Alaska Air / jetBlue: Newark – Los Angeles (and vice versa). $236 (Basic Economy) / $276 (Regular Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale for nonstop service to/from Los Angeles

The $276 fare is a regular economy fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included

Alaska Air also have a $236 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. Alaska Air Basic Economy fares do not include advance seat assignments, changes, cancellations and boards last.

jetBlue also have a $236 fare but that is a Basic Economy fare. jetBlue Basic Economy fares do not include advance seat assignments, changes, cancellations and boards last.

United also has a $236 fare from/to Newark however it is a Basic Economy fare. United’s 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 $35 each way + applicable gate check fee (but free if you have an United co-branded credit card or elite status). The regular economy fare with United is $306

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Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample with Alaska Air
  • April 22nd – 27th, 2021
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Alaska Air: Valid for travel from September – early December or January 2021 – early May 2021. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
  • jetBlue: Valid for travel from September – early December or January 2021. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 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: EWR
    • 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 provided with an option to upgrade to the regular economy fare
        • For jetBlue availability:
          • Textbox 1: b6
          • Textbox 2:
    • Destination: LAX
      • These work both ways, so LAX can be the Departing from: field and EWR can be the Destination:
    • Return Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: as
      • Textbox 2:
        • For jetBlue availability:
          • Textbox 1: b6
          • 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.

Fare Class:

  • R

Routing:

  • EWR – LAX (Los Angeles) – EWR

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 4,894 miles or 5.6 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 4,894 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 4,894 miles

How to Buy:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
    • Select the $236 fare from the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $40 more (or $276 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and normal size carry-on included

 

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