[07/20/2022 @ 04:00 PM CT] Book this fare on: Spirit, Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Tripadvisor, Skyscanner, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, CheapTickets, Kayak.
[08/15/2022 @ 09:15 AM CT] This price is still available, but the original date ranges may have shifted. We have updated the example date links in this post to reflect those changes.
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Spirit has round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to New Orleans (MSY) for $78-$83, NONSTOP. Flights August to September. Weekends available. Origin/Destination reversible.
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.
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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- Dallas to New Orleans - Example Dates: (Skyscanner / Priceline) Aug 29 - Aug 31 / Aug 29 - Sep 03 / Aug 30 - Sep 03 / Aug 31 - Sep 03 / Aug 31 - Sep 07 / Sep 03 - Sep 07 / Sep 03 - Sep 08 / Sep 03 - Sep 10 / Sep 04 - Sep 07 / Sep 04 - Sep 08 / Sep 04 - Sep 09 / Sep 06 - Sep 08 / Sep 06 - Sep 09 / Sep 06 - Sep 10 / Sep 06 - Sep 13 / Sep 07 - Sep 09 / Sep 07 - Sep 10 / Sep 07 - Sep 12 / Sep 07 - Sep 14 / Sep 08 - Sep 10 / Sep 08 - Sep 12 / Sep 08 - Sep 13 / Sep 08 - Sep 15 / Sep 10 - Sep 12 / Sep 10 - Sep 13 / Sep 10 - Sep 14 / Sep 10 - Sep 15 / Sep 10 - Sep 17 / Sep 12 - Sep 14 / Sep 12 - Sep 15 / Sep 12 - Sep 17 / Sep 12 - Sep 19 / Sep 13 - Sep 15 / Sep 13 - Sep 17 / Sep 13 - Sep 20 / Sep 14 - Sep 17 / Sep 14 - Sep 19 / Sep 14 - Sep 21 / Sep 15 - Sep 17 / Sep 15 - Sep 19 / Sep 15 - Sep 20 / Sep 15 - Sep 22 / Sep 17 - Sep 19 / Sep 17 - Sep 20 / Sep 17 - Sep 21 / Sep 17 - Sep 22 / Sep 17 - Sep 24 / Sep 19 - Sep 21 / Sep 19 - Sep 22 / Sep 19 - Sep 24 / Sep 19 - Sep 26 / Sep 20 - Sep 22 / Sep 20 - Sep 24 / Sep 20 - Sep 27 / Sep 21 - Sep 24 / Sep 21 - Sep 26 / Sep 21 - Sep 28 / Sep 22 - Sep 24 / Sep 22 - Sep 26 / Sep 22 - Sep 27 / Sep 24 - Sep 26 / Sep 24 - Sep 27 / Sep 24 - Sep 28 / Sep 24 - Oct 01 / Sep 26 - Sep 28 / Sep 26 - Oct 01 / Sep 27 - Oct 01 / Sep 27 - Oct 04 / Sep 28 - Oct 01 / Sep 28 - Oct 05 / Oct 01 - Oct 04 / Oct 01 - Oct 05 / Other dates: There may be more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- Dallas to New Orleans - Extended Weekend Dates: (Skyscanner / Priceline) Sep 08 - Sep 12 / Sep 08 - Sep 13 / Sep 10 - Sep 12 / Sep 10 - Sep 13 / Sep 15 - Sep 19 / Sep 15 - Sep 20 / Sep 17 - Sep 19 / Sep 17 - Sep 20 / Sep 22 - Sep 26 / Sep 22 - Sep 27 / Sep 24 - Sep 26 / Sep 24 - Sep 27 / Oct 01 - Oct 04 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
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