[11/27/2015 @ 5:23 PM] Open this itinerary here: Priceline, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
[12/21/2015 @ 2:03 PM] Deal is back. Less dates available.
[01/05/2016 @ 10:20 AM] Fare increased to $395.
[01/10/2016 @ 6:38 PM] Old post. fare gone. Removing from deal list.
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American Airlines is offering round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Punta Cana (PUJ) for $361 with a connection. Flights January to March. Fare is reversible. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.
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- Valid departure dates: January 01, 03, 08-10, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 24-26, 31 / February 02, 06-07, 20, 25-29 / March 01, 03 , 08-09
- Valid return dates: January 14-15, 21-22, 25, 28-30 / February 04, 11-12, 17-18, 24, 25 / March 04-08, 11, 14, 15
I was able to pull this fare up on Orbitz, and it should be available on most of the major booking sites. Screenshot taken at 3:22 PM on 11/29/15.
- Availability: See list of available departure and return dates.
- Documentation: Passport Required.
- Departure and Destination Airports: AUS – PUJ
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Jan 15 – Jan 22 / Jan 22 – Jan 28 / Jan 29 – Feb 04 / Feb 25 – Mar 03 / Other dates: Use the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
- Carrier: American
- Fare Basis Code: OA14ZNJ3 / QNE9B0Z1
- Fare Class: O / Q
- Mile Accrual: 100%
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 9.06 (4028 miles)
- Full Route: AUS-MIA-PUJ-MIA-AUS
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $521
- Open this itinerary on: Orbitz, CheapTickets, Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
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