Houston – Chicago $135 Round Trip on United or American

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Since I live in Houston, I like to share good fares I see that are out of Houston, especially on United.  It isn’t all that common we see great fares on United out of Houston, but today there are flights available for $135 round trip from Houston – Chicago on either United or American into early March.  Thanks @airfarewatchdog for finding and sharing!

United Flights to Chicago

If you only want to go for one-night, I’m seeing Saturday night availability in January and February.  If you want a longer trip then your eligible departure dates are more varied, but Saturday night stays do seem to be required at least on United.

Cheap flights to Chicago

I didn’t check the American fares as closely, so those rules may vary somewhat.  It can be nasty cold in Chicago in winter, but if you want to go visit family or find some find winter activities in the Chicago area, this could be a cheap way to get there!  If you need inspiration, here is a guide for winter activities in Chicago….I personally like the deep dish pizza and fireplace related suggestions!    I also have reviews of a couple points-friendly Chicago hotels here.


As always, low fares don’t last long, so if you want in then book now and cancel within 24 hours if you change your mind…and pack a warm coat!



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  1. Radisson Blu Chicago–

    I saw your list of Chicago hotels. One I noticed wasn’t mentioned (I’m assuming you haven’t stayed there yet) is the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, where my family stayed for two nights last year. It is a beautiful hotel. It is in a good location too. About 2 blocks from Millennium Park and about a half a mile from the southern end of the Magnificent Mile. However, I would only stay there if you have the Club Carlson card and you are planning on staying two or more nights to get the last night free. If you are only going for one night, you could likely find a more points friendly or more wallet friendly hotel. However, using 50K points for two nights at this hotel was a great value.

  2. We LOVE the Radisson Blu, great location and a pool for the kids (hot tub for me). In the winter we pay cash with the lower rates but use points in the summer when its above $250. Love their business lounge access, makes Daughter feel like a vip. LOL!

  3. I’m a Chicagoan (suburban at night, downtown Chicago during the day) and the new ribbon-shaped figure skating park (Maggie Daly park) adjacent to the Bean and Millenium Park just opened! Also if you plan on shopping on North Michigan Avenue or go to the Hancock Tower and are doing an IHG promo, there is a very nice Holiday Inn Express at 640 N. LaSalle. Great rates and absolutely fantastic location for shopping and upscale dining. I stayed there last month to finish my Into the Nights IHG promo and scored a mid-week $77 all-in rate.

  4. Dear Summer,
    Happy New Year first and I continue to enjoy your blog.
    Could you make any suggestion where I should stay coming to Houston in February. I am Hilton and Starwood Gold and have the Club Carlson Card. Thank you for your input.

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