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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.
From $31 Halloween flights to $136 flights between New York and Las Vegas earlier this month, JetBlue has had some great deals on transcons. Today, the airline has more discounted flights — this time between the Northeast and Reno, Nevada for travel dates this fall.
The lowest fares we found originate in New York (JFK) for Reno (RNO), priced at just $138 round-trip. That fare is available nearly every day from now until early December. Flights from Boston (which include a short connection in New York) are also available for under $200, although the travel dates are much more limited.
Reno’s a great destination for accessing Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts, such as Heavenly and Squaw Valley (most of the mountains should be opening in the next few weeks), as well as other outdoor activities. There are also a few points and miles hotels in the area. Note that you can also book all of these flights as one-ways for half the price.
Routes: JFK and BOS to RNO
Cost: $138+ round-trip in economy
Dates: Fall 2015
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:
New York (JFK) to Reno (RNO) for $138 on JetBlue in October and November:
New York (JFK) to Reno (RNO) for $138 on JetBlue in December:
Boston (BOS) to Reno (RNO) for $197 on JetBlue in November:
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: The Flight Deal
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! 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.
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.