US Airlines Are Selling 5-Hour Flights For $16 - Simple Flying

The American aviation industry is in turmoil. Within a span of weeks, airlines went from the height of profitability with full flights to– by the end of March– facing financial pressure due to obliterated flight schedules at home and abroad. Now, for travel through even the early summer, US airlines are offering flights for as low as $16 one-way.

American and Delta Planes at LAX
Transcontinental travel is getting cheap in the United States. Photo: Getty Images

Airlines are slashing prices on domestic flights

On transcontinental hops, airlines are significantly reducing flight costs. For example, there is this one-way fare between Baltimore and Los Angeles on Spirit Airlines for $14. If you connect, American is offering it for $27.

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A one-way hop from BWI to LAX for $14. Screenshot: Google Flights

Flying from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Los Angeles comes in at $19 nonstop on JetBlue,


Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles for $19 nonstop. Screenshot: Google Flights

Atlanta to Los Angeles is clocking in at $39 one-way.


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