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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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Bracing yourself for that Nor’easter coming this weekend? Now is the perfect time to book a flight to Southern California with deals on transcons to Los Angeles (LAX) from Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) in late-January and early February. Flights start at $132 round-trip (although just a handful of itineraries have this price tag), but there are still some good deals for less than $200 or $250, depending on your travel dates and airline preference.
Airlines: Alaska, American, JetBlue, United and Virgin America
Routes: BOS, BWI and JFK to LAX
Cost: $132-$196+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January 2016 through February 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 4,950 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: O
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Search for your flight here:
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $132 on JetBlue:
Baltimore (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $186 on Alaska Airlines:
New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $196 on American Airlines (earns 4,950 EQMs):
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.