$80 Round-Trip to (and From) Chicago! Includes New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston

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Fly to Chicago for ~$80 round-trip from Boston, Dallas, New York, or Los Angeles this fall!

Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines and United Airlines have tickets on sale for travel from September through early November.  And certain cities have more dates available!

80 Round Trip To And From Chicago Includes New York Los Angeles Dallas Boston

Visit Chi-Town for Only $80 Round-Trip! See the Bean and Visit Millennium Park This Fall!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the American Airlines or United Airlines website.

This deal is moving fast so book now!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Here’s how to use Google Flights to find sale dates.

I found fares between New York and Chicago in September for ~$80 round-trip in coach.

80 Round Trip To And From Chicago Includes New York Los Angeles Dallas Boston

This is a Great Deal! Only ~$80 From New York to Chicago Round-Trip!

You can fly to Chicago from:

  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York

I was able to find non-stop flights from Dallas to Chicago for ~$81.

80 Round Trip To And From Chicago Includes New York Los Angeles Dallas Boston

~$81 From Dallas to Chicago Is a Terrific Price! Fares Are Selling Fast, and October Has Lots of Dates Available!

Terms and Conditions

Note:  You can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and get a full refund if you change your mind.

And if you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!

Boston or Los Angeles to Chicago

Link:   The Flight Deal Fare Page

Boston or Los Angeles to Chicago flights are available on United Airlines from September to November 18, 2015.  You must depart on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.  And tickets must be purchased 21 days in advance.

Boston to Chicago is also available from April to May 2016 with the same terms.

New York to Chicago

Link:   The Flight Deal Fare Page

New York to Chicago flights are available on American Airlines or United Airlines from September to early November 2015.  You must depart Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.  Both airlines require a 7-day advance purchase.

Dallas to Chicago

Link:   The Flight Deal Fare Page

Dallas to Chicago on American Airlines is available from late August to early November 2015.  You must depart on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday, and buy your ticket 21 days in advance.

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Which Card to Use?

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

Remember, folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines.  Check the Citi Travel Portal for these sale fares!

And you’ll get the 1st bag checked free for yourself and up to 8 travel companions on American Airlines with the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard or Barclays Aviator card (not available for new sign-ups).  You do NOT have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I like using Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

80 Round Trip To And From Chicago Includes New York Los Angeles Dallas Boston

Don’t Forget You Can Transfer Points From Bank and Airline Programs to Hotels Like Hilton

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).

And if you’re feeling adventurous or prefer a neighborhood feel, Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.

Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb!

Bottom Line

~$80 for a round-trip ticket to Chicago is a terrific deal!

Folks from Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, or New York can fly to Chicago on American Airlines or United Airlines this fall, which is a great time to visit!

If you’re looking for a quick getaway, this a fantastic opportunity.  Fares will sell out fast!

Remember to check the terms from your city, because each 1 has slightly different dates and purchase requirements.

Let me know if you visit The Windy City!

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3 responses to “$80 Round-Trip to (and From) Chicago! Includes New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston

  1. Great deal – I love Chicago! We’ve stayed at the Intercontinental (on points), the Homewood Suites (on points), and theWit ($150 off deal last year), and they were all fantastic. It’s great walking around the city, going to parks, riding bikes, seeing the planetarium… Just a really great city.

  2. I got 108 R/t from FT lauderdale I booked on Sunday
    I am going there on American to ORD

    I am retuning on southwest from Midway

    I paid 54 each way!!

    I am leaving sat 8/29 returning tues 9/1

    I was going to book American both ways but last minute decided to check southwest and I prefered their schedule because they depart midway at 2:50 pm. (All the $54 American and United retuns were at 6 am!!)
    It looks like they are all competing which is good for us consumers
    Also I usually don’t fly southwest because from FLL they are always highest in price to everywhere this might be good for a long trip with luggage but I’m only going for a few days. But looks like they wanted in on the competition as well

  3. Thanks for the tip! Last night I booked 2 r/t tickets for a Saturday-Tuesday September from NYC to ORD for only $160.40 total! Yowsa!