Low Long-Distance Fares at Qatar Airways
There are some amazing fares available now for travel on http://www.qatarairways.com. The prices quoted below are if you book through http://www.statravel.com but there are also very good deals on the airline's Website.
Some of the round-trip fares include Washington to Dubai for $632, provided you travel during a certain period in April. Other examples are Boston to Hanoi for $669, or New York to Madras for $675.
With prices like these, it could be worthwhile to visit a place like Dubai or Madras, neither of which has been high on my wish list up to now.