Cross to Bear: High Transcon Prices And How To Get Over ‘Em

You snooze you lose on transcon flights… if you don’t want to wake up at 4 a.m., or take a red-eye to arrive at 5 or 6 a.m., then read on

How do you solve a problem like the high transcon (NYC-LAX/SFO) Business Class fare? And I’m not just talking about cash fares. Mile costs are high too nowadays, making this a particularly tough cross-country nut to crack.

Current Fare Trend

These days, transcon fares range from $1,698 to $3,898 in Business Class round-trip. That’s a Grand Canyon of a chasm. Flights are averaging around $3,400, at a minimum. 

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