Huge Southwest Airlines Sale Going on Now!

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Southwest Airlines just started a huge sale (I really love their sales!) where the price you pay for the fare is directly tied to the length of the flight.  I wanted to get this information to you ASAP as the “good flights” often sell out quickly when these types of sales occur.  So, don’t delay if you want to book a flight!  The sale runs through 10/20/11 for flights 11/30/11 – 12/14/11 and 1/4/12 – 2/15/12.  Of course, not every flight is included in the sale, but many are!

Prices listed are each way:

0 – 450 miles $35

451 – 1,000 miles $65

1,000 – 1,500 miles $95

1,501 + $125

Remember with Southwest, if the price drops you can rebook at the lower price and get a credit for the difference in the fare (the same holds true if you booked using points!) – so check your existing trips to see if the price has dropped!  Since their Rapid Rewards system also connects the number of points required for a free flight directly to the price of the ticket, this is a good time to book flights using points as well.

Sometimes when Southwest announces sales such as this, competitors will match their fares in some markets, so the next couple of days are a good time to look into flights for the date ranges of this sale even if you don’t plan to fly on Southwest.

Is this sale a good one for you?  Were you able to rebook a trip for a lower cost?

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  1. Thanks for the tip! (I saw this re-tweeted from BoardingArea) Hopefully something will come up so that I can take advantage of this SW deal, it’s too bad they don’t have too many flight options to Mexico. I linked to your post on my blog for other business travelers (, maybe others will get use out of it.

  2. RE: 1,0001 – 1,500 miles $95

    I think you meant 1,000 – 1,500 *grin*

    Thanks for letting us know!

    BTW, AirTran has the same sale going on. (They were bought by SW eariler this year)

  3. Thanks mommypoints! Just spent $60 to purchase points which were then used to purchase a ticket from SEA-EWR which would’ve cost $250+ 🙂

  4. Thanks for the tip. I managed to snag three tickets to Disneyland in December at the lowest price I’ve seen in years! My 2 1/2 year old is definitely ready for her second trip to see Mickey.

    By the way, I just LOVE your blog. We travel extensively with our daughter, but haven’t been maximizing frequent flyer points and rewards to their fullest. My money is definitely going quite a bit further now that I’m learning some additional tricks.

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