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Fly to Los Angeles or Phoenix starting at ~$149 round-trip from many cities! Or from Los Angeles to the East Coast!
Update: The Flight Deal also reports round-trip coach fares between New York and Chicago for $80!
This deal will go 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 Los Angeles in September for ~$149 round-trip in coach.
You can fly to Los Angeles from:
- New York
- Washington, DC
And to Phoenix from Boston and New York!
I was able to find non-stop flights from Boston to Phoenix for $150.
The Flight Deal reports fares from Baltimore are $161 round-trip and $185 round-trip from Washington, DC.
All fares route through either Chicago or Dallas, and American Airlines requires a 7-day advance purchase.
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!
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.
Which Card to Use?
Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:
Remember, folks with the Citi Prestige Card can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines. I checked the Citi Travel Portal and the same fares were available!
And you’ll get the 1st bag checked free for yourself and up to 8 travel companions with the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard or Barclaycard 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
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).
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!
~$149 for a trip to Los Angeles or Phoenix from Boston is a terrific deal.
Folks in other cities including Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, can fly to Los Angeles for well under $200.
If you’re looking for a quick getaway from September through early November, this a great opportunity. Fares will sell out fast!
Let me know if you book a ticket!