Amazing Deal Alert: Delta Fares Between Pittsburgh & Los Angeles & San Francisco for $137 Total Roundtrip!

by on July 17, 2012 · 28 comments

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Update: Deal is dead

Delta loaded some unbelievably low fares between Pittsburgh and San Francisco and Los Angeles from $137 total roundtrip! You can route through JFK and Atlanta to maximize your miles and originate on the west coast or in Pittsburgh. I priced out a Pittsburgh-JFK-San Francisco-Atlanta- Pittsburgh for $139 total- an amazing deal since you earn 5,751 MQMs, so 2.4 cents a mile!

Los Angeles-JFK-Pittsburgh-Atlanta-Los Angeles for $139.20 total.

Availability is wide open for weekends this fall- I checked and saw it available for every weekend in September and October (and probably more, but I’m about to board a flight and want to get this post out!). Please feel free to report any other routes/ dates you were able to book this.

Delta allows you to cancel a flight free of charge up until midnight of the day after you book, so if you want to get in, I suggest booking now before it’s too late! allows you to do flexible weekend searches, which is how I found these fares. -> Planning tools -> Book a flight -> Then check the “My dates are flexible box” and pull in weekend searches or +3 days earlier/after option.

I went to college in Pittsburgh and its a great city for a weekend trip- I may just have to do a Pittsburgh roundup when I have time. Let me know if you get in on these fares!

Hat tip Adam122 on Flyertalk!

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  • JR

    Shame this isn’t on United. I’ll be positioning PIT-LAX for the SMD4, but I’m looking to get some United elite miles for status.

  • Jamison

    thanks, grabbed 4 flights for over 20K + MQM

  • Guesty McGuesterson

    this is awesome! (although this means i’ll be spending some time doing some mileage runs for a while …)

  • Tahsir Ahsan

    Booked sep 5-6 LAX-DTW-PIT-ATL-LAX
    anyone wanna join me?

  • dee seiffer

    Thanks! Two of my adult kids live in Pittsburgh and are planning a trip to Napa. Perfect!

    BTW – I am a native ‘Burgher. It is a great city. If anyone wants recommendations of things to do or places to eat let me know.

  • Tahsir Ahsan

    can I get some recs please? thanks!

  • thepointsguy

    FYI this week’s Destination of the Week will be Pittsburgh, so stay tuned for my rundown as well. But Dee- feel free to chime in

  • whrobb

    Thanks TPG!

    I’m also from Pittsburgh (born-and-bred) so this’ll be an awesome long-weekend get away to San Fran. 5404 MQM according to Delta when I purchased it. Not bad for $137!

  • Tahsir Ahsan

    sounds great brian! did you get in on this?

  • Anon

    How are you getting the routing through JFK ??

  • Crescidp

    I am going to use this deal to get to the SMD4!

  • Andrew L

    Worth it to use 9k Avios to get from HFK-PIT?

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  • whrobb

    Take the Megabus. If you book it early enough, it’s $1.

  • Tomasz S.

    this deal seems to have been taken down already :(

  • Chris B

    yup, just tried to search through all of Sept/Oct, just a little bit too late!

  • Jcp91182

    Dear Points Guy,
    Can you PLEASE email these Delta runs (or any airline run) out the instant you hear about it instead of just posting it to Twitter? I see the tweet went out at 12:28am but the tickets sold out before 11am EST. Many thanks!

    – A huge fan

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  • guest

    just canceled 6 tix i got for $139 rt PITT- SFO and PITT – LAX via JFK. They were 4 tickets for Nov 29 weekend, and 2 for Feb 7 weekend. I don’t know if they will be listed as same fare again, but you can try if you need. Good luck

  • Bryce

    From what I can tell, this deal is unfortunately dead.

  • Michael

    i would like to see this implemented as well…

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