[10/01/2015 @ 10:39 AM] Open this itinerary on: Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
[10/12/2015 @ 6:40 PM] Old post clean-up. Removing from deal list. Fare gone for now.
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 $137, NONSTOP. Flights December to February’2016. Most availability in January. Holiday blackout applies. Fare is reversible. Other days of week available for about +$25 more. See the Flight Details section of this post for example dates.
Orbitz and CheapTickets have 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.
To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Vacation Packages on Travelocity and Priceline are usually better than what is offered directly by the airline, so be sure to compare them all to get the best price.
Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Priceline 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 it 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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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 10:50 AM on 10/01/15. Prices and availability can and will change.
- Availability: See calendar. 7-day advance purchase required.
- Documentation: Domestic Flight.
- Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – LAX
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Jan 14 – Jan 21 / Jan 22 – Jan 27 / Other dates: Try Orbitz +/- 3-day search tool.
- Carrier: American Airlines / United sometimes matches.
- 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: Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
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- Link to Travelocity coupon code page – Check this page on Travelocity to save about 10% to 20% on your next Hotel or Package booking.
- Link to Orbitz coupon code page – Check this page on Orbitz to save about 10% to 20% on your next Hotel or Package booking.
- Link to Hotels.com coupon code page – Check this page on Hotels.com to save about 10% on your next Hotel booking.
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