Bay Area deal alert: Fly nonstop to San Francisco and Oakland from $119

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There are many reasons to visit the San Francisco Bay Area in early summer.

The weather is nice and typically dry, and the food is incredible. Plus, if you're a sports fan, you have your choice of the San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's or the NBA's Golden State Warriors to watch. Thanks to its splendid views, distinctive architecture and, of course, the cable cars, San Francisco is one of the most Instagrammable cities in North America.

We just received the heads-up on a travel deal with round-trip fares to the Bay Area as low as $119. Many of the routes in this sale are nonstops, too, although the best prices we saw for flights out of Denver involve flights with a layover.

The travel window is mostly April and May, but you may find good discounts for some routes as far out as February 2025. It's worth noting that thanks to all the bad publicity San Francisco has gotten recently, hotel prices in the city have dropped. You may be able to put together an all-around bargain getaway to one of America's great cities.

This is the usual type of sale which involves economy-tier tickets. With Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Hawaiian Airlines, that means you get a free carry-on bag. If you book a United Airlines or Breeze Airways flight, expect to pay around $30-$40 each way to check luggage. Or you can upgrade on those airlines for $30-$35 each way to get a free carry-on, free seat selection and the ability to make changes to your itinerary without penalty.

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Related: The best hotels in San Francisco for a golden getaway

Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska, American, Breeze, Delta, Hawaiian and United

Routes: Flights (mostly nonstops) from Dallas, Denver, Miami and Seattle to Oakland and San Francisco

How to book: Browse Google Flights, then book directly with the airline

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Travel dates: Mainly between April and May; Some routes have availability from June through February

This deal was originally sent out by Going. Sign up for Going to get up to 90% off select flights via its Premium membership, which users can try for free for 14 days and then $69 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year for access to all the Premium deals, plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample flights

We found some great prices on round-trip nonstop flights from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in late April for just $121 on American. According to Google Flights, this is about as cheap a price as you'll see for this route.

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The best prices for flights from the Rockies to the Bay Area are in early May. Delta has itineraries from Denver International Airport (DEN) to San Francisco for only $187 round-trip — a big discount from normal prices. This route includes a layover each way in Salt Lake City.

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GOOGLE FLIGHTS

We found some nice deals out of Miami in the fall. American has nonstop flights out of Miami International Airport (MIA) to San Francisco for $179 round-trip in September and October, a good price for that route.

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GOOGLE FLIGHTS

You can book nonstop flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to San Francisco in May for just $130 on Alaska.

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Delta also has the same route in late April marked down to $137 round-trip. Remember, both the Alaska and Delta economy fares come with a free carry-on bag.

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If you fly into Oakland International Airport (OAK), you can travel for just $119 round-trip. That's a really good deal.

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We found some discounted flights from Dallas to Oakland on Delta. This route costs $196 round-trip, which is a really nice price. Keep in mind that this itinerary has a layover each way.

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Related: Oakland road trip: 5 great day or weekend destinations

Maximize your purchase

When you book this deal or any flights, be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as:

Bottom line

Some routes had really volatile pricing, changing each time we searched. So once you decide when and where you want to travel, keep checking Google Flights to see what comes up. Also, once you get to San Francisco, be sure to make time to visit Chinatown. It's a popular destination for a reason; check out the shops and have lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants there.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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