Deal Alert: Round-trip flights from US cities to Maine under $200

Dec 11, 2021

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Maine calls itself “Vacationland” and there’s good reason for that. A road trip along the state’s winding, craggy coastline (with stops at assorted lobster shacks) is quintessential Americana. Now, this deal from American, Delta and United will help you experience the country’s northeasternmost state for under $200 round-trip.

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(Photo by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy)

The deal was originally sent out by Thrifty Traveler to its Premium members, who are notified about cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals by email for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually.

The offer applies to travel from January through November 2022 but most of the cheapest flights we found were at the beginning of the year in January through March 2022.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Delta and United.
Routes: LGA/EWR/IAD/MSY/SAV/SFO and more cities to PWM.
How to book: Directly through airline sites or Google Flights.
Travel dates: January – November 2022.

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Sample flights

The widespread deal includes round-trip flights from major U.S. cities to Portland, Maine (PWM) for under $200.

  • Baltimore (BWI) – $154
  • Detroit (DTW) – $166
  • New Orleans (MSY) – $197
  • New York (LGA) – $127
  • Newark (EWR) – $166
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – $161
  • San Francisco (SFO) – $168
  • Savannah (SAV) – $182
  • Seattle (SEA) – $168
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) – $186

One of the cheapest deals we found was from New York (LGA) to Portland (PWM) for $127 round-trip in January on Delta. The fare is for a Delta’s Basic Economy ticket, which includes a carry-on. Additional fees apply for seat selection and a checked bag.

(Screenshot Courtesy of Delta)

On the West Coast, we found some availability from San Fransisco (SFO) to Portland (PWM) in February for $168 round-trip. The American Airlines Main Cabin fare includes a carry-on and free seat selection, with an additional fee for a checked bag.

(Screenshot Courtesy of Google Flights)

Savannah, GA to Portland is available at the beginning of March for $182 round-trip. The fare is for an Economy ticket on United which includes free seat selection and carry-on but additional fees for priority boarding and a checked bag.

(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

Acclaimed national parks, sandy beaches, lighthouses and storied maritime history are but a few reasons why Maine is an Atlantic coastal gem. This offer makes a visit there even more enticing.

Featured image by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy.

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