[07/08/2022 @ 11:33 AM CT] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Tripadvisor, Skyscanner, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, CheapTickets, Kayak.
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Spirit has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Newark/New York (EWR) for $118, NONSTOP. Flights August to October. Extended weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.
Note: Spirit fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a small personal item, like a Jansport SuperBreak backpack is free. You can avoid paying for seat selection if you accept the randomly assigned seat prior to boarding.
Note: Spirit seats only have 28-inches of pitch; 2-to-3 inches less space than most other airlines.
I’m currently using a small Jansport backpack as my “personal item” when I fly Spirit. Dimensions for my backpack are: 18″ x 13″ x 8.5″. Which is half-an-inch larger than what is officially allowed by Spirit, but it has never been a problem for me. Bag designs like the Jansport SuperBreak backpack have the same dimensions as the bag I’m using, and also have 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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