Cheap Flights: Austin to/from Tulum or Saint Croix $257-$273 r/t [Apr-May / Mar-May, Jan] – American Airlines / United

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American Airlines and United have round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Tulum or Saint Croix (TQO, STX) for $257-$273 with a connection. Tulum flights April to May. Saint Croix flights March, April, May, and January. Very few extended weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.

A Carry-on bag and also a personal item is allowed for free on American. You can avoid paying for seat selection by accepting the randomly assigned seat at the gate.

If you use the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® with AA flights, you get: a 25% inflight food and beverage discount, a $125 AA flight discount after you spend $20,000 or more in purchases during your card year, and your first checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines flights for you and up to four companions traveling on the same reservation.

If you use the United℠ Explorer Card, your first standard checked-bag for you and your companion is free, you get priority boarding, two United Club passes per year, and you get a 25% discount on inflight purchases on United-operated flights as a statement credit.


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  • Austin to Tulum - Extended Weekend Dates: (Expedia / Travelocity) May 09 - May 14 / Other dates: There may be more dates available than the ones we list here, use the "flexible date" button on Expedia to find similar fares.



I was able to pull this up on Expedia and Priceline.


 


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