Deal Alert: NYC to West Coast From $226 Round-Trip

Apr 19, 2017

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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.

United Airlines is currently offering great fares on flights from the carrier’s hub in Newark (EWR) to the West Coast cities of Las Vegas (LAS), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA) from just $226 round-trip. Most availability is for the month of May, but some dates are available in early June, depending on destination. As always, use Google Flights to research the flights you want, and then complete booking directly with United.

Airline: United
Routes: EWR to LAS/SFO/SEA
Cost: $226+ round-trip in economy
Dates: May – early June 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $226 round-trip:

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Newark (EWR) to Seattle (SEA) for $236 round-trip:

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Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO) for $284 round-trip:

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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, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (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!

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