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Deal alert: Nonstop fares to Seattle from $107

Dec. 18, 2021
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The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful and diverse areas of the United States, and Seattle is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the area. Now you can fly there and save big as fares have been slashed for travel between now and November of 2022 -- as low as $107 nonstop -- although the widest selection and best prices we saw were at the start of the year.

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We saw a lot of nonstop flights available. American and United fares are for Main Cabin which comes with a carry-on and seat assignment. The Alaska and Delta fares are in the Basic Economy tier. The discounted fares work in reverse if you live in Seattle and are looking to travel. Our friends at Thrifty Traveler alerted us about this deal, which they sent out first to their premium subscribers. That service is available for $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually. This membership fee can easily pay for itself since you’ll get notified of cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals straight to your email.

Nonmembers can find sale prices by using Google Flights to search for desired routes and dates.

There are so many reasons why Seattle is a great city to visit, including its great music scene, the iconic Space Needle and of course the Boeing factory in nearby Everett. The factory tour there is a must for AVGeeks. FYI, make time for a scrumptious breakfast at the Biscuit Bitch restaurant in the Pike Place Market. You'll probably have to wait for a table, but trust me, the biscuits are worth it.

Seattle, bridges, rowers, Lake Washington Ship Canal, Fremont bridge, Aurora Bridge (upper), early morning rowers workout, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington State, Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Joel Rogers/Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska Air, American, Delta and United.
Routes: ANC/AUS/BOI/BOS/BUR/DEN/DFW/EWR/FLL/LAS/LAX/MIA/MSP/ORD/PHX/SAN and other cities to SEA.
Cost: Round-trip flights are available from $107; some nonstops are available
Dates: January-November 2022; best availability found during the spring.

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

One of the lowest fares we saw was a nonstop on American from Phoenix (PHX) to Seattle (SEA) in January for just $107 round-trip. This is a Main Cabin seat.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

San Diego (SAN) to Seattle (SEA) is available on Delta for $117 in February. It's for Delta's Basic Economy which comes with a free carry-on but you're the last to board. On the plus side, it's a nonstop itinerary and there was a lot of flights to choose from. Also, if you do feel the need to upgrade, it's just $50 to go to the Main Cabin.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

February is a month with some of the best fares in this deal. For example, Minneapolis (MSP) to Seattle nonstop can be had for just $159.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights out of Chicago (ORD) are even cheaper in, you guessed it, February. Nonstop fares on American in the Main Cabin are available for $150.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

The best price we saw out of NYC for a nonstop flight to Seattle was a January itinerary on Alaska Air departing from Kennedy Airport (JFK) for $197. That flight usually sells for almost double that price.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We also saw similar prices for Alaska Air flights from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) in January. So if that airport is more convenient for you, make sure to search those routes, too.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, like The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x 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 5x on airfare; the Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel); Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel); the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

Bottom line

Seattle is a great city to visit anytime, but especially when you can get fares like this. One last tip: When you land at the Seattle-Tacoma International airport, take your time and enjoy the incredible artwork on display that was created by local artists.

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  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
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4 / 5
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10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Intro Offer
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023