Save on New and Existing Flights with this Southwest Fare Sale

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Southwest is currently having a fare sale for flights flown between August 29, 2017 and March 31, 2018. With fare sales I always double check flights that I’ve already booked to see if the price has gone down. I know many readers have been able to get a bunch of points back on flights previously booked during these fare sales! It’s also a good opportunity to look into flights that you’ve been meaning to book. This sale goes through next week (August 17th) and 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….” Keep in mind though, Southwest recently changed their rules where if you “change” a flight it makes a fully refundable fare, non-refundable, so you might want to cancel and then rebook. You can learn more about this new rule hereBut 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. Although, you might want to cancel and rebook. 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.

Anyone able to find a good flight for a future trip or get points back on an existing reservation?

Comments

  1. I keep checking my flights.. And i always do one way bookings even for roundtrip routes, i just keep them in segments and so for a trip i booked from nyc to fll to mbj and back.. I got almost 15,000 points back in difference..4 tix,, at one segment it went from 5,600 points per person to 2,800. At the same token, very happy with a one way ticket from puerto rico to nyc that i got for $131 now costs $370..it pays to constantly check flights because they do fluctuate.. I even saw one flight from 4k points going down to 1,800 then next day it was gone.. That sched just didnt work for me..it would have been nice though since the cheapest fare thru points that i have seen is 2,100 k per one way..

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