Deal Alert: Fly Between NYC and Chicago from $70 Round-Trip
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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.
American, Delta and United all have deals on travel between Chicago (ORD) and New York (LGA) for dates this spring. Flights start around $70, and the lowest fares appear to be on United. Chicago has a variety of hotels bookable with points, not to mention some great restaurants.
Airlines: American, Delta and United
Route: NYC to Chicago (and vice-versa)
Cost: $70+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April 2016 through May 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 1,466 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: N (United), O (AA), E (Delta)
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:
New York (LGA) to Chicago (ORD) for $70 on United (earns 1,466 PQMs):
New York (LGA) to Chicago (ORD) for $76 on American (earns 1,466 EQMs):
New York (LGA) to Chicago (ORD) for $80 on Delta (earns 1,466 MQMs):
You can also book the deal for travel from Chicago to New York:
Chicago (ORD) to New York (LGA) for $70 on United (earns 1,466 PQMs):
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: Thrifty Traveler
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!