Fare Alert: American Airlines – $207: Nashville (BNA) – Los Angeles (LAX). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
If you are like me and trapped in this paradise we call the Music City, you know that mileage runs are hard to come by as there are not many routes out of Nashville (BNA) as there are out of a larger airport such as Dallas (DFW). I thought I would try to a better job at notifying my fellow Nashvillians as to any fare alerts, but it just hasn’t gone as planned.
Fear not, I’m on the case.
This Fare Alert is good for those of us who do not have a lot of time to spare, but can take a day off.
Please keep in mind that these searches vary and prices can change at any time.
Fare Alert Details: BNA to LAX, $0.0488/mile
There are a lot of useful websites such as ITA Matrix, Google Flights, and Kayak. Today, I am using ITA Matrix. A simple search from Nashville (BNA) to Los Angeles (LAX) revealed the following:
Not a bad turn out considering the last quarter of the year is chocked-full of holidays, inclement weather and increased fares. I selected the first orange highlighted fare to see the details. From the list, I was able to find an American Airline flight that left in the afternoon and arrived early the next morning. This is great for those of us who can take half a day off.
After you select your flight, it is fairly easy to book. You will be taken to an itinerary page. You cannot book from here, this only gives you flight details and ticket cost. You will need to visit your preferred booking site to purchase the ticket.
One trick I learned booking some of these flights is that ITA Matrix is sometimes too smart. It will figure out what is the cheapest even if it means buying two separate one-way tickets. In fact, this route is one of those cases. I went to American Airlines website to book and it couldn’t be found. The same result with Priceline. Once I tried one-way, I saw the light. And it was good.
Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found. Make sure to provide the exact booking and fare codes shown.