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Deal alert: Transcon flights from $185 round-trip

Sept. 21, 2019
3 min read
San Francisco, Bakers Beach
Deal alert: Transcon flights from $185 round-trip
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Transcontinental flights just dropped as low as $185 round-trip and down to $196 for nonstop. All routes are available in reverse and are also available on various carriers, so you won't have to sacrifice your loyalty for a low fare.

Depending on which coast you reside on, you're either in a New York state of mind or California dreamin' with these low fares. I'm feeling the latter as I could totally go for some California beaches right about now.

Note that all of these fares are in basic economy, which means you’ll have to pay extra to check bags. However, you are allowed a personal bag and carry-on on all of the carriers except for United.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

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Airlines: United, Delta, American, JetBlue, Alaska
Routes: JFK/LGA/EWR/BOS to BUR/LAX/SFO (also available in reverse)
Cost: $185+ round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: January - March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here's an example of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Burbank (BUR) for $185 round-trip on American:

Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) for $197 round-trip, nonstop on JetBlue:

New York (JFK) to San Francisco (SFO) for $197 round-trip, nonstop on Alaska:

(Featured photo by Photo by Liz Hund/The Points Guy)

Featured image by Photo by Liz Hund / The Points Guy
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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