American / United / Delta / jetBlue / Virgin America – $296: New York – San Francisco (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

We are so happy to see this sale and good for travel until mid-May! New York – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto are our four most traveled routes within North America. Whenever we see the nonstop flights between New York and California for under $300, we buy.

And yes, if you don’t mind a connection, Sun Country has this for $254.

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 with American
  • April 15th – 20th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from early April – May 17th. 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: JFK
    • 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 Delta availability, replace ua with dl on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • (For United availability, replace aa with ua on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • (For jetBlue availability, replace aa with b6 on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • (For Virgin America availability, replace aa with vx 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

Fare Class:

  • Delta: V
  • United: G
  • American: O
  • jetBlue: S
  • Virgin America: N

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $249.30


  • JFK – SFO (San Francisco) – JFK


  • 5,144 miles or 5.8 cents per mile.

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, Delta, American, jetBlue, or Virgin America



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