Great fares today between NYC and Oakland and vice versa with Alaska Airlines. Starting at $69 each way for many dates in September and October these are tough beat.
The flights do route via Seattle which isn’t ideal, but remember Alaska still credits airmiles based on distance flown rather than amount spent so you would accrue approx 3,000 miles each direction.
Of course if you only want to travel as far as Seattle you could always not take the connecting flight to Oakland and get a nice discount on that route too.
As you can see below the 4.15pm EWR-SEA is $198, but if you book the connection to OAK the price drops to $79. However you may forfeit your miles earnings doing that as the airlines frown upon that kind of thing.
These are super fares and you can still pick your seat and earn airmiles per mile flown. Compare that to the other airlines basic economy offerings and i would say it’s well worth a short or long stop in Seattle.
Who doesn’t like the Bay Area or NYC in September? Get involved!!!q