Deal Alert: Transcontinental Flights From $236 Round-Trip

Oct 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. 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.

Several domestic carriers are offering great deals on transcon flights. You can fly from New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) for as little as $236 round-trip on Alaska Airlines, but other destinations on the West Coast are available for low prices as well. These cheap fares are generally valid for departures from November 2017 through March 2018, though exact availability varies depending on on your origin and destination cities. We recommend using Google Flights to find an itinerary that works for you, and then complete your booking directly through the airline.

Airline: Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, Virgin America
Cost: $236 round-trip
Dates: November 2017 – March 2018
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 Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA) for $236 round-trip on Alaska:

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Boston (BOS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $246 round-trip on Virgin America:

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New York (JFK) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $252 round-trip on Delta (basic economy):

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Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $256 round-trip on JetBlue:

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New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) for $271 round-trip on Virgin America:

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Boston (BOS) to San Diego (SAN) for $276 round-trip on Alaska:

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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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