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Deal alert: Flights to Phoenix from $128 round-trip

Jan. 24, 2022
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Travelers head to Arizona for the stunning views and activities such as hiking in the Grand Canyon or exploring national parks. The state’s capital, Phoenix, offers opportunities to learn about the rich Pueblo Native American history and culture of the city. American Airlines is offering flights to Phoenix (PHX) from major cities across the U.S. for as low as $128 round-trip.

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Near Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Mawson/Getty Images)

We learned about this offer from our friends at Secret Flying. This American Airlines deal is available for travel from the end of January to March. The month of February had the most variety of affordable flight options.

Deal basics

Airline: American Airlines
Routes: DFW/EWR/FLL/LAX/JFK/ORD to PHX
How to book: Directly through American Airlines or through Google Flights
Travel dates: January – March

Related: Amex and Escape just opened a third Centurion-branded lounge in Phoenix

Sample flights

All the offers below are under $200 round-trip and we found some starting at $128. Some deals are for basic economy seating, including a carry-on, and some are for main cabin seating, which allows you to select a seat.

The cheapest and shortest flight we found was in the main cabin from Los Angeles (LAX) to Phoenix (PHX) for $128 round-trip with a departure in the middle of February.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers in the Windy City can head to Phoenix (PHX) from Chicago (ORD) for $138 round-trip for a main cabin ticket.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

For the same price, flyers can go to Phoenix (PHX) from Dallas (DFW) nonstop for $138 round-trip in the middle of February.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Floridians can fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Phoenix (PHX) for $154 round-trip at the beginning of February. The flight includes a short stop in Dallas on the departure and a layover in Charlotte (CLT) on the return trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From the beginning of February to the middle of the month, you can fly nonstop from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) to Phoenix (PHX) for $198 round-trip in basic economy.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: A small, hidden gem: A review of the Phoenix Escape Lounge

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 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), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

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

From its unique desert landscape to its fusion of Southwest cuisine, Phoenix is a destination that should not be overlooked especially at these prices.

Featured image by (Photo by Stella Shon/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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  • Earn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel site
  • Earn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases
  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
  • With $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
  • See Rates & Fees