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Southwest is having a 4 day sale with fares starting at $49, $79, $99, or $149 one-way. Typically with these Southwest sales, the further the distance, the more expensive the flight.
Southwest runs these types of offers a few times a year, but unfortunately the past few years have been at a “as low as” price, not a fixed price like it used to be. This sale is for travel June 5 through October 31, 2018, but you must book your flight by this Friday May 18th. And for some reason the fares are not available to/from Portland, ME!
Now, the best thing about these Southwest Airline sales is that many airlines seem to match, so be on the look out. I’ll keep my eyes out and be sure to report back if I start to see anything. Also, with these Southwest fare sales, the good fares will sell out quickly, so I suggest not delaying and book now!
Remember, 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, earlier this year Southwest 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 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?