American $127 SFO to Chicago round trip, LAX $119, SNA $157 Sep-Nov 2015

Yesterday I flew Orange County SNA out of Irvine, California to Chicago ORD as the first segment of my trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. I am writing this post from a hotel in Malmo, Sweden as I drink 2.8% Pripps lager, before I go downstairs for a complimentary fish and potatoes and salad dinner. More on Malmo, Nordic Choice Hotels and Sweden alcohol laws coming soon. There is a tax reason for why I am drinking 2.8% ABV beer.

Fare Wars still raging across the USA

American Airlines is competing with Frontier Airlines on some Chicago routes. There are low fare deals from Los Angeles LAX, Orange County SNA and San Francisco SFO. Frontier has had low $100 round trip fares or even less on these routes. Frontier had SFO-ORD route priced at $30 each way last week.

This route is on sale from Orange County Airport SNA for limited dates in September and October for $157 round trip.

Los Angeles LAX departures are a bit higher most dates, but you can find a couple of departure dates for $157 round trip in September and October and even as low as $118.20 in November.

Of course, you can do this trip in reverse originating in Chicago and there are November dates as low as $119 round trip.

San Francisco has a couple of departure dates for $127 round trip in September and October.

American Airlines Chicago ORD – Los Angeles LAX

$118.20 Saturday November 14 – Tuesday November 17

Flight Miles: 3,489 miles ORD-LAX-ORD


American Airlines San Francisco SFO – Chicago ORD

$126.20  Wednesday October 28 – Saturday October 31

Flight Miles: 3,692 miles

SFO-ORD $126 Oct 28-31

Loyalty Traveler curated August Airfare Deals and Google Flights tutorials.

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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 in 2008.

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