I know it is early to be booking flights (9 months out) trip is second week of June, but I heard that United just started having direct flights to CA from Pittsburgh and that they are expensive. When I looked them up they only have one flight that is direct (5 1/2 going, 4 1/2 hrs coming back) going in on that Friday night to LAX, none of Saturday and one going back out on that Sunday for around $2,200 for four people round trip. My other option was going to be going through Southwest with having a layover with the shortest trip being 6 1/2 hours with about an hour layover and going into SNA. They do not have their flight list out for June yet, but I looked at all of their flights and they have many every day and at their CHEAPEST it would come to around $1,344 if we are lucky. I am afraid that the direct flight price will only go up and by the time the Southwest schedule for June comes out in October and the flights that we want through Southwest could possibly be more expensive than their cheapest flights at $168 one way. Some of their flight are almost $300 one way. What to all of you think? I have never flown through United so don't know if they start out cheap and only go up or if they fluctuate.