Skip to content

Deal Alert: West Coast Flights from $76 Round-Trip

June 03, 2015
3 min read
Deal Alert: West Coast Flights from $76 Round-Trip
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.

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.

Following yesterday's Southwest Airlines sale, it looks like JetBlue, United and Virgin America have jumped on the low-fare bandwagon with cheap flights between Los Angeles or San Diego and San Francisco, with round-trips priced at $97. The best deal, however, is from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Las Vegas; you can fly AA, United or Virgin America to Sin City for $76 round-trip from October through the end of the schedule in April.

Here are a few examples of what we found:

Los Angeles (LAX)-Las Vegas (LAS) for $76 on AA (earns 472 EQMs):

Los Angeles (LAX)-Las Vegas (LAS) for $76 on AA.

Las Vegas (LAS)-San Francisco (SFO) for $76 on Virgin America:

Las Vegas (LAS)-San Francisco (SFO) for $76 on Virgin America.

Los Angeles (LAX)-San Francisco (SFO) for $96 on United (earns 674 PQMs):

Los Angeles (LAX)-San Francisco (SFO) for $96 on United.

Los Angeles (LAX)-San Francisco (SFO) for $96 on Virgin America:

Los Angeles (LAX)-San Francisco (SFO) for $96 on Virgin America.

San Diego (SAN)-San Francisco (SFO) for $96 on United (earns 894 PQMs):

Sign up for our daily newsletter
San Diego (SAN)-San Francisco (SFO) for $96 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® Gold Card 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.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

H/T: Travel Skills[card card-name='Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card' card-id='22125056' type='javascript' bullet-id='1']

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Top offers from our partners

How we chose these cards

Our points-obsessed staff uses a plethora of credit cards on a daily basis. If anyone on our team wouldn’t recommend it to a friend or a family member, we wouldn’t recommend it on The Points Guy either. Our opinions are our own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by our advertising partners.
See all best card offers