[FARE GONE] United – $203: Minneapolis / Detroit – San Jose / Sacramento / Santa Ana / San Diego / San Francisco, California (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United is attacking Delta’s fares to/from California. Here’s availability by city:


  • Sacramento [SMF]
  • Santa Ana (Orange County) [SNA]
  • San Jose [SJC]


  • San Diego [SAN]
  • San Francisco [SFO]

Pricing will vary slightly by routing.

Yes, it seems that United only want to attack cities that begin with the letter S.

Update 7/16/2016 @ 2:15AM Eastern – fare gone

Laguna Beach, Orange County, California – Photo: jcookfisher, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0

Laguna Beach, Orange County, California – Photo: jcookfisher, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Minneapolis to Santa Ana
  • August 17th – 23rd

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from September – early December or January, 2017 – early May, 2017. 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: MSP
      • For Detroit, replace MSP with DTW
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=G
    • Destination:  SNA
      • For other cities, replace SNA 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 “3-10″. The maximum search range is 7 days, so enter ranges like so: 0-7, 5-12, 7-14, etc.

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • G

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $146.98

Sample Routing:

  • MSP – SFO (San Francisco) – SNA (Santa Ana) – SFO – MSP

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 3,914 miles or 5.2 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 3,914 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 734 miles

How to Buy:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.  Make sure you enter “United Airlines” in the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section.




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