On June 26, United Airlines launched a flash sale on flights between Nashville and Washington D.C. (IAD), slashing round-trip ticket prices from $313 to $216. This is a reduction of 31% according to average prices reported in Hopper’s Nashville-Washington D.C. when to buy and fly report. A small number of tickets have been found for even lower prices, the cheapest being $137, which is a huge reduction of 56%.
United’s sales team manually lowered prices to stimulate demand on June 26, and prices stayed low during the following day. The length of the sale is yet to be determined, but it is not expected to last long. Sale tickets are available for September departure dates only.
United is the only carrier offering direct flights between the two cities, which typically take 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is also the leading airline offering flights with stops according to Hopper’s technical report on the route, although these are also available from Delta, with round-trip tickets starting from $301, and US Airways, which offers round-trip fares from $280. Routes with stops take around 3 hours and 15 minutes, transiting in various airports across the United States including Atlanta, New York JFK, and Detroit.
Airlines participating in fare sale: United
Start of fare sale: June 26
Fare sale length: TBD, but we expect it to be a short one
Conditions: Only September departure dates are available
Airfare savings: 31% lower than the average price reported in Hopper's flight report on the Nashville to Washington DC route
The research team at Hopper uses data drawn from a combined feed of Global Distribution System (GDS) data that includes 10 million flight price queries per day, containing about one billion individual trips per day, to provide insights on airline pricing to consumers.