Southwest and AirTran just announced discounted fares for purchases through February 7, 2013. These fares are valid for travel April 3 through June 8, 2013. Discounts fares are for nonstop flights and Sundays are excluded. Blackout dates apply (Boston, Providence, Manchester: April 12-13, April 15-16; System wide: May 10, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28).

The discounted one-way fare prices are based on mileage and follow this chart:

  • 0-500 miles: $49
  • 501-1,000 miles: $89
  • 1,001-1,500 miles: $119
  • 1,500+ miles: $149

With both airlines, if you previously purchased a flight and it is now less due to this less, you can get a credit:

  • Southwest: If you pay for your flight, you will receive a voucher for the difference to be used one year from the date the flight was purchased. This voucher is non-transferable. If you booked your flight using points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can rebook your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.
  • AirTran: For paid flights, you must call AirTran and request a credit for the difference. This voucher will be attached to the frequent fliers account who the ticket was booked for, but is fully transferable to anyone (you must just book through that FF account). The voucher expires one year from the date the flight was purchased.

Enjoy!

  • James K. said,

    UA and DL matching!

  • Matt said,

    Why are these prices not shown for all nonstop fares within these dates?

  • Jon said,

    Also keep in mind that you can redeem Rapid Rewards points for these fares…only 2,280 RR points for a $49 fare!

  • Jon said,

    Matt – this is typical with Southwest. Only certain routes have the discounted rates available.

  • dealswelike said,

    @Matt – As Jon said, it is typical for Southwest. Sometimes you can get an unbelievable fare, and other routes during the same sale are ridiculously expensive.

  • TK said,

    It’s not so much the route as it is the day. It lists the routes that are eligible but its not showing the discounted price for each day (IAD–>MDW).

  • Dave Z said,

    Thanks so much for this – I was able to rebook and get an $80+ credit for future travel!

    My question though is: where can I see this credit on the website? I went through the process and I was confirmed to be receiving the credit, and also I received an email with the information. However, I do not see the credit listed anywhere on the website, or in my account. Is there somewhere I need to go to see the credit? I’m sure it’s there somewhere but I just like being able to see it :)

  • dealswelike said,

    @Dave Z – The credit is tied to the reservation number that was changed. If you go to travel funds and enter the confirmation/reservation number along with your first and last name you’ll see it.

  • leftpinky said,

    Tk–could be blackouts or the cheap fare is already gone

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