The Shorthaul – United / JetBlue – $196: Houston – New York City (and vice versa). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good fare for nonstop service to and from New York City and Newark.

Available via:

  • United:
    • IAH – LGA
    • IAH – EWR
  • JetBlue:
    • HOU – JFK

Must purchase by tonight.

What is The Shorthaul? It’s our irregular feature of deals under $200 and 3,000 miles roundtrip.

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Sample Travel Date:

  • January 18th – 27th, 2017
  • This is just a sample date. See below for more available travel dates.
  • Sample from IAH – LGA via United

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from mid-January – late-February, 2017. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure and by January 5th, 2017 — TODAY!

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:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: IAH
      • For travel from William P. Hobby Airport, enter “HOU” into the departure field
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua
      • For travel via JetBlue, enter “b6” into both advanced routing code fields
    • Destination: LGA
      • For travel to John F. Kennedy International airport, enter “JFK” into the destination field
      • For travel to Newark, enter “EWR” into the destination field
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: ua
      • For travel via JetBlue, enter “b6” into both advanced routing code fields
    • Click on the “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 in this format: 0-7, 5-12, 7-14, etc.

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

Fare Class:

  • United: G
  • JetBlue: P

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $156.28

Sample Routing:

  • IAH – LGA (New York City) – IAH

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 2,828 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 2,828 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 781 miles

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