Aug182015

American LAX to Chicago $80 round trip

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

ORD-LAX $80 AA

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.

Google Flights Star Alliance filter

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.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. @Mike – for me, about 9 round trips LAX-ORD at 3,488 miles each for $720 to reach 30,000 EQM by October 9 for an EXP challenge.

    Instead, I am flying SNA-CPH-LAX and Bergen, Norway to SFO 2x for $1,500 in September.

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