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Domestic Discount Airlines

Allegiant Air
Phone: (702) 505–8888
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Hubs: Las Vegas, Orlando
Where to Find Them: AllegiantAir.com
Tip: Based in Las Vegas, Allegiant Air flies to many smaller airports such as Bellingham, WA and Hagerstown, MD.

Frontier Airlines
Phone: (800) 432-1359
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Hub: Denver
Where to Find Them: The major booking sites, aggregator sites
Tip: Almost everything routes through Denver; check the weather. Frontier offers a number of flights to Mexico's most popular vacation destinations.

JetBlue Airways
Phone: (800) 538-2583
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Hubs: New York (JFK), Los Angeles/Long Beach
Where to Find Them: JetBlue fares are now available on major booking sites and aggregator sites.
Tip: Rows 12 and back have more legroom on many planes in the fleet.

Southwest Airlines
Phone: (800) 435-9792
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Hub: None
Where to Find Them: Southwest.com
Tip: Seats are not assigned, so check in as early as possible on the Southwest Web site before leaving for the airport to ensure that you get a priority A boarding pass.

Spirit Airlines
Phone: (800) 772-7117
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Hubs: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Detroit
Where to Find Them: The major booking sites, aggregator sites
Tip: Spirit flies from some unexpected airports -- like Atlantic City, Providence and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International.

Sun Country Airlines
Phone: (800) 359-6786)
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Hub: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Where to Find Them: The major booking sites, aggregator sites
Tip: Sun Country offers service to additional Mexico and Caribbean destinations in the winter and early spring.

Virgin America
Phone: (877) 359-8474
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Where to Find Them: On its Web site, aggregator sites
Tip: All planes have special "mood lighting" as well as interactive seat-back TV's; touch the screen to choose a movie, listen to music or even chat with other passengers onboard.

Looking for discount airlines outside the U.S.? See our list of International Discount Airlines.

Go Anyway,
Ed Hewitt
Features Editor
The Independent Traveler


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