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Cheap nonstop fares on United out of Houston aren’t super common since we are basically “hub captives” here, and United knows that we will often pay more for the convenience of getting from A-B as quickly as possible.
Well, I was looking around on United.com today and noticed that you can fly Houston – Los Angeles for as low as roughly $130 round trip…even on same-day turns (in case you were in the market for an end of the year mileage run). I even saw limited Saturday same-day turn availability for those who need to partake in crazy mileage-running antics on the weekend. It comes to about 4.5 cents per mile for you mileage running crazies, and for everyone else it can be a very affordable way to get to LA for a real vacation!
You can easily spot the available dates by using the “flexible date search” on United.com. This can even be booked as two one-ways which can be handy if you like to earn $5 per ticket via the United.com club. I doubt it will last long as dates are disappearing as I type, so enjoy while it lasts!