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Deal Alert: West Coast to Charlotte From $127 Round-Trip With Carry-On Bags

June 22 2018
3 min read
Deal Alert: West Coast to Charlotte From $127 Round-Trip With Carry-On Bags
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It's not too often that we come across airlines offering transcontinental flights for under $200 round-trip, but United is doing just that today. Right now, you can snag flights between Charlotte (CLT) and major West Coast cities Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO) from just $127 round-trip. Best of all, the discount fares we're seeing book into regular economy and not United's stripped down basic economy.

To book, head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure city. After finding the dates that work best for you, book with United directly or with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline.

Airline: United
Routes: LAX/SAN/SFO to/from CLT
Cost: $127+ round-trip in economy
Dates: July – November 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Charlotte (CLT) for $126 round-trip in August on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Charlotte (CLT) for $126 round-trip in September on United:

San Diego (SAN) to Charlotte (CLT) for $132 round-trip in November on United:

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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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