Nonstop Flights: Austin to/from New Orleans $28 r/t – Frontier

[08/14/2018 @ 4:48 PM] Book this fare on: FrontierPriceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, OrbitzCheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.

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Frontier has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to New Orleans (MSY) for $28, NONSTOP $15 each-way. Flights in September. Origin/Destination reversible. Departures on Saturday. Returns on Friday and Saturday.

Note: Frontier is currently running a promotion that will grant Elite status for the rest of 2018 if you register for the promotion [here] and complete two round-trip flights before October 15th . We think this fare is a cheap way to complete one of those round-trips. Elite status means that you no longer have to pay bag or seat selection fees.

Note: Frontier fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a small personal item, like a Jansport City Scout backpack is free. Checked bags cost +$35 each-way. You can avoid paying for seat selection if you accept the randomly assigned seat prior to boarding.

I’m currently using the Jansport Right Pack as my “personal item” when I fly Frontier. Which is slightly more than expensive than the Jansport City Scout because its fabric is Cordura instead of Polyester. Both have the same dimensions which are: 18″ x 13″ x 8.5″. There is half-an-inch of extra depth than what is officially allowed by Frontier, but it has never been a problem for me. The bag has a large main compartment, which makes it ideal for stuffing as much as you can into the limited amount of space.

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I was able to pull this fare up on Frontier. Screenshot taken at 4:52 PM on 08/14/18.

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