[08/06/2015 @ 11:44 AM] Open this itinerary here: Priceline, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, BookingBuddy.
[08/12/2015 @ 12:50 PM] Still available. Updated example dates. Price will fluctuate +/- $10. Updated calendar.
[08/18/2015 @ 3:39 PM] Price has increased to $157 from $97.
[10/02/2015 @ 2:11 PM] Very limited and scattered availability. Will not be updating this post until a new batch of discount fares are published with more seats.
[12/18/2015 @ 1:22 AM] Still available. American has it at $81 round-trip.
The details in this post were valid at the time of the last update (see time-stamp above). Given enough time, prices and availability will change.
Multiple Airlines are offering round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to the Washington, DC area (DCA, IAD, BWI) for $81, NONSTOP. Cheapest flights in August. Slightly more expensive flights for are available to October. Holiday blackouts apply. Fare is reversible. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.
Carrier will depend on the dates selected.
To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a flight + hotel package will probably save you more money than booking each separately. Package deals on Travelocity and Priceline tend to be better than what are offered directly by the airline, so be sure to compare them before booking.
Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Priceline allow free cancellation before 10 PM CST the day after purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy allows you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. After the grace period, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.
United, Delta, JetBlue and Virgin America offer free cancellation within the next 24-hours while American allows you to “Hold” a ticket for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on AA.com you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if was purchased less than 24-hours ago.
The DOT doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.
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I was able to pull this up on Priceline, and it should be available on all the major booking sites. Screenshot taken 12:05 PM on 8/6/15.
- Availability: See calendar. Use the flexible dates calendar on Southwest Airlines Site.
- Documentation: Domestic Flight.
- Departure and Destination Airports: DAL, DFW – DCA, IAD, BWI
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Travelocity) Feb 17 – Feb 24 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
- Carrier: United / American / Virgin
- Fare Basis Code:
- Fare Class:
- Mile Accrual: UA and VX are revenue based. AA is 100%
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 4.07 (2384 miles)
- Full Route: DFW-DCA
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $144
- Open this itinerary on: Priceline, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Orbitz, Expedia, BookingBuddy.
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