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Southwest has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Los Angeles, Denver, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, or Atlanta (LAX, DEN, LAS, FLL, ATL) for $118, NONSTOP. $59 each-way. Flights between August and December. Origin/Destination reversible.
They also seem to be matching the American Airlines fares that we mentioned yesterday.
Southwest doesn’t charge a fee for changes, cancellations, or carry-on bags.
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Southwest Airlines Flights from Austin
- $118: AUS – Fort Lauderdale
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $174)
- $118: AUS – Chicago
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $187)
- $118: AUS – Tampa
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $189)
- $118: AUS – Las Vegas
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $180)
- $118: AUS – Orlando
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $168)
- $118: AUS – Los Angeles
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $137)
- $118: AUS – Denver
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $156)
- $118: AUS – New Orleans
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $153)
- $118: AUS – Atlanta
- : SWA Economy – (lowest moving average: $125)
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