Southwest is running a fare sale where they are discounting their flights (in select markets) that take place before 7am or after 7pm. Those that do not mind flying super early in the morning or late in the evening can possibly find a great deal! This sale is for flights booked through February 5, 2018 for travel February 27 through May 23, 2018.
Already have a flight booked?
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-ish rule here. 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. 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?