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If you’re tired of winter, you’re probably dreaming of music in the sunshine right about now. And few places are better for that than Palm Springs, the playground of “Old Hollywood” just up the road from the Coachella music festival. Flights from wintry cities to Palm Springs are on sale across the Midwest and Northeast, mostly through American Airlines but with a few competitors as well. Dates are available in March and April, including many surrounding this year’s festival. Minimum stays are as short as 2 days, but the best fares near the festival are generally 7-day turnarounds. Numerous cities have sale prices, including:

  • Chicago from $97  on AA
  • New York from $197 on JetBlue
  • Boston from $204 on AA
  • Omaha from  $267 with Delta or AA
  • Pittsburgh from $269 on JetBlue or AA
  • St. Louis from $298 on AA
  • Cincinnati from $318 on AA
  • Milwaukee from $330 on AA
  • Cleveland from $296 on AA (very limited dates)

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More cities are undoubtedly available. If the $97 fare is not offered on your travel dates from Chicago, $186 fares are also available. These are basic economy fares, including a carry-on bag; main cabin buy-ups vary widely. While mostly early week departures, some long-weekend options are available as well. Take advantage of these prices and hit the festival or just enjoy the classic style of Palm Springs on the cheap.

Sample Route

  • Departure: ORD
  • Stops: None
  • Arrival: PSP

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How to Book

  • Follow link for sample dates or search your favorite OTA / Google Flights for departure and destination

Travel Dates

  • Select dates March – April, 2019
  • Stay requirements vary by departure city

Where to Stay in Palm Springs/Indio

Things to Do in Palm Springs/Indio

Good luck and happy flying!

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