Airfare of the Day: United Airlines Economy Class Chicago to Houston (or v.v.) USD 45 One Way


Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United Airlines one way instant purchase fares between Chicago and Houston, available during April/May.

Fare Details:

  • Fare: United Airlines (UA) GAG7TWEN.
  • Route: ORD – IAH.
  • Booking class: G (Economy/Coach).
  • Price: USD 45.
  • Valid for: One way travel ORD – IAH or IAH – ORD.
  • Available during: April/May 2017.
  • Day/Time restrictions: From Chicago, permitted 5.00AM to 10.00AM or 5.30PM to 9.00PM daily. To Chicago, permitted 5.00AM to 9.00AM or 5.00PM to 9.00PM daily.
  • Advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions: Reservations and ticketing for all sectors are required at least 7 days before departure.
  • Transfer restrictions: 2 transfers permitted in each direction.
  • Travel restrictions: Travel on this fare component must commence by 11.59PM on 24 MAY 2017.
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets may not be sold in Nigeria/Venezuela.
  • Cancellations: Any time. Ticket is non-refundable
  • Changes: Any time, charge USD 200 for reissue/revalidation.

Booking examples:

A monthly search using Matrix Itasoftware shows limited availability for April/May:

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Fare construction rules for those interested:

Mileage Accrual

The following mileage accruals were estimated without considering any elite status bonuses.


Great price for this route. The availability is limited but there are still many dates available. Chicago is one of United’s hubs, which means many elite members flying through it. The upgrade wars can be intense and booking on this fare will not place you on top of the list.

Fare rules

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