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Alaska or United $108 each way LAX to Baltimore BWI nonstop in April-May 2016

Alaska Airlines has Los Angeles LAX to Baltimore BWI priced at $108 each way, about $10 more than Spirit’s low $99 one-way fare for travel in April and May. This fare is available beginning April 5 from LAX and extends to May 10. The fare rises to $134 for a few dates in late May before rising to $228 one way in June. From BWI airport the $109 fare begins Monday April 4 and runs into late May with more low fare departure dates.

These low Alaska one-way fares are available on more than half the dates in April and May from BWI and about 25% of dates from LAX.

Alaska Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Baltimore BWI (nonstop flights)

$216.20  Thursday April 7 – Tuesday April 12

LAX-BWI $216 AS Apr7-12

LAX-BWI-LAX = 4,658 flight miles.

Warning on AS Economy R code flights for AAdvantage flyers

The 2016 changes to American Airlines AAdvantage made Alaska Economy R code a no-miles earned booking code for AAdvantage miles.

Here are other options for crediting miles if you don’t want 100% AS Mileage Plan miles.

  • British Airways = 25% flight miles.
  • Delta = 50% flight miles.
  • Korean Air = 50% flight miles.
  • Hainan Airlines = 100% flight miles.

United Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Baltimore BWI

United Airlines matches the $108 low fare of Alaska on a few dates, but the main difference is UA has $117 one way fares on a lot of Monday to Friday dates from April 5 to May 18. Low fares continue into June for flights to LAX from BWI.

United Airlines  Baltimore BWI – Houston IAH – Los Angeles LAX

$233.20  Monday May 2 – Saturday May 7, 2016

BWI-LAX $233 UA May 2-7

United base fare = $188 x 5 miles for base redeemable miles earned.

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