Deal Alert: New York to West Coast From $188 Round-Trip

Jan 4, 2017

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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Both American Airlines and JetBlue are currently offering great fares from New York (JFK) to West Coast cities including Los Angeles (LAX), Oakland (OAK), Palm Springs (PSP), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC) and Seattle (SEA) with prices starting at just $188 round-trip. Fares are valid for departures from from January through February 2017. Most flights are operated by JetBlue but there are a few on American as well. You can book these flights starting in either direction, so those based on the West Coast can visit New York if they please. Book soon as these fares will most likely go quickly!

Airlines: JetBlue
Route: JFK to LAX, OAK, PSP, SEA, SFO and SJC
Cost: $188+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – February 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Oakland (OAK) for $188 round-trip on JetBlue:


New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) for $196 round-trip on JetBlue:

New York (JFK) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $196 round-trip on American:

New York (JFK) to Palm Springs (PSP) for $198 round-trip on JetBlue:

New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) for $198 round-trip on JetBlue:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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.

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

H/T: The Flight Deal

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