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Right now there are some killer airfares available on American Airlines, including trans-con flights to/from New York’s LaGuradia and Los Angeles from $75 each way! These are mileage earning fares that can get you across the entire country for just $75, which is pretty incredible. There are some other participating cities available at similar prices listed at the bottom of the post.
According to The Flight Deal, there are valid dates from September – November, and I recommend using a flexible search tool such as ITA Matrix to spot the lowest dates easily and then go and book the flights on American’s site or your booking site of choice. You can also put flights on hold with American Airlines for no fee for 24 hours if you need time to think it over.
If you want to use points and take advantage of these 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 American Airlines miles for the flights! In this case, that is 2,624 miles earned one-way! 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.
Be aware these flights do connect in Dallas, but that just gives you time to check out the awesome Amex Centurion Lounge while you are there!
While the NYC – LAX flights are the ones that caught my interest at $75 each, there are other cities you can fly to/from LAX for similar prices including:
- Philadelphia [PHL]
- Boston [BOS]
- Washington D.C. [DCA] ($185 RT)
- Baltimore [BWI] ($161 RT)
Happy flight shopping!
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