Cheap Flights: Houston to Oakland $178 r/t – American

[08/13/2015 @ 10:47 AM] Open this itinerary here: Priceline, CheapTickets, Orbitz, TravelocityExpedia, HotwireBookingBuddy.
[08/14/2015 @ 12:42 AM] Fare gone.

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 Oakland (OAK) for $178, with a connection. Cheapest flights TUE/WED/SAT August to November. Holiday blackouts apply. No Turkey Day. Fare is reversible. 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.

Note: This fare will expire by the end of the day, unless this sale is extended by AA.

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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 AA.com 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 Oakland as of 1:46 PM on 8/13/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Oakland as of 1:46 PM on 8/13/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Oakland as of 1:46 PM on 8/13/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Oakland as of 1:46 PM on 8/13/15.

I was able to pull up this fare on Priceline, and it should be available on all the major booking sites. Screenshot was taken on 1:55 PM on 8/13/15, prices and availability can and will change.

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Flight Details:

  • Availability: See Calendar. Ticket by Sep 13. This fare will expire by the end of the day, unless this sale is extended by AA.
  • Documentation: Domestic Flight.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – OAK
  • Example Dates: (Priceline / Travelocity) Aug 29 – Sep 01 / Sep 19 – Sep 22, 23 / Oct 07 – Oct 14 / Other dates: Try using the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: American
  • Fare Basis Code: OA07USL5
  • Fare Class: O
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: nothing worth mentioning.
  • CPM: 5.06 (9380 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-PHX-OAK-PHX-IAH
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $257
  • Open this itinerary on: Priceline, CheapTickets, Orbitz, TravelocityExpedia, HotwireBookingBuddy.

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