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You can escape to the California sunshine from 11 cities starting at just $78 round-trip in coach!
I found cheap flights to California on American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, and United Airlines from cities like Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, and more!
These are terrific deals, so I’m not sure how long they’ll last.
What’s the Deal?
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
You’ll find discounted, round-trip coach fares to several California cities from many airports this winter and early spring, including:
Atlanta to Los Angeles non-stop on Spirit for ~$166
Baltimore to Los Angeles non-stop on Spirit for ~$126
Boston to Los Angeles non-stop on American Airlines for ~$216
Chicago to San Diego non-stop on Spirit for ~$78
Chicago to San Francisco non-stop on United Airlines for ~$142
I found similar prices on American Airlines, too!
Dallas to Los Angeles non-stop on Spirit for ~$79, Delta for ~$117
Dallas to San Diego non-stop on Spirit for ~$79, American Airlines for ~$95
Denver to Los Angeles non-stop on Spirit for ~$87, Frontier for ~$108
Kansas City to Los Angeles non-stop on Spirit for ~$87
Memphis to Los Angeles non-stop on Delta for ~$178
Orlando to Los Angeles non-stop on American Airlines for ~$194
I found similar fares on Delta.
Phoenix to San Francisco non-stop on Frontier for ~$88, American Airlines for ~$103
Seattle to Los Angeles non-stop on Spirit for ~$87
But check your home airport to see if you can find a deal! I used Google Flights to search for travel dates and find the lowest fares.
American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, and United Airlines are all offering good deals. But remember, Frontier and Spirit charge extra fees for things like checked & carry-on baggage and seat selection, so do the math to be sure you’re getting a good deal. Or pack light!
Use the Right Credit Card!
Remember to pay with a card that will earn you bonus points for your ticket:
- Premier Rewards Gold Card From American Express – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points when booking directly with airlines
- The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for booking directly with airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise 2X points)
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard – 2.1% back
when you redeem for $100+ travel purchases
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare
- Citi ThankYou Premier Card – 3X Citi ThankYou points on travel
Get Free Hotel Nights With These 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!
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
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).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on lodging, especially for longer stays. Or for folks to prefer a more local feel. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price. And how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
There are lots of terrific deals today on flights to California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
I found cheap fares from 11 US cities starting at ~$78 round-trip in coach. But check your home airport for deals!
Use Google Flights to find these sale fares on American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Spirit, and United Airlines. Remember, Frontier and Spirit charge extra for checked & carry-on baggage, seat selection, and more. So factor in these costs if you can’t pack light.
Let me know if you book a cheap flight to The Golden State!