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The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe. One industry, especially hard hit, has been the travel industry. However, as airlines work to get passengers to return to the sky, there is one silver lining. Flights are incredibly cheap across the United States. While economy flights start at just $14, first class flights are also relatively inexpensive.

Cheap first class flights are available throughout the United States with flights starting at just $89 one-way. Numerous short-haul domestic first class flights are available for less than $150 one-way. However, airlines are also selling first class flights on premium routes like LAX-JFK from just $349 one-way. These cheap first class flights are available this month with availability extending into early next year. Here are some examples of these deals and other cheap first class flights you can book as part of this deal.

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Fly first class in the United States from just $89 one-way. (Image by Thiago B Trevisan / Shutterstock.com)

Deal Details

Cities

Numerous US Cities on select routes including: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Cincinnati (CVG), Newark (EWR), Fresno (FAT), New York City (JFK), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Kansas City (MCI), Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Seattle (SEA), San Jose, CA (SJC), Sacramento (SMF), St. Louis (STL) 

Dates

Limited availability in August, Widely available September – December 2020

Price

From $89 one-way: LAS, LAX, FAT, SJC, SMF. Other routes from $99 to $499 one-way.

Airlines

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines

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Here are some examples of cheap first class flights you can book as part of this deal.

Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose, CA (SJC), $89 one-way + nonstop with Alaska Airlines – Available August through December

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Las Vegas (LAS) to Los Angeles (LAX), $89 one-way + nonstop with Alaska Airlines – Available October through December

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Seattle (SEA) to Chicago (ORD), $189 one-way + nonstop with American Airlines or Alaska Airlines – Available August through December

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Los Angeles (LAX) to New York City (JFK), $389 one-way + nonstop with United Airlines – Available August through December

Newark (EWR) to San Francisco (SFO), $399 one-way + nonstop with JetBlue – Available August through December

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Fly in JetBlue Mint business class for just $399 one-way. (Image by Max Prosperi / TravelUpdate / for The College Points)

How To Book Cheap First Class Flight Deals

There are a number of ways you can go about starting your search when looking for cheap first class flight deals. There are hundreds of similarly priced flights available at the moment. This means you might have to take some time to search for your desired route and itinerary. Luckily, there are free tools available that make searching for cheap flights quick and painless.

The College Points uses Google Flights to search for flights. Google Flights is not only very easy to use but it features various tools that aren’t found on other sites. Google Flights will indicate whether or not your desired itinerary is actually a deal. When searching for flights, Google Flights will display a box that shows you if your itinerary is typically more or less expensive during similar time periods.

In addition to Google Flights, sites like KAYAK and Skyscanner feature tools that allow users to easily search for cheap flights. Both tools also feature price analytics similar to those offered by Google Flights.

Once you’ve found your desired itinerary, simply follow links provided by Google Flights, KAYAK, or Skyscanner to book your flight. Some sites and online travel agencies (OTAs) may even allow you to book directly on their site. Additionally, you can begin your search below using either KAYAK or Skyscanner.

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