Cheap Flights: Austin to/from Sacramento $144-$154 r/t – United

[03/22/2019 @ 06:08 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, SkyScanner, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, CheapTickets.

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United has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Sacramento (SMF) for $144-$154 with a connection. March to August. Weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.

Note: United “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a personal item (like a small laptop bag) is free. Seats are randomly assigned for free prior to boarding. If you have the United MileagePlus credit-card, use the “free checked bag” perk.

Note: The personal item size on United flights is smaller (9-in/10-in/17-in) than Frontier or Spirit (8-in/14-in/18-in).

  • Weekend Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Priceline) Mar 29 – Apr 01 / Apr 05 – Apr 08 / Apr 12 – Apr 15 / May 03 – May 06 / May 10 – May 12 / May 10 – May 13 / May 17 – May 20 / May 31 – Jun 03 / Jun 21 – Jun 24 / JuL 05 – JuL 08 / JuL 12 – JuL 15 / JuL 26 – JuL 29 / Aug 02 – Aug 05 / 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 up on Priceline. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.

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