American Airlines has round trip flights between LAX and ORD Chicago for as low as $80.20 round trip. Fly American Airlines SFO-ORD for $116.20 round trip. These are nonstop flights.
American Airlines Chicago – Los Angeles Sep 8 – Sep 16
How to find matching fares on major alliances for low cost carrier sales
When I see a blog post about limited time sales from Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines, I go to Google Flights to see if there are matching fares from major airlines.
In this case, American Airlines has a lower fare at $80.20 for ORD-LAX round trip than Spirit Airlines $89 round trip fare for these dates, but Spirit has an even lower $71 fare for Sep 8-15 travel.
Are United or Delta matching on LAX-ORD route?
Finding matching fares from major carriers is a matter of filtering search results to show only Oneworld, Star Alliance or SkyTeam fares.
Here is a Google Flights search filter showing Star Alliance fares for ORD-LAX route. I set the airline filter to Star Alliance and set the search for one way fares.
September 11, my search date has a low $79 fare. Only one other date, Sep 21 has a lower $59 fare. I check United.com and see a $58.10 one-way fare for ORD-LAX.
Reverse the cities and check LAX-ORD one-way flights and see Oct 6 has a $69 flight. Check United .com and find $68.10 fare. If the dates work, then this is a $126.20 round trip on United for ORD-LAX.
Check Skyteam Alliance flights and see the lowest one-way fare is $137. Skyteam is not matching at this time.
American Airlines LAX-ORD or ORD-LAX for $80 round trip is a great fare with few departure dates. $109 round trip fares are available on many dates with American Airlines.