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The last few days we have really seen some tremendous fall airfare deals appearing. As always, the easiest way to keep an eye on these deals is by following accounts such as @theflightdeal and @airfarewatchdog on Twitter, but I’m happy to share some of the ones that jump out at me here as well.
One very awesome deal today are the $75 round trip flights between Chicago or Boston and Los Angeles on United. That is a round trip price and is even cheaper than Spirit Airlines! Availability at the lowest rates is limited, so be sure to use a flexible date search tool to spot the cheapest days to fly such as ITA Matrix.
While mileage running doesn’t make sense for most people anymore, if you are needing to earn some elite qualifying miles this is a good way to do it since same-day turns are available at a cost of just 2.1 cents per EQM each. I’m also seeing other cities available at very good prices including Houston – Chicago from $87 round trip and Houston – Los Angeles from $147 round trip, so today may be a good day to price some airfare even if the city you are looking at isn’t listed as being on sale.
Frontier Airlines has this week’s round of flights from $39 round trip available. Some routes are priced higher, but some $39 each way routes include:
- Atlanta – Chicago
- Cincinnati – Atlanta
- DFW – Denver
- Denver – Las Vegas
- Chicago – Philadelphia
You must purchase by 7/31/15 for travel from 8/18/2015– 12/16/2015 with blackout dates from 11/19 – 12/1, excludes Sundays and Fridays.
If you want to use points and take advantage of these low fares, I would use a fixed value point worth 1 cent each or so. That way you will not only keep the cash in your pocket, but you will earn miles for the flights! If you do want to buy the flights with cash, I would use a card that pays out a bonus on airfare such as 3x on the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express or 2x on the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.
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