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Southwest and American Airlines have round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $197, NONSTOP. $99 each-way. Flights Mondays to Thursdays and also Saturdays, August to December. Holiday blackout applies. Origin/Destination reversible.
Note: If you plan to book this as a Flight+Hotel package, use the ‘USASAVE100’ coupon code on Southwest Vacations to save up to $100 on the package.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Aug 24 – Aug 28 / Aug 26 – Aug 30 / Sep 07 – Sep 12 / Sep 09 – Sep 14 / Sep 14, 16 – Sep 18, 20 / Sep 21, 23 – Sep 25, 27/ Sep 28, 30 – Oct 02 , 04 / Oct 05, 07 – Oct 09, 11 / etc… / Nov 02, 04 – Nov 06, 08 / Blackout: Nov 08 – Nov 28 / Nov 29 – Dec 06 / Nov 30 – Dec 04 / Dec 02 – Dec 04, 06, 09, 13 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own. Use the Fare Calendar on Southwest Airlines.
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- Full Route: AUS-LAX-AUS
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $270
- Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.
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