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Deal alert: $29 flights from new airline Avelo

Aug. 16, 2021
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Deal alert: $29 flights from new airline Avelo
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Today's deal comes to us via Avelo, a startup airline known for its nonstop flights from Los Angeles' Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) to smaller airports on the West Coast, which is offering one-way flights as low as $29 from Los Angeles to cities throughout Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Montana. The sale is in honor of their 100 days of operations.

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Flights are only available for travel booked for the month of September, so act fast to take advantage of Avelo's "100 Days of Excellence Sale."

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"We’ve slashed prices on our already low fares to celebrate 100 days of leading excellence in service," says Avelo. "The only question now is not if you’ll fly, but where to next?"

(Screenshot courtesy of Avelo Airlines)

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Airline: Avelo
Routes: BUR to STS/RDD/ACV/MFR/EUG/OGD/RDM/PSC/BZN and LAS to STS
Cost: From $29 depending on origin city
Dates: Book for travel in September
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

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Pick a seat: First look inside and where to sit on Avelo’s Boeing 737-800

The $29 one-way flights are available from Hollywood Burbank (BUR) to:

  • Sonoma/Santa Rosa, California (STS), Sept. 9-30.
  • Redding, California (RDD), Sept. 2-30.

Plus, a $29 one-way flight is available from Las Vegas (LAS) to Sonoma/Santa Rosa (STS), Sept. 16-30.

The $39 one-way flights are available from Hollywood Burbank (BUR) to:

  • Arcata/Eureka, California (ACV), Sept. 2-30.
  • Medford/Rogue Valley, Oregon (MFR), Sept. 5-27.
  • Eugene, Oregon (EUG), Sept. 1-30.
(Screenshot courtesy of Avelo Airlines)

The $44 one-way flights are available from Hollywood Burbank (BUR) to:

  • Ogden, Utah/Salt Lake City (OGD), Sept. 2-30.
  • Redmond/Bend, Oregon (RDM), Sept. 2-27.
(Screenshot courtesy of Avelo Airlines)

The $49 one-way flights are available from Hollywood Burbank (BUR) to:

  • Pasco Tri-Cities, Washington (PSC), Sept. 2-30.

The $59 one-way flights are available from Hollywood Burbank (BUR) to:

  • Yellowstone/Bozeman, Montana (BZN), Sept. 1-15.

The below example shows a round-trip flight from Hollywood Burbank (BUR) to Sonoma/Santa Rosa (STS) for just $58, including all fees.

(Screenshot courtesy of Avelo Airlines)
(Screenshot courtesy of Avelo Airlines)

Read more: New startup airline Avelo is adding Las Vegas, but will it work?

As you can see, each leg costs $29 for a $58 round-trip flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Avelo Airlines)

While all Avelo fares include one personal carry-on item (i.e., purse, briefcase, laptop less than 14 inches by 9 inches by 9 1/2 inches) that must fit underneath your seat, additional bags are extra. Starting Sept. 16, Avelo will charge you $25 for larger carry-on bags and $20 for your first checked bag. Additionally, seat choice starts at $6, along with a "distribution charge" of up to $22 that applies to fares quoted on Avelo's website or through the customer support center, but does not apply to reservations made at an Avelo airport ticket counter.

The airline is taking COVID-19 precautions as you would see on larger carriers, including pre-packed and pre-sealed food and beverages, the use of HEPA filters that remove 99.9% of airborne particles, the use of face masks among crew and passengers and regularly cleaning and disinfecting airplanes.

Read more: Avelo is adding 4 new West Coast routes in latest network update

Featured image by Getty Images for Avelo Air
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
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