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It’s not too often that we come across airlines offering transcontinental flights for under $200 round-trip, but United is doing just that today. Right now, you can snag flights between Charlotte (CLT) and major West Coast cities Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO) from just $127 round-trip. Best of all, the discount fares we’re seeing book into regular economy and not United’s stripped down basic economy.