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New direct (nonstop) flights from AUS (Austin, TX)

Old Mar 12, 2021, 3:37 pm
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I haven’t checked all the flights but typically when they have a press release with dates when the flights will start those flights seem to be loaded in the system. I checked AUS-MSY for Sept and no direct flight loaded as of yet. Even called AA and the agent said the flight wasn’t loaded and was unsure when it would be. Super curious as to the price as the 80 minute flight is fairly cheap on Spirit non-stop.
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Old Mar 12, 2021, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by NLO
I havent checked all the flights but typically when they have a press release with dates when the flights will start those flights seem to be loaded in the system. I checked AUS-MSY for Sept and no direct flight loaded as of yet. Even called AA and the agent said the flight wasnt loaded and was unsure when it would be. Super curious as to the price as the 80 minute flight is fairly cheap on Spirit non-stop.
Flights are typically loaded Saturday night/Sunday morning. If not this weekend, I'd expect they'll load on an upcoming weekend.
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Old Mar 13, 2021, 9:40 pm
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Flights have started loaded into the system:

AUS-MCO
May 6:
AUS 12:48pm - MCO 4:22pm 738
MCO 4:15pm - AUS 6:08pm 738

AUS-TPA
June 3:
AUS 4:30pm - TPA 7:55pm 319
TPA 8:35pm - AUS 10:10pm 319

AUS-BNA
May 6:
AUS 2:00pm - BNA 4:08pm E75
BNA 10:30am - AUS 12:55pm E75

July 2, second daily added and schedule changes to:
AUS 8:00am - BNA 10:00am E75
AUS 5:20pm - BNA 7:20pm E75

BNA 10:30am - AUS 12:40pm E75
BNA 7:55pm - AUS 10:05pm E75

AUS-RDU
July 2:
AUS 8:55am - RDU 12:55pm E75
RDU 2:45pm - AUS 4:45pm E75

August 17 second flight added:
AUS 4:00pm - RDU 8:00pm E75
RDU 8:45pm - AUS 10:45pm E75

AUS-MSY
May 6:
AUS 1:25pm - MSY 2:53pm E75
MSY 11:00am - AUS 12:38pm E75

AUS-LAS
May 6:
AUS 7:20pm - LAS 8:20pm 738
LAS 7:00am - AUS 11:48am 738

June 3, second daily added and schedule changes to:
AUS 12:45pm - LAS 1:55pm 738
AUS 7:20pm - LAS 8:35pm 738

LAS 7:00am - AUS 11:55am 738 (starts June 4)
LAS 2:35pm - AUS 7:30pm 738

AUS-IAD
August 17:
AUS 7:30am - IAD 11:36am 319
AUS 3:30pm - IAD 7:36pm 319

IAD 12:25pm - AUS 2:45pm 319
IAD 8:20pm - AUS 10:40pm 319


Saturday Seasonal:

AUS-ASE
June 5:
AUS 9:15am - ASE 11:00am CR7
ASE 11:45am - AUS 3:30pm CR7

AUS-SJD
June 5 (seasonal extension):
AUS 8:15am - SJD 9:55am 319
SJD 4:51pm - AUS 8:25pm 319

AUS-VPS
June 5:
AUS 9:30am - VPS 11:35am E75
VPS 12:25pm - AUS 2:35pm E75

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Old Mar 13, 2021, 10:58 pm
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Beach condos around VPS rent weekly from Saturday to Saturday so Saturday seasonal ends up making a lot of sense.
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Old Mar 14, 2021, 7:00 am
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AUS-MSY R/T Sept 1-Sept 5. $1012 for Main Cabin in an RJ-175. Checked other dates as well. Hub to DFW and you save ~800 bucks. The wife and I will likely just do the non-stop Spirit for ~215 bucks. I love me some OneWorld but not that much. Not even in the ballpark. Kinda sad. Oh well.


