We are fairly certain that the weather will be nicer in Tampa than Chicago this Winter. Plan those Winter getaways now! Spirit has this for about $40 less, but with their fees, you probably will end up paying more.
What is The Shorthaul? It is our irregular feature of deals under $200 and 3,000 miles roundtrip.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample with United
- January 8th – 12th, 2015
- United: Valid for travel from January 5th, 2015 – October, 2015 for Monday through Thursday departures. (Yes, there’s availability for Summer travel!). Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
- American: Valid for travel from January 5th, 2015 – February, 2015 for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua
- Destination: TPA
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ua
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For American availability, replace ua with aa on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- United: N
- American: O
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- ORD – TPA (Tampa) – ORD
United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.
- 2014: 2,014 miles
- March 1st, 2015: 669 miles or a difference of 1,345 miles.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United or American
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