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Update: As expected, the fare didn’t last long. Wish it would have hung around a tad longer, but not this time. Best anyone is seeing now is in the $240ish range (which isn’t bad if you were planning on going to Boston anyway).
Living in Houston (a United hub), we rarely see really great fares on Star Alliance partners. Often if I see a tremendous deal on airfare on a Star Alliance carrier, it is often a deal on United out of Dallas or Austin. Sometimes it is worth the drive for me, but often times it is not. I personally care about the carrier and their alliance as I value airline elite status highly for myself (and therefore for my family via me). I know that isn’t important to everyone, but everyone (should) love a great airfare deal so here is one for today out of good old Houston. Update: I found availability on Hipmunk on all United operated flights bookable via US Airways (itenerary shown below), so you could fly all on United for this if you wanted.
- Valid for travel until June. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advanced routing codes and enter “us+” on both the outbound and return fields to search for US Airways availability. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- BOS – ORD (Chicago) – IAH (Houston) – ORD – BOS
- 3,578 miles or 4.2 cents per mile
Here is a sample trip I priced out online via ITA. For those new to ITA Matrix, note that it is very useful for searching for airfare, but you can’t actually book on that site.
Here is one I found via Hipmunk (which takes you directly to a bookable screen on US Airways).