[09/05/2019 @ 03:01 PM CT] Book this fare on: Frontier.
Frontier has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to New Orleans (MSY) for $29-$31, NONSTOP. $15 each-way. Flights September to November. Departures on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. No short weekend trips. Origin/Destination reversible.
Note: Frontier fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a small personal item, like a Jansport City Scout backpack is free. You can avoid paying for seat selection if you accept the randomly assigned seat prior to boarding.
Note: Frontier seats only have 28-inches of pitch; 2-to-3 inches less space than most other airlines.
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.
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I was able to pull this up on Frontier. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.
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