[12/03/2019 @ 05:51 PM CT] Book this fare on: Spirit, Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, SkyScanner, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, CheapTickets.
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Spirit has round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to Saint Croix (STX) for $196-$198 with a connection. Flights January to February. Departures on Tuesday and Thursday. Sparse availability.
Note: Spirit 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: Spirit 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 Spirit. 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 Spirit, 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 Spirit. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.
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- Previous Lowest Price Average: $299
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