted flights are available for travel October 31 through December 19 and January 3 through February 14. International flights are included in the sale.

Friday and Sunday flights are excluded from the sale, and other restrictions apply. Visit Southwest Airlines - Special Offers to find a deal for your family.

Flights must be booked by Thursday, October 12.

--Amanda Norcross

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