Cheap Flights: Dallas to/from Aspen $122 r/t – United Basic Economy

[04/29/2019 @ 12:18 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, CheapTickets, Hotwire.
[04/29/2019 @ 4:50 PM] Expired. Removing from deal list.

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United has round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to Aspen (ASE) for $122 with a connection. Flights in the first week of May. Very few weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.

Note: Last month’s deal was -$5 cheaper with the same carrier and had a larger date range.

Note: A checked bag will cost +$30 each-way in “Basic Economy”.

Note: “Basic Economy” fares do not include a free carry-on bag. Only a tiny personal item (like a laptop bag) is allowed for free. United’s personal item allowance of (9in x 10in x 17in) is smaller than most other airlines. Seats are randomly assigned prior to boarding. If you have the United MileagePlus credit-card, use the “free checked bag” perk.

  • Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Priceline) May 02 – May 04 / May 02 – May 05 / May 02 – May 07 / May 03 – May 05 / May 03 – May 07 / May 03 – May 08 / May 04 – May 07 / May 04 – May 08 / May 04 – May 11 / May 05 – May 07 / May 05 – May 08 / May 05 – May 12 / May 06 – May 08 / May 06 – May 11 / May 07 – May 11 / May 07 – May 12 / May 07 – May 14 / May 08 – May 11 / May 08 – May 12 / May 08 – May 15 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
  • Weekends and Short Trips: (BookingBuddy / Priceline) May 02 – May 05 / May 02 – May 07 / May 03 – May 05 / May 03 – May 07 / May 03 – May 08 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.

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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot was taken when this post was created. See timestamps at the top of the post.

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