Finding Cheap Southwest Fares

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As I wrote about first thing this morning, Southwest just launched a fare sale with prices starting at $49 each way. Of course every route is not going to price out this low, but I’ve been searching for some fares myself and they are very favorable compared to what I was finding a few days ago!

The good thing about Southwest is they make it very easy for you to find the cheapest fare any day of the week. Since all fares price out as one-ways, you can use their “Flexible Dates” calendar to see the cheapest price every day of the month.

To Do This:

  • Enter your city pairs and search or your desired dates. All flight options on those dates will appear.

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  • Select the “Search Now” button to see the cheapest fares for the entire month. You can then select any day of the month to see all the flight options for that date. If you have flexible travel, this is a great way to see if you can go at another time for even cheaper!

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  • And if you want to see the number of points a particular flight requires, you can select the “POINTS” option to see this. Remember, point values are fixed so unlike other airlines the number of points will increase as the fare price gets higher.

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Overall, I’ve found some great fares from New England to Florida, from coast to coast, and everywhere in between. If you have flexible travel plans you might be able to find a great deal. And remember, if you have the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass, your companion can travel with you for free! Even when using points!

But remember, the earlier you book, the better your price will be. And hopefully other airlines will start to match fares too!

Anyone able to find some good deals? I personally booked a few flights speculatively for a ski trip out West. That is the beauty of canceling with Southwest points… I can cancel at any point with no penalty or fee!

Related posts for booking Southwest travel:

  1. Changing and Canceling a Southwest Ticket
  2. Canceling a Flight Booked with Points
  3. Changing a Flight if Booked as a Roundtrip
  4. Getting Money Back if the Flight Goes Down in Price

 

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