United – $199: Atlanta / Detroit / Minneapolis – San Diego / Sacramento / San Francisco / Santa Ana / San Jose, California (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United is attacking Delta’s fares to a few selected cities in California for about $199. Here’s what we found:

  • Atlanta [ATL]
    • Sacramento [SMF] – $199
    • Santa Ana (Orange County) [SNA] – $204
  • Detroit [DTW]
    • San Diego [SAN] – $199
    • San Francisco [SFO] – $199
  • Minneapolis [MSP]
    • Santa Ana [SNA] – $204
    • San Jose [SJC] – $204
    • Sacramento [SMF] – $199
California State Fair - Photo:  Ray Bouknight via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

California State Fair – Photo: Ray Bouknight via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Atlanta to Sacramento
  • September 1st – 4th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from late August – April, 2017. 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 most likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

    • Departing from: ATL
      • For availability from cities, replace ATL with airport code listed above.
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=G
    • Destination:  SMF
      • For availability to cities, replace SMF with the airport code listed above
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=G
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “5-12″. The maximum range is 7 days, so enter ranges like so: 0-7, 5-12, 7-14, etc.

Fare Class

  • G

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $146.98

Sample Routing:

  • ATL (Atlanta) – IAH (Houston) – SMF (Sacramento) – DEN (Denver) – ATL

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 4,381 miles or 4.5 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 4,381 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 734 miles

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