Deal Alert: Nonstop Transcon Flights From $186 Round-Trip — Carry-On Bags Included

Jul 17, 2018

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

If you’re looking to head across the country this fall, now’s the time to book your flights. Today we’re seeing great fares on Alaska, Delta and JetBlue in and out of Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA) to destinations like Boston (BOS) and Orlando (MCO). The best part? You’ll get to bring a carry-on bag, regardless which of these tickets you book — including basic economy on Delta.

There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book through OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline.

Airline: Alaska, Delta, JetBlue
Routes: LAX/SEA to BOS/MCO
Cost: $186+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August – November 2018
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve,  Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) in August for $186 round-trip on Delta:

Seattle (SEA) to Boston (BOS) in October for $220 round-trip on JetBlue:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Boston (BOS) in September for $226 round-trip on JetBlue:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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