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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.

Low Vegas fares from Philly seem to pop up quite often, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen a sale this good. You can fly nonstop between Philadelphia (PHL) and Las Vegas for $37 each way on American. United also has similar fares, from $40 each way (a stop is required). You could theoretically also use this sale to get to Chicago, Denver, Houston, San Francisco or other United hubs on the cheap — you can get off and throw away the Vegas segment, as long as you’re not checking bags (note: airlines frown upon this practice). You can also mix airlines (American and United) if you’re booking a round-trip (see below).

Once you get to Vegas, save big by booking a Visa Signature hotel with the Chase Sapphire Preferred CardCiti Hilton HHonors Reserve Card, Alaska Airlines Visa or other Visa Signature cards. Also consider dining at these 6 Sure Bet Restaurants On (and Off) the Las Vegas Strip. With prices this low, it could be worth taking the train from New York or D.C.

Airline(s): United and American/US Airways
Route(s): PHL to LAS
Cost: $37-$40 one-way in economy
Dates: August 2015 through November 2015
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 2,242 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: N (United) and O (American)
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $36 on American (earns 2,176 EQMs):

Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $36 on American.
Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $36 on American.

Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $40 on United (earns 2,176 PQMs):

Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $40 on United.
Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $40 on United.

Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $76 on American and United:

Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $76 on American and United.
Philadelphia to Las Vegas for $76 on American and United.

Philadelphia to San Francisco for $45 on United (earns 2,521 PQMs):

Philadelphia to San Francisco for $45 on United.
Philadelphia to San Francisco for $45 on United.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Points, Miles & Martinis

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
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Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
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