Deal Alert: Newark to San Diego From $144 Round-Trip
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Been thinking about a trip from one coast to the other? Delta is offering travelers in the New York area and America's Finest City, San Diego, the option to fly between the two for just $144 round-trip. There are scattered dates where this transcon fare is available between March 2017 and January 2018, so it's best to scroll through Google Flights' calendar for availability. Note that you'll be required to make one stop in each direction — in most cases either Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP) or Salt Lake City (SLC). Additionally, these are Basic Economy fares, so many restrictions apply, however you can upgrade to a regular coach fare for $30 more round-trip.
Cost: $144+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March 2017 - January 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) for $144 round-trip in May:
Newark (EWR) to San Diego (SAN) for $144 round-trip in December:
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H/T: The Flight Deal