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Southwest is currently having a sale for the next 3-days where you can snag some discounted flights throughout the end of Winter and beginning of Spring. Unfortunately though, this particular sale is limited to just Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Saturday travel – although based on previous sales, you still might find some cheaper flights throughout the week. This sale is for travel February 28th through April 8th. I know many readers are able to get a bunch of points flights on previously booked flights during these fare sales! It’s also a good opportunity to look into flights that you’ve been meaning to book. You can check out the eligible routes and prices here.
If you already have a Southwest flight booked for a flight that decreased in price, you can get back the difference with no change fees. You can read more about the exact process and steps to go about this with these two blog posts: “Changing and Canceling a Southwest Flight” and “If a Southwest Flight Goes Down in Price…” But essentially if you…
- Paid for the flight… You will receive a voucher for the difference in fare price to be used one year from the date the flight was originally purchased (NOT the date the change process took place). This voucher is non-transferable. The voucher will be tied to the confirmation number of the original flight. There is NO fee for this.
- Booked your flight using points… The difference in points will go back into your account immediately. Again, there is NO fee for this. This is why I love booking Southwest flights using points!
My favorite thing about Southwest is if you have points, you can speculatively book flights and if you need to cancel there are no fees at all! The points just go right back into the account they were booked from.