United Airlines has launched a sale discounting travel to many of its hub and focus cities; among them Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., among others. Travel is valid most days of the week from late January through May, but must be booked by January 30.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: January 28-May 20.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • Minimum Stay: 3 to 7 days may be required, applies by route.

Sale Period

Tickets at the listed sale prices must be purchased at least 14 days in advance and by January 30.

Sample Fares

San Francisco to Burbank $117 roundtrip

Boston to Washington, D.C.-IAD $118 roundtrip

Houston to Corpus Christi $118 roundtrip

Washington, D.C.,-IAD to Providence $118 roundtrip

Chicago to Dayton $156 roundtrip

Denver to Omaha $180 roundtrip

Chicago to Grand Rapids $186 roundtrip

Denver to Burbank $188 roundtrip

Denver to Tulsa $200 roundtrip

Houston to Louisville $210 roundtrip

Denver to Austin $220 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Austin $256 roundtrip

Check flights from your city to see today's current finds.


Basic Economy fares on United only include one small personal item. A full-size carry-on bag is not allowed with United's Basic Economy and must be checked. United's regular Economy fares do include a full-size carry-on bag plus a small personal item. The first checked bag costs $30 each way for either type of fare.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for Basic Economy fares. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat. Standard Economy fares include advanced seat assignments.

Alternate Fares

The routes listed are standard Economy. Other routes can be upgraded from Basic Economy to standard Economy for an extra charge. This charge can vary from just $35 each way to around $200 roundtrip, so it may or may not be worth it. This type of fare will include a full-size carry-on bag, advanced seat selection, and allow for ticket changes/upgrades. A checked bag is the same $30 fee each way.

Related: How to Fly United Airlines

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing San Francisco SFO on March 17 returning from Burbank BUR on March 21 for $117 roundtrip.

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