[07/19/2016 @ 2:09 PM] Book this fare on: Southwest, (Other Airlines: Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, CheapTickets, BookingBuddy).
[08/04/2016 @ 4:36 PM] SWA now has Friday and Saturday departures at this price.
[08/11/2016 @ 1:13 PM] Still available. JetBlue has a match, but with higher weekend prices.
[04/26/2017 @ 10:19 AM] Old post clean-up. Removing from deal list. Fare gone.
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Southwest has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for $145, NONSTOP. $73 each way. Flights mid-August to February. No Sunday. Holiday Blackouts.
Note: JetBlue is matching on some dates, but their weekend fares are more expensive.
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Fare availability screenshots were taken at 4:41 PM on 08/04/16.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Southwest. Screenshot taken at 4:41 PM on 08/04/16.
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- Documentation: Domestic Flight.
- Full Route: AUS-FLL-AUS
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $201
- Book this fare on: Southwest, (Other Airlines: Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, CheapTickets, BookingBuddy).
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