Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from Los Angeles $114 r/t – Southwest

[12/17/2015 @ 1:42 PM] Open this itinerary on: SouthwestBookingBuddyPricelineOrbitzTravelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.
[12/21/2015 @ 4:12 PM] Price seems to fluctuate between $107 and $147. Now being matched by Southwest.
[01/05/2016 @ 12:13 PM] Still available. Updated calendars.
[01/23/2016 @ 4:33 PM] Very little availability. Removing from deal list.

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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $114, NONSTOP. $54 each way. January to early-March. Holiday blackout applies. Fare is reversible. See the Flight Details section of this post for example dates.

Be sure to use the Southwest Vacations Coupon Code to save up to an extra $200 off when you book a Flight + Hotel package. 

Airlines will usually match each-others sales for this destination. You should do a quick check on BookingBuddy to see if any other airlines are offering flights with better dates, times and prices before finalizing your purchase. AA currently only has a few flights available at $127.

Note: This destination has been on sale every other month or so. Last sale lasted about a month and was matched on United / American and Southwest. If you prefer Southwest Airlines, you may want to check on their website to see if they have matched this sale.

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 on Southwest Vacations will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. You should compare both the package costs to booking your flight and hotel separately, sometimes you’ll find a good bargain, but not all the time. So do your homework before finalizing your purchase. If you’re planning on booking on any of the other airlines you should check out the Flight + Hotel packages being offered by Priceline, Travelocity and Orbitz– they’re usually cheaper than what you can get from the airline’s website.

Southwest never charges a change or cancellation fee. If you cancel within 24-hours they will reverse the credit card charge. If you cancel before your flight, they will give you a travel voucher that you can apply for future travel valued at the full price you paid. Voucher isn’t transferable and expires after 1-year, but it beats getting hit with a change fee. Basically, what this means is when you see a good sale like this on Southwest, you can lock in the price. If it goes lower, call or cancel the ticket and re-book the better 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.

When you are ready to book, please use the links on our site to begin your booking process so we receive credit for the referral.

Flight Availability: Departing Houston to Los Angeles as of 12:12 PM on 01/05/16.
Flight Availability: Departing Houston to Los Angeles as of 12:12 PM on 01/05/16.
Flight Availability: Returning to Houston from Los Angeles as of 12:12 PM on 01/05/16.
Flight Availability: Returning to Houston from Los Angeles as of 12:12 PM on 01/05/16.

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 2:37 PM on 12/17/15. Prices and availability can and will change.

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Flight Details:

  • Availability: See calendar. 7-day advance purchase required.
  • Documentation: Domestic Flight.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – LAX
  • Example Dates: Southwest (Southwest) Feb 17 – Feb 24 / Other dates: Use the Flexible Dates Calendar on Southwest.
  • Example Dates: Other Airlines (Priceline / Orbitz) Jan 29 – Feb 03 / Feb 03 – Feb 10 / Feb 09 – Feb 16 / Feb 23, 24 – Mar 01-03 / Other dates: Try Orbitz +/- 3-day search tool.
  • Carrier: United
  • Fare Basis Code:
  • Fare Class: N
  • Mile Accrual: UA is revenue based.
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 3.88 (2758 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-LAX-IAH
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $201
  • Open this itinerary on: SouthwestBookingBuddyPricelineOrbitzTravelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.

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