We're seeing some big price drops on cross-country flights today. Fly on "full-service" airlines like American, Delta, and United, from coast-to-coast for as little as $164 roundtrip.

These excellent fares aren't limited to major airports. We're seeing some especially great deals flying between secondary cities on both coasts. Flying from Sacramento to West Palm Beach may be quicker and cheaper overall than a flight from San Fran to Miami depending on exactly where you'd like to end up and/or your home location.

Other airlines like JetBlueSouthwest, or Alaska Airlines may be competing with the Big 3 on some routes so make sure to compare to find the best deal.

Travel Availability

Travel days vary by route. Pretty much all routes are available for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August 20 - October 9, 2019.

Some routes are also available for travel on other days of the week starting as early as July, with availability through the end of the booking calendar in May 2020. Click on the fare details below for more info.

Peak holiday travel around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's will have higher prices.

Related: The 2 Cheapest Days of the Week to Fly

Sale Period

This sale is unadvertised and fares my jump at any time.

Sale Fares

All fares also work in the reverse direction.

Boston to Sacramento $164 roundtrip

Boston to Burbank $164 roundtrip

San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale $164 roundtrip

New York to Sacramento $174 roundtrip

New York to Reno $174 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Orlando $187 roundtrip, nonstop

Charlotte to Los Angeles $213 roundtrip

Miami to San Diego $217 roundtrip, nonstop

Phoenix to Miami $219 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Orlando $237 roundtrip, nonstop

Columbus to Burbank $244 roundtrip

Burbank to Orlando $244 roundtrip

San Francisco to Miami $257 roundtrip, nonstop

Santa Ana to Charlotte $263 roundtrip

Santa Ana to Orlando $264 roundtrip

New York to Burbank $274 roundtrip

Burbank to Panama City Beach $278 roundtrip

Tallahassee to Santa Ana $278 roundtrip

Pittsburgh to Santa Ana $284 roundtrip

West Palm Beach to Burbank $294 roundtrip

Santa Ana to Daytona Beach $298 roundtrip

Miami to Burbank $298 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Key West $298 roundtrip

San Jose to Miami $298 roundtrip

Sacramento to West Palm Beach $298 roundtrip

San Francisco to Key West $298 roundtrip

Sarasota to Burbank $298 roundtrip

Portland to Miami $298 roundtrip

Spokane to Orlando $298 roundtrip

Miami to Santa Barbara $298 roundtrip

Burbank to Columbia, SC $304 roundtrip

Seattle to Key West $307 roundtrip

Charleston to Santa Ana $314 roundtrip

Santa Ana to Savannah $314 roundtrip

Sacramento to Myrtle Beach $334 roundtrip

Santa Rosa to Miami $338 roundtrip

Please note, Southwest fares are only available on Southwest.com. Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.


Flights on all carriers except United include a carry-on bag plus a small personal item. United's Basic Economy fare only includes a small personal item and anything larger must be checked. The first checked bag is $30 each way on all airlines except Southwest. Southwest includes two free checked bags.

Seat Selection

JetBlue includes standard advanced seat assignments. Southwest has an open seating policy where you choose your seat as you board the aircraft. On American, Delta, United, seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these Basic Economy prices.

Alternate Fares

Fares on American, Delta, and United can be upgraded to a standard Main Cabin Economy fare for an extra $70 roundtrip on most routes and dates. This type of fare includes a full-size carry-on bag, advanced seat selection, and allows ticket changes/upgrades for a fee. First checked bag fee is the same $30 each way.

Some routes may have similar or slightly lower fares on Frontier or Spirit, but you'll likely have a better experience flying on one of the major airlines.

There are some really great deals on several routes across the U.S.—especially to/from small markets for travel between August 20 and October 9. Check out all of our current finds from your city.

Related: A New Look at Basic Economy for Domestic and Short-Haul International Travel

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing San Francisco SFO on Tuesday, August 20 returning from Key West EYW on Tuesday, August 27, for $298 roundtrip.

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