Deal Alert: US Cities to Los Angeles From $82 Round-Trip in Basic Economy

Dec 5, 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.

Several airlines are still offering cheap fares between Los Angeles (LAX) and cities all over the US. We’re seeing round-trip fares between Dallas (DFW) and LAX for $82 round-trip in basic economy with United. The cheapest fares are between LAX and DFW, Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (ORD) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). These low fares are valid for both directions — it doesn’t matter if you’re originating in or traveling to LAX.

Keep in mind that most of these fares with the exception of Virgin America are for basic economy and a some require a layover. To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Then, scroll through Google Flights’ calendar function to find dates that work best for you. Finally, click through to book with the airline itself.

Airlines: American, United
Routes: BWI/DFW/FLL/ORD/PHL to/from LAX
Cost: $82+ round-trip in basic economy ($122 in regular economy)
Dates: January – 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:

Dallas (DFW) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $82 ($122 regular economy) round-trip with United:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $116 ($156 regular economy) round-trip with United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Philadelphia (PHL) for $116 ($156 regular economy) round-trip with United:

Chicago (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $128 ($186 regular economy) round-trip with United:

Baltimore (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $189 ($239 regular economy) round-trip with American:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $198 round-trip with Virgin America:

Maximize Your Purchase

Be sure 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.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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