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Old Mar 14, 2021, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by NLO
AUS-MSY R/T Sept 1-Sept 5. $1012 for Main Cabin in an RJ-175. Checked other dates as well. Hub to DFW and you save ~800 bucks. The wife and I will likely just do the non-stop Spirit for ~215 bucks. I love me some OneWorld but not that much. Not even in the ballpark. Kinda sad. Oh well.
The flights just hit the system overnight and not all fares will be loaded at once, give it a little time, the fares will even out.
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Old Mar 14, 2021, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by aamilesslave
They can't serve the route from DCA. It's 65 miles beyond the perimeter.
While I agree that's the reason, I'm guessing there might be a tiny bit of OneWorld connections happening (QR, BA, IB, etc)?
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Old Mar 14, 2021, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by NLO
AUS-MSY R/T Sept 1-Sept 5. $1012 for Main Cabin in an RJ-175. Checked other dates as well. Hub to DFW and you save ~800 bucks. The wife and I will likely just do the non-stop Spirit for ~215 bucks. I love me some OneWorld but not that much. Not even in the ballpark. Kinda sad. Oh well.
Originally Posted by JJeffrey
The flights just hit the system overnight and not all fares will be loaded at once, give it a little time, the fares will even out.
Sheesh people are impatient. There's almost no chance of AA not matching NK if NK is in this market nonstop. When new services are added they will be on default bid prices for a little while until the forecast catches up. But it's pretty obvious that an oddball point-to-point leisure market like AUS-MSY is going to require matching ULCC pricing if AA wants to depart with anything other than a sea of empty seats...

And now that I know NK is in AUS-MSY nonstop, I will place my money on this being the first of the new AA AUS nonstops to get canceled!
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Old Mar 14, 2021, 4:01 pm
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The AUS-RDU timing is interesting, because it's the opposite of the old DL CR9 timing. DL had a 1x/day 8am-ish CR9 RDU-AUS and a return around noon. (wasn't always the same plane, it would swap with the CVG-AUS CR9 sometimes). But even in pre-COVID times, DL only charged $99 each way to upgrade from most coach fares to F.

MCO and maybe TPA used to be B6 routes, so with their new collaboration I'm not surprised to see excess AA metal there for a while.
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Old Mar 14, 2021, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by ElmhurstNick

MCO and maybe TPA used to be B6 routes, so with their new collaboration I'm not surprised to see excess AA metal there for a while.
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Jetblue still flies AUS-MCO. I didn't think they ever flew AUS-TPA?
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Old Mar 15, 2021, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Herb687
Sheesh people are impatient. There's almost no chance of AA not matching NK if NK is in this market nonstop. When new services are added they will be on default bid prices for a little while until the forecast catches up. But it's pretty obvious that an oddball point-to-point leisure market like AUS-MSY is going to require matching ULCC pricing if AA wants to depart with anything other than a sea of empty seats...

And now that I know NK is in AUS-MSY nonstop, I will place my money on this being the first of the new AA AUS nonstops to get canceled!
Ive missed FlyerTalk since pandemic! Its such a transparent place. The fare did level out to the Spirit fare and wife and I booked it. Since Ive done the Spirit non stop from AUS to MSY and know how full it is perhaps its a better market than one thinks. But I dont purport to an expert on anything other than being impatient.
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Old Mar 15, 2021, 2:49 pm
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Old Mar 16, 2021, 6:24 pm
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Plenty of T class open throughout the schedule if you’d rather do MSY-AUS on Avios. Or AA is matching the 15k r/t pricing on a lot of dates. I’m relatively indifferent about visiting AUS again, so I’m going to wait for a sale fare tracker to alert. Nice to know we have the option. If NK goes mechanical on that route, it’s unlikely you’re getting there the same day.

As for September 1-5/6, that’s Labor Day weekend, so who knows.

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Old Mar 19, 2021, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelerMSY
Plenty of T class open throughout the schedule if youd rather do MSY-AUS on Avios. Or AA is matching the 15k r/t pricing on a lot of dates. Im relatively indifferent about visiting AUS again, so Im going to wait for a sale fare tracker to alert. Nice to know we have the option. If NK goes mechanical on that route, its unlikely youre getting there the same day.

As for September 1-5/6, thats Labor Day weekend, so who knows.
The tourist zone is really a homeless camp now, so I would not bother coming here (to AUS) to have fun. These AA flights are probably more for Austinites to leave town. I like these new routes, and the Alaska and Jet Blue hook ups are already getting used by us.
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Old Mar 21, 2021, 4:03 pm
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Always glad to see my home airport get some new routes. I prioritize flying whoever has a n/s first so this will mean more AA for me. Managed to hit PLT last year b/c of the easier qualification.

There's plenty of fun going on in downtown Austin right now. I wouldn't expect someone in Boerne to know

There are a handful of homeless camps but other than avoiding those particular sidewalks it hasn't changed anything. There is a ballot initiative in May to reinstate the camping ban. I predict it'll pass.
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