Southwest Sale – Save on New and Existing Flights!

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Southwest is currently having a fare sale for flights flown between September 5, 2017 and February 14, 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 end of day TODAY, Thursday August 24 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?

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  1. I do these all the time.. Booked a trip ftom nyc to montego bay jamaica for 4 pax paid initially 60,000 points but broken into 4 one way segments of ny to ft lauderdale then jamaica and back,, now its down to 42,000 got all those points back and used those to book another 4 roundtrip tix to aruba from ft lauderdale on spring break nxt yr when they had a sale at 2,160 points each..now those fare are 10,000 points each one way…Gotta be fast too as soon as they open booking get it right away…

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