Alaska / United / Virgin America / America – $196: Washington D.C. – Los Angeles (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Last night, Alaska released their Cyber Monday sale with a bunch of cities. However, this particular city pair wasn’t included in the sale. Now it is. $196 to go cross country on nonstop service is a steal!

(For American and United flyers, you can do this for $236. Same fare condition)

Update 12/3/2014 @ 1PM Eastern – Virgin America, United and American have match this fare at $196

Santa Monica Pier - Photo: Pedro Szekely via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Santa Monica Pier – Photo: Pedro Szekely via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • January 24th – 27th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January 6th, 2015 – March 11th, 2015 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday departures. Must purchase by December 8th (this is per the fare rule, does not mean there will actually be any seats left at these prices by then)
  • 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: WAS
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: as
    • Destination: LAX
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: as
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For American availability, replace as with aa on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • (For United availability, replace as with ua on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • (For Virgin America availability, replace as with vx on the Advanced 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

It ITA gives an error message, instead of hit the button on the error message pop-up, go to the browser URL address bar and hit enter to re-run the search. It might take a few tries.

Fare Class:

  • Alaska: R
  • United: N
  • Virgin America: N


  • DCA – LAX (Los Angeles) – DCA.


  • 4,608 miles or 4.3 cents per mile. For American and Delta flyers, this is a R class fare and will earn 0% mileage with them. 100% with Alaska.

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 Alaska, American, United or Virgin America



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