American and United are slashing prices between California and select cities in the Eastern U.S. Fares start as low as $136 roundtrip.

Travel Availability

Rules and restrictions vary by route with travel ranging between late August and May.

Some routes are only valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, through November, while others will have scattered dates available on other days of the week throughout the year.

Peak holiday travel around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's will be much more expensive.

Sale Period

This sale is unadvertised and fares may jump at any moment. These are all big price drops, which normally don't last very long after falling this low. Secure your low fare by booking now and taking advantage of the 24-hour risk-free cancellation to think about your plans.

Sample Fares

San Jose to Pittsburgh $136 roundtrip

Charlotte to San Jose $155 roundtrip

New York to Sacramento $174 roundtrip

Pittsburgh to Sacramento $176 roundtrip

San Jose to Cincinnati $177 roundtrip

Burbank to Boston $184 roundtrip

Norfolk to San Diego $194 roundtrip

Burbank to Nashville $194 roundtrip

Columbus to Burbank $196 roundtrip

Orange County to Columbus $196 roundtrip

Charlotte to Monterey $195 roundtrip

All fares work in the reverse direction as well. There may be more similar price drops. Check flights from your city to see today's current finds.


These are Basic Economy fares. On American, this includes a carry-on bag plus a small personal item. On United, this only includes one small personal item. A full-size carry-on bag is not allowed on United. A checked bag costs $30 each way on either airline.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may pay a fee to choose a seat or choose to upgrade to the standard Economy fare.

Alternate Fares

It should cost around $70 more roundtrip for an upgrade to a standard or Main Cabin Economy fare. This will include a full-size carry-on bag on United. It will also include advanced seat selection and allow for ticket upgrades/ticket changes (fee applies) on both American and United. A checked bag is the same $30 fee each way.

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Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight on American Airlines departing San Jose SJC on Wednesday, September 4, returning from Pittsburgh PIT on Saturday, September 7, for $136 roundtrip.

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