East coast fares aren't all that terrific so far this year either unless you get lucky.
For the longest time I was tracking AA for the nonstop on April 15, #1596 I think, and they wanted $869.00 one way and this was coach. It was fully refundable - if that did anything for you. We ultimately booked JB for considerably less but I did notice the one way fare we booked is currently over $400.00 pp ONE WAY. The airlines have us all over a barrel so you either have to be very patient ~ or ~ very lucky.
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