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A good sale for nonstop service to/from San Francisco
The $287 is the Regular Economy fare with advance seat assignment, changes and the ability to cancel.
Alaska Air also have a $227 fare but it is a Basic Economy fare. Alaska Air’s Basic Economy fares do not include advance seat assignment, changes, cancellations and boards last.
United also have a $227 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. United Basic Economy fares do not allow for any advanced seat assignment. Rather, your seat assignment will be randomly assigned during check-in. In addition, normal size carry-on that does not fit under the seat is charge a $30 fee each way + applicable gate check fees (but free if you have an United co-branded credit card or if you have United elite status). The regular economy fare with United is $297.
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Sample Travel Date
- September 14th – 17th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from September – early December or January 2020- early February 2020 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday departures and returns. Availability is limited. 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:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: PHL
- This work both ways, so SFO can be the Departing from: field and PHL can be the Destination.
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: as
- Textbox 2:
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Priceline and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.
- Destination: SFO
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: as
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: PHL
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- PHL – SFO (San Francisco) – PHL
- Miles Flown: 5,028 miles or 5.7 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 5,028 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 5,028 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $227 fare from the search results, you’ll be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $60 more (or $287 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included
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