50% Off Southwest Flights – Expires Tonight!

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Just when you think it’s safe to leave the internet for a few hours a pretty awesome promo gets released (what a problem to have?!).  In case you haven’t already heard, to celebrate their 3 millionth Facebook fan, Southwest Airlines is having a one day sale where round trip Wanna Get Away fares are 50% off on certain dates (in bold below) over the next couple of months when you use promo code LUV2LIKE.  Here are the terms and conditions:

  • The multi-use discount code is required to be used in the Promo Code box in order to receive 50% discount on the valid travel dates listed below.
  • 50% discount valid for one-time use on a single reservation which can include up to eight people and is only valid if purchase is made on southwest.com or SWABIZ.com.
  • Discount is valid only on new reservations and purchase must be made on August 3, 2012 for travel on 9/5, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/31, or 11/6/12.
  • 50% discount code is valid for the Wanna Get Away Fares only and is applied before taxes and fees.
  • Roundtrip Required.
  • Discount will apply only on the valid travel dates.  If one direction of the trip is outside the valid dates and one is within the valid travel, only the portion of travel falling within sale dates will be discounted.
  • To obtain discount on existing reservations meeting all requirements of this discount offer, the reservation must be cancelled and a new reservation booked using the discount code (fare rules apply).
  • The discount is only valid with the provided Promotion Code and is not combinable with other Promotion Codes or fares available exclusively through the web tool DING!
  • Discount is not valid on reservations made using Rapid Rewards points.
  • Discount is not valid on Jackpot or Southwest Vacation package deals
  • Changes made to the itinerary after purchase will eliminate qualifications for this promotion.

After my current flurry of trips is over, I am on a temporary travel moratorium.  So, even at 50% off I’m not really able to add any other getaways right now, but hopefully this will work for some of you.  Remember that with Southwest, you can get a credit to use toward a future flight if a flight you booked drops in price, so this may work for re-booking if you already have a trip booked on one of these dates.

The discounted rate does not mean that the number of points required is fewer (darn!), but if you hold a Companion Pass, then one person pays the discounted rate and the second flies for free.  I see that Deals We Like and her husband are making the most of their Companion Pass and this promotion!

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  1. One of the dates is on a day we are were flying already! Now I just need to get through to Southwest to see if they will separate the reservation, I’ll cancel the return home portion (since you needed a roundtrip) and I’ll be golden!

  2. @deals, good luck! A daytrip to DC would be fun. I considered a day drip to New Orleans, but just can’t really fit it in.
    @PointsCashMiles, not a problem!

  3. Thanks so much. I had booked my husband’s best friend through Travelocity using that $200 off code and just got notice that it was cancelled. Luckily the travel dates matched the SW sale exactly and it will actually be a little cheaper. Score!

  4. A total debacle – people booking the SWA promo were charged multiple times (6-10x) on their credit cards, SWA pulled the promo several hours early without much of a comment on their Facebook page.

    Lots of upset customers not able to redeem with several hours left before the promo ended.

    SWA is in over it’s head with these promos, not the first time their IT dept hasn’t been able to deliver . . .

  5. Got a RT BWI-OAK (Yosemite & Lake Tahoe) for $168 & RT BWI-BOS for $72 (to link up with AerLingus’s 25K Avios deal)

  6. I got charged several times, both when purchasing my flights and again when I tried to add my Companion Pass to them. I called the A-List Preferred number and each time the agents were very helpful.

    The best part was, even though it was annoying to have my credit card temporarily maxed out, I got this in my e-mail today…

    “We hope you are willing to give us another try. We are confident that if you allow us the opportunity, you will have a better experience the next time you book, and as a gesture of goodwill, we’re sending a $150 Southwest LUV Voucher (in a separate e-mail) that we invite you to apply toward the purchase of a future Southwest reservation. The e-mail with the LUV Voucher code will arrive within the next few days.”

    I think a $150 voucher more than covers my “grief!”

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