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Deal alert: Fly to Houston from $128 round-trip

Jan. 23, 2022
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American Airlines is offering discounted fares to Houston from major cities across the U.S. starting at $128 round-trip.

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These discounted fares were originally reported by The Flight Deal, which offers an $80 premium subscription to receive alerts about first, business and premium economy seats on sale. These fares are available for travel from February through April.

Deal basics

Airline: American Airlines
How to book: Directly through the airline or via Google Flights
Travel dates: February – April

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Sample flights

You can fly for under $200 round-trip in the main cabin on American Airlines, which include seat selection and a carry-on. Additional fees will apply for a checked bag, a seat with extra legroom and priority boarding.

One of the cheapest deals we found was a nonstop flight from Chicago (ORD) to Houston (IAH) for $128 round-trip at the beginning of March.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

For the same $128 fare, travelers have many options from Miami (MIA) to Houston (IAH) throughout February, March and April.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers from the Big Apple can head south with this deal from New York (LGA) to Houston (IAH) for $138 round-trip from the end of February to the beginning of March.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

For the same $138 price, travelers on the West Coast can go from Los Angeles (LAX) to Houston (IAH) round-trip on a direct flight in the middle of April.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can travel from the Big Easy to the Lone Star state at a great price as well. For $146 round-trip, travelers can go from New Orleans (MSY) to Houston (IAH) with short stops in Dallas (DFW) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Go from the Music City to Space City on a $173 round-trip flight from Nashville (BNA) to Houston (IAH) with short layovers in Charlotte (CLT) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Maximize your purchase

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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

With everything from high to low in attractions from the Beer Can House to the Rothko Chapel, Houston has a wide variety of things to explore. Or tack on a trip to the NASA Johnson Space Center. Jump on one of these deals to explore all Houston has to offer.

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