Nonstop Flights: Houston to New York/Newark $153 r/t – “Red Eye” United Basic Economy

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United has “Red Eye Basic Economy” round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to New York (EWR) for $153, NONSTOP. $77 each-way. Flights March, July, and August. A few Friday departures are available. “Regular Economy” fares are available for +$50 more.

Note: Red-Eye flights leave early in the morning. If you’re not a fan of these types of schedules, wait for Southwest to have a sale. They often put theirs up with better time-tables and their flights don’t charge a fee for bags.

Note: Carry-on bag is NOT allowed for free. Only a tiny personal item (like a laptop bag) is allowed for free. United’s personal item allowance of (9in x 10in x 17in) is smaller than most other airlines. You can avoid seat selection fees if you accept a randomly assigned seat at the gate. If you have the United MileagePlus credit card you should be able to avoid bag fees with the “free checked-bag” perk.

  • Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / PricelineMar 13 – Mar 20 / Mar 15 – Mar 20 / Mar 20 – Mar 27 / Mar 27 – Apr 03 / Mar 30 – Apr 02 / Jul 12 – Jul 16 / Jul 19 – Jul 22 / Jul 27 – Jul 31 / Aug 02 – Aug 02 – Aug 07 / Aug 09 – Aug 13 / Aug 16 – Aug 20 / Aug 23 – Aug 25 / Aug 28 – Sep 01 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.

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I was able to pull this up on Priceline. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.

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