[10/14/2017 @ 3:04 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.
United has round-trip “Basic Economy” flights from Houston (IAH) to Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), Chicago (ORD), and San Diego (SAN) for $98, NONSTOP. $50 each-way. Regular Economy fares are +$40 more each-way. Flights scattered September to November 2017 and also January to February 2018. Holiday blackouts apply. Origin/Destination reversible.
Southwest is matching with Regular Economy fares that include 2 free checked bags. Use the Fare Calendar on Southwest.
Note: “Basic Economy” fares on United don’t include a free checked/carry-on bag. Your seat will be assigned after check-in and you will board in the last group. If you have a United MileagePlus Credit Card, you get one free bag and priority boarding even in “Basic Economy”.