It’s a skier’s dream come true: flights to Montana from Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco cost as little as $198.
These offers are for base fares from now until June 2023, depending on the departure airport. This is not a single airline sale, so we have offers from United, Delta, Southwest and Alaska.
If you want these prices, you should be looking to book within the next three days.
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Basics of the offer
Airlines companies : United, Delta, Southwest and Alaska.
Routes: Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco to Bozeman, Montana.
How to book: Directly with the airline.
Travel dates: From August 2022 to June 2023, depending on your origin airport.
Book before: One to three days.
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Examples of flights
There are not many airports in this offer to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). However, those who are get up to 45% off their regular prices. Some have more availability than others, but we’ve rounded them all up here:
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from $196.
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) from $198.
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from $198.
- Dallas Love Field (DAL) from $270.
- Midway International Airport (MDW) from $308.
These are all base fares. For example, with this offer from LAX on United, the basic economy does not allow any carry-on bags. If you wanted to upgrade, here are your options:
You would pay $196 for the basic economy, which only includes one personal item. You can pay $70 to check one bag or $60 to upgrade to economy class with one carry-on bag included.
The LAX route offers the best fares from August to November.
The SFO route is well below its usual price, at $198, but that’s also for United’s base economy.
This route has quite limited flight options, but for such an offer we thought it might help someone with flexible travel dates through January.
There are plenty of options starting at $198 from Seattle August through June to Alaska. With this option, one complimentary personal item and one carry-on is included.
Prices from Chicago start at $308, but with sparse travel dates. This price is very rare for this route, up to 36% off regular fares.
If you book the main cabin instead of the base economy with Delta, you get free changes and full credit for canceled flights (minus the fees you’d pay with the base for partial credit).
Although this offer does not offer options for all regions of the country, for those lucky enough to be in one of these destinations, you can get tickets to Montana during the ski season at a competitive price.
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At the end of the line
Not everyone will be able to take advantage of this offer. However, for anyone near the mentioned airports, this could make the ski season much more affordable.
If you’re traveling from Chicago or San Francisco, you may need to have more flexible dates to take advantage of these prices, but the rest of the locations have fairly open availability to Montana for the next few months.
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