Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Los Angeles $80-$117 r/t – American

[07/20/2015 @ 6:00 PM] Open this itinerary on: Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, PricelineBookingBuddy.
[07/22/2015 @ 9:27 AM] This fare is mostly sold out, I’ve updated the example dates in the posts with the few date pairs that are left.
[07/22/2015 @ 1:32 PM] United has this fare for $175 with most days of the week available Aug-Nov.
[07/23/2015 @ 12:00 PM] United has pulled their fare, AA has this for $182. Removing this from the deal list for now.
[08/04/2015 @ 12:20 PM] Deal is back.
[08/05/2015 @ 12:19 AM] Southwest is matching this sale.
[08/08/2015 @ 4:53 PM] AA and Southwest have removed their fare. United still has it available though.
[08/15/2015 @ 1:29 PM] Most of the discount fares are gone. I’ve updated the example dates with what I could find today.
[08/19/2015 @ 12:30 PM] Updated example dates and calendar with the additional availability. There are now a good chunk of fares available. United and Southwest no longer matching.
[09/02/2015 @ 7:20 PM] Removed from deal list. Old.

The prices and details in this post were accurate when this post was last updated (see time-stamps above). Prices and availability will eventually change, given enough time.

American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $80-$117, NONSTOP. Cheapest flights are on TUE-WED+SAT September to November. Holiday blackout applies. Fare is reversible. Other days of week available for about +$15 more. See the Flight Details section of this post for example dates.

Orbitz has a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.

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Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Travelocity allow free cancellation without penalty before 10 PM central time the day after you purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 10 PM the next day, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.

United and Delta also allow free cancellations within 24-hours while American only allows you to “Hold” a ticket (without paying) for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if was purchased less than 24-hours ago.

The Department of Transportation doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.

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Flight Availability: Houston to Los Angeles as of 12:30 PM on 8/19/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Los Angeles as of 12:30 PM on 8/19/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Los Angeles as of 12:30 PM on 8/19/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Los Angeles as of 12:30 PM on 8/19/15.

I was able to pull up this fare on Priceline, and it should be available on most of the major booking sites. Screenshot taken at 12:26 PM on 8/19/15. Prices and availability can and will change.


Flight Details:

  • Availability: See calendar. 7-day advance purchase required.
  • Documentation: Domestic Flight.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – LAX
  • Example Dates: (Travelocity/ Orbitz) Sep 18 – Sep 23 / Other dates: Try Orbitz +/- 3-day search tool.
  • Carrier: American Airlines / United
  • Fare Basis Code: OA07USL1
  • Fare Class: O
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 4.24 (2758 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-LAX-IAH
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $201
  • Open this itinerary on: Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, PricelineBookingBuddy.

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  1. Renaes said:

    booked the flight Friday-Tuesday for $126.

    August 5, 2015

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