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Nonstop, round-trip flights from South Florida to Los Angeles for $178

Sept. 02, 2022
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If you live in the South Florida area and want to book a trip out west, now's your chance. Fares to Los Angeles are currently less than $200.

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Nonstop, round-trip fares to Los Angeles from Miami and Fort Lauderdale are $178 from September 2022 to May 2023, with additional dates in the summer. From the iconic Hollywood sign to the Santa Monica Pier, there is so much to do in the Los Angeles area, and with this deal, you can experience it all.

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Book these flights as soon as you can, as fares from South Florida are discounted by 46%.

Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska Airlines and JetBlue.
Routes: Miami and Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles.
How to book: Find your best dates on Google Flights and then book directly with the airline.
Travel dates: From September to May, excluding major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas; additional availability from Miami in July 2023.
Book by: ASAP.

Kudos to Scott’s Cheap Flights for finding this deal. Scott’s Cheap Flights has discounts of up to 90% with its Premium membership, which includes a 14-day trial and costs $49 per year. There’s also the option to upgrade to the site’s Elite membership for $199 a year to receive Premium deals and premium economy, business-class and first-class deals.

Sample flights

Nonstop flights departing from Miami and Fort Lauderdale cost around $178.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS
GOOGLE FLIGHTS

When booking a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Google Flights identifies $178 as a typical fare, but from Miami, the price is considered to be far cheaper than usual. Normally, flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can cost anywhere up to $400, according to Google Flights.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

From Miami International Airport (MIA), a flight to LAX can cost upward of $485, making the $178 sticker price for a nonstop flight even more of a steal.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS

We suggest using Google Flights solely to determine your availability. Then, book your flight directly with the airline of your choice. Prices on Google Flights tend to differ from those on airlines’ websites due to third-party booking options.

This deal is only for economy fares — and both Alaska Airlines and JetBlue have similar policies for their most basic economy options. Passengers flying with Alaska Airlines’ Saver option are the last to board. Meanwhile, JetBlue does not allow passengers to choose a seat with its Blue Basic option.

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JETBLUE.COM

However, Alaska does let you bring one free carry-on to your flight, while JetBlue does not allow any carry-ons with basic economy. Both charge $60 for the first checked bag.

GOOGLE FLIGHTS
GOOGLE FLIGHTS

For a flight with JetBlue, you can pay extra to select a seat. Seat prices range from $8 to $94; the more expensive seats are roomier and positioned toward the front of the aircraft. If you have a pet, JetBlue has a $125 fee to bring your pet on board.

Alaska only charges extra if you select a premium seat, which costs an additional $159. Premium seats are toward the front of the aircraft, have more legroom and offer complimentary drinks. Passengers who pay an extra $159 for premium seats also receive priority boarding.

Maximize your purchase

Use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

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With this deal, you can experience a bustling city and the teal-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean — all for less than $200. Fares to Los Angeles from South Florida typically cost more than $300, so you’re getting a fairly significant discount.

Book this deal as soon as you can, as prices are sure to increase the longer you wait.

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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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Why We Chose It

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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases