[03/26/2018 @ 8:39 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, CheapTickets, Hotwire.
[03/26/2018 2 12:10 PM] Orlando fare is still available. Fort Lauderdale fare is mostly sold out.
Deals are usually valid 24 to 72 hours after posting, but can expire at any time (see time-stamp).
American Airlines has “Basic Economy” round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) or Orlando (MCO) for $105, NONSTOP. $52 each-way. Flights are mostly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April to May. Origin/Destination reversible.
Note: Orlando has a few Saturday departures available, but Fort Lauderdale doesn’t.
Note: “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a personal item (like a small-backpack) is free. Checked bags cost +$25 each-way. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding. If you have an AAdvantage credit-card you can avoid bag fees.
- Orlando – Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Mar 31 – Apr 04 / Apr 04 – Apr 11 / Apr 07 – Apr 10 / Apr 11 – Apr 18 / Apr 14 – Apr 17 / Apr 17 – Apr 24 / Apr 21 – Apr 24 / Apr 24 – May 01 / May 08 – May 15 / May 15 – May 22 / May 22 – May 29 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- Fort Lauderdale – Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Apr 04 – Apr 11 / Apr 11 – Apr 18 / Apr 18 – Apr 25 / May 08 (one-way) / May 11 (one-way) / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
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- Previous Lowest Price Average: MCO = $200 / FLL = $195
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