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As seen in TravelPirates, there’s a low fare available between NYC and San Francisco, The fares I’ve seen were as low as $154 RT or $57 one way. However, there’s a catch, so read the fine print and make sure it works for you.

What’s the deal

  • One way or roundtrip coach fares from San Francisco to New York (EWR)
  • From as low as $57 one way or $154 RT
  • Flight includes a brief layover
  • Travel Dates: very few dates in September
  • Non-refundable Basic Economy Fare
  • This will not last.

What is Basic Economy

Here are the details as listed by American Airlines. So if you’re a no-frills kind of a person, and just need to get from Point A to Point B, this might work for you.

Otherwise, if you need to be able to bring something on-board, here’s another option for you. The price is still quite reasonable.


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Sample one way SFO to EWR

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Sample one-way from New York (EWR) to San Francisco

Here’s a sample from EWR to SFO flying Basic Economy

Image courtesy of American Airlines

Sample roundtrip from New York (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO)


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Sample roundtrip from San Francisco to New York EWR

Image courtesy of American Airlines

Use 10K Chase Ultimate Rewards via CSR for a roundtrip ticket

As an another option, you can also use your Chase Ultimate Rewards, if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve, all you will be using is around 10,000 URs.

Image courtesy of Chase


Remember, read the fine print, read the details of the tickets you are purchasing. Basic Economy is not for everybody. But iit’s an option for those who are on a budget and do not mind flying Basic Econony.

Not sure how long this will last, so grab the flights that work for you. As mentioned, dates and availabilities change quickly, be flexible with your dates. Good luck.

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