Like many other Tuesdays, Southwest, AirTran, and JetBlue have announced a new sale for Summer flights. If you have upcoming travel you are looking to book, it is worth checking it out. Or, if you’ve already booked with these airlines see if your fare price has gone down. If so, all three airlines will give you a credit back for the difference in price if you call and request it.

Southwest’s “Sensational Savings to Kick off Summer” Sale

  • Available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com.
  • 14-day advance purchase required.
  • Purchase from May 21 through May 23, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Travel through June 25, 2013.
  • Travel valid every day except Fridays & Sundays.
  • 14-day advance purchase required.
  • Purchase by May 23, 2013, 11:59 pm PT.
  • Travel through June. 25, 2013.
  • Domestic sale valid for travel every day except Fridays & Sundays.
JetBlue’s “The Fly It Like It’s Hot” Sale

  • Book by May 22, 2013 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time).
  • Fares not available on Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Priceline or LowestFare.
  • Travel June 4 through August 28, 2013. Blackout Dates: July 2 – 10. (Day of week restrictions, travel window exceptions, and blackout dates apply and vary by route.)
Even though the Southwest sale states travel through June 25th, I was looking up a flight that I need to take in September and it was about $30 cheaper than what I found this past weekend.
As mentioned above, with both airlines if you book now and the flight price goes down you are able to 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.
  • JetBlue: For paid flights, call JetBlue and request a credit for the difference. They credit will  be tied to your travel bank account that can be used for any future traveler. The voucher expires one year from the date the flight was purchased.

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  • Rafi said,

    Will other airlines match?

  • dealswelike said,

    @Rafi – Typically with these types of sales, other airlines don’t match.

  • shonuffharlem said,

    I thought that Jetblue charges a change fee?

  • dealswelike said,

    @shonuffharlem – They do, however, if you aren’t changing your flight but just getting a credit for the fare dropping in price there is no change fee.

  • Kevin said,

    JetBlue puts the money into your travel bank (not a voucher). It expires in 1 year.

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