Nonstop Flights: Houston to/from New York $157 r/t – Southwest / JetBlue / UA

[01/05/2016 @ 1:40 PM] Open this itinerary on: BookingBuddyPricelineOrbitzCheapTickets, TravelocityExpedia, Hotwire.
[01/07/2016 @ 9:20 AM] Fare increased from $157 to $197.
[01/11/2016 @ 9:21 PM] JetBlue has dropped their price to $157 again. No one else is matching right now.
[01/12/2016 @ 11:59 AM] Fare is now matched by United and Southwest.
[01/14/2016 @ 12:06 PM] Fare has increased +$20 or +$30. Removing from deal list for now.

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JetBlue, Southwest and United have round-trip flights from Houston (HOU / IAH) to New York (JFK / LGA) for $157, NONSTOP. Flights from January to mid-April. Weekends are available. Fare is reversible. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

If you missed this sale earlier in the week, here’s another chance at it with more flights available in March and April.

If you’re flying on Southwest Airlines, be sure to use the Southwest Vacations Coupon Code to save up to an extra $200 off when you book a Flight + Hotel package. Promo ends 01/18/16.

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.

Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package 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. 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. To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post.

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.

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.

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 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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Flight Availability: Houston to New York as of 9:28 PM on 1/11/16.
Flight Availability: Houston to New York as of 9:28 PM on 1/11/16.
Flight Availability: Houston to New York as of 9:28 PM on 1/11/16.
Flight Availability: Houston to New York as of 9:28 PM on 1/11/16.

I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken at 9:25 PM on 01/11/16.


Flight Details:

  • Availability: See calendar.
  • Documentation: Domestic Flight.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: HOU – LGA
  • Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Jan 28 – Feb 04 / Feb 12 – Feb 17 / Feb 26 – Feb 29 / Mar 02 – Mar 09 / Mar 16 – Mar 23 / Other dates: Use the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: JetBlue
  • Fare Basis Code:
  • Fare Class:
  • Mile Accrual: Revenue based.
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 5.53 (2856 miles)
  • Full Route: HOU-JFK-HOU
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $245
  • Open this itinerary on: BookingBuddyPricelineOrbitzCheapTickets, TravelocityExpedia, Hotwire)

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