Nonstop Flights: Austin to/from Fort Lauderdale $137-$141 r/t – JetBlue

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JetBlue has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) starting at $137, NONSTOP. $69 each-way. Flights mid-January to April. Holiday blackout applies. Origin/Destination reversible. A few weekends available in February, March, and April.

Note: Fare allows for a free carry-on bag and seat selection. Upgrades into “Regular Economy” are available for +23 each-way.

Note: Spirit has fares for $104, but those will be more expensive if you plan on taking a carry-on bag, eating, drinking, or picking a seat, due to their excessive fee structure.

  • Example Dates: (Travelocity / BookingBuddy) Jan 16 – Jan 23 / Jan 23 – Jan 30 / Jan 30 – Feb 06 / Feb 06 – Feb 13 / Feb 13 – Feb 20 / Feb 20 – Feb 27 / Feb 22 – Feb 25 / Feb 27 – Mar 06 / Mar 05 – Mar 12 / Mar 12 – Mar 19 / Mar 20 – Mar 27 / Mar 22 – Mar 26 / Mar 27 – Apr 03 / Apr 03 – Apr 10 / Apr 05 – Apr 08 Apr 10 – Apr 17 / Apr 17 – Apr 24 / Other dates: Use the Fare Calendar on JetBlue’s website. There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.

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I was able to pull this fare up on Travelocity. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.


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