Southwest “Lucky U” Flight Sale

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Southwest is currently having a sale for flights booked by March 13th for travel through June 7th. While fare sales are great, I sometimes take them to be a marketing ploy. With that being said, I always double check flights that I’ve already booked to see if the price has gone down.

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With this particular fare sale a flight I booked for my parents actually went down in price. Since their flight was booked on points, I was able to rebook their flight and get the point difference credited back.

If you already have a Southwest flight already booked for a flight that decreased in price, you can get back the difference with no change fees:

  • For paid flights, 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.
  • For flights booked with points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can re-book your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.

You can learn more about getting your money/points back with a Southwest flight in this prior detailed post.


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  1. What I fail see YOU or all the other self-proclaimed EXPERTS mentioning.

    Book your RT award/paid travel on SW always as OW legs. That way, one can change flights one leg at a time to take advantage of sales fares. And sometimes better fares might become available on one leg only, the other going up or staying the same.

    • @Doctor Travel – Actually, you can book a roundtrip flight and if one way goes down (and not the other) you can still change that one way for the reduced fare. When you go to change your flight you select which leg you want to change by selecting the corresponding checkbox. So booking a roundtrip or one way for that reason does not matter.

  2. Thanks to you I was able to reduce some points on my return flight. Great article. Save me a lot of points. I changed it on a roundtrip reservation.

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