The Shorthaul – American / United / Virgin America – $196: Dallas – San Francisco / San Jose, California (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale between Dallas and the Bay Area. Here’s availability from each airline:

  • American is between Dallas and San Francisco and San Jose.
  • United is between Dallas and San Francisco
  • Virgin America is between Dallas – Love Field and San Francisco

What is The Shorthaul? It is our irregular feature of deals under $200 and 3,000 miles roundtrip.

Golden Gate Bridge at Dawn, San Francisco, California  - Photo: Nicolas Raymond via, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Golden Gate Bridge at Dawn, San Francisco, California – Photo: Nicolas Raymond via, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample on American between Dallas and San Francisco
  • January 17th – 19th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January 6th, 2015 – March 5th, 2015 for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday departures. Must purchase at least 14 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: DFW
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa
    • Destination: SFO
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For United availability, replace aa with ua on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • (For Virgin America availability, replace DFW with DAL and aa with vx on the respective fields)
    • (For San Jose availability, replace SFO with SJC)
    • 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

Fare Class:

  • American: O
  • United: N
  • Virgin America: N

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $156.28


  • DFW – SFO (San Francisco) – DFW


  • 2,936 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 American, United or Virgin America



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