Ohio to Cali and back

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1. Posted by dustin (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I really need some help. I’m a motion graphics artist who lives in Dayton Ohio, and my industry is in California. I have two friends who live in CA - one in San Francisco and one in San Diego, but I need to get to them so I can check out the cities. I need to make the least expensive flight plan that allows me to visit both cities in California and then return home. A friend mentioned JetBlue to me, but they only fly to and from San Diego; not San Francisco or anywhere in Ohio. So I think that is out. I also considered flying to one of the cities then renting a car to commute to the other one (a long drive, I realize), then fly home from the second city, but as I understand it, it is extremely expensive to rent a car one way. The other problem with that is the cost of buying two sets of airline tickets; one from Dayton to CA city #1, and another from CA city #2 back to Dayton...I don’t think I can plan round trip flight to one city and out of a completely different city. Or at least I have never heard of it, and I don’t see it as an option on Travelocity or Expedia.

As you can see I’m quite lost. Any help is greatly appreciated. My future depends on it!


2. Posted by iloveflyin (Full Member 159 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi dustin,

I don't know how much is too much for you. But from Dayton to San Francisco roundtrip on American Airlines is $229.40. From Oakland (cross the bay bridge from San Francisco) to San Diego $39 each way by Southwest Airlines.

ATA one way from Dayton to San Francisco is $147. ATA does not fly to San Diego. Southwest does not fly to Dayton.

Your best bet is to buy a roundtrip ticket on AA from DAY to SFO, and a roundtrip ticket on Southwest from OAK to SAN.

229.40+ 39+39 = roughly $310

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Iloveflyin', I am impressed.... you must really like flying! :)

Great research work there!



4. Posted by dustin (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Indeed, thank you, iloveflyin. That is most helpful. It is beginning to sound possible for me to do this and begin my career.