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Disney deal: Nonstop flights servicing Orlando and LA for less than $170

March 30 2022
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Calling all Disney fans for this magical deal alert: With flights from Orlando to Los Angeles and vice versa, you can visit both Disney World and Disneyland in a single round trip.

Fly from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for as little as $168, or start in MCO and fly to LAX, starting at $178, depending on the airline.

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Crowds fill the Magic Kingdom during Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Oct. 1, 2021. (Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service/Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
Routes: LAX-MCO.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: August-September.
Book by: Less than 24 hours.

Today’s deal was originally sent out from Scott’s Cheap Flights, which sends deals up to 90% off via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days (then $49 per year). You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

In conducting a test search for this story, I found the cheapest overall flight from LA to Orlando to be by booking separate tickets, specifically by flying United on the first leg and Delta on the way back.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Note that the advertised fares are for United's basic economy class, which does not include a full-size carry-on.

Read more: The best restaurants for outdoor dining at Disney World

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

On the return flight, however, flying Delta's basic economy does afford you the luxury of bringing a carry-on.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Of course, to make it even simpler, you could book this same flight flying Delta both ways for just a slightly higher price tag of $181.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Related: Know before you go: Disney World attractions that’ll be closed in 2022

Regardless of the airline, it'll cost you between $30-$35 to check a bag, or you could consider upgrading to economy class on United or the main cabin on Delta and American Airlines. Also, all of the flights in this deal are nonstop.

This deal also works in reverse, meaning you could start in Orlando and fly to Los Angeles. However, you'll have the same considerations regarding whether it makes more sense to pay less to book via two carriers or pay more to fly one airline.

Though the below flight is the most expensive flight offered on that day among the three carriers, it might make more sense to pay more to fly AA if that's your preferred airline.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Unlike the other fare types highlighted, AA's Main Cabin includes free seat selection and free fare changes.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to 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

Mickey Mouse greets visitors in California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register/Getty Images)

This deal is good for flights in August and September, which provides the chance to avoid the summer crowds at Disney's most famed parks. Remember the deal works in reverse and though it's for round-trip flights, you could combine two one-way tickets to comprise a round trip at the same price.

Because it's such a good deal, flights are expected to go fast, so be sure to book ASAP to fulfill your Disney dreams.

Read more: This is Disney World’s most budget-friendly hotel for large families

Featured photo by China News Service via Getty Images
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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