[07/31/2018 @ 1:28 PM] Book this fare on: Frontier, Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.
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Frontier has round-trip flights from Austin or San Antonio (AUS/SAT) to Jacksonville or Albuquerque (JAX/ABQ) for $28, NONSTOP. $15 each-way. Flights in August and September. Origin/Destination reversible.
Note: Be sure to check both SAT and AUS for availability, some dates only are available out of one airport or the other.
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.
- Jacksonville – Example Dates: (Frontier / BookingBuddy) Aug 14 – Aug 21 / Aug 16 – Aug 23 / Aug 19 – Aug 26 / Aug 21 – Aug 28 / Aug 23 – Aug 30 / Aug 26 – Sep 02 / Aug 28 – Sep 04 / Aug 30 – Sep 06 / Sep 04 – Sep 11 / Sep 06 – Sep 13 / Sep 11 – Sep 18 / Sep 13 – Sep 20 / Sep 18 – Sep 25 / Sep 25 – Oct 02 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- Albuquerque – Example Dates: (Frontier / BookingBuddy) Aug 15 – Aug 22 / Aug 18 – Aug 25 / Aug 22 – Aug 29 / Aug 25 – Sep 01 / Sep 01 – Sep 08 / Sep 05 – Sep 12 / Sep 08 – Sep 15 / Sep 12 – Sep 19 / Sep 15 – Sep 22 / Sep 19 – Sep 26 / Sep 22 – Sep 29 / Other dates: 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 Frontier. Screenshot taken at 1:32 PM on 07/31/18.
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