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A good sale for nonstop service to/from San Diego.
The $192 fare is the regular fare includes advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on
American also have a $122 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. American Basic Economy fares do not allow for any advance seat assignment, changes and boards last.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 12th – 15th
- Valid for travel from August – early November. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
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: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: aa
- Textbox 2:
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Expedia and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.
- Destination: SAN
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: aa
- 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)
- 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.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- ORD – SAN (San Diego) – ORD
- Miles Flown: 3,438 miles or 5.6 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 3,438 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 860 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Expedia link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $122 fare from the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $70 more (or $192 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included
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