As an example, I found tickets departing Charlotte CLT on Friday morning, August 30, with returns flights available from Newark EWR on Monday or Tuesday morning September 2 and 3, 2019, for this price.
This fare includes a carry-on bag plus one small personal item. A checked bag costs $30 each way.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for this price. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.
Bumping up to American's standard Economy fare will cost a hefty $106 more, or $243 roundtrip, so its best to stick it out with Basic Economy.
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