If you’re hunting for cheap fall tickets today’s Virgin American sale might help.
I don’t fly Virgin America a whole bunch, but they serve particularly useful with fare sales. As a general rule the big guys match their prices though I’m not sure if they’ll bother for an 8-hour sale. A quick spin through the American Airlines website shows it doesn’t look like they’re matching yet.
Taken on its own, the Virgin sale is okay, not necessarily awesome but a good value considering that fall travel is usually a more expensive time. A few random examples are DFW or Austin to San Francisco which is generally around $300-$400 when purchased in advance. The Virgin sale has it under $250.
Another example is IAD to LAX or SFO. Cheapest American fares right now are right around $400 for a variety of dates I checked, where Virgin is just over $300.
Here’s a full list of cities and fares for the sale: