Southwest just announced a fare sale for flights flown between Sept. 3 and Dec. 18, 2019. With fares starting at just $59 one-way this is the perfect opportunity to fly on a good deal.
Whenever a new Southwest fare sale is announced I ALWAYS double check flights that I’ve already booked. With Southwest, if the price does down you can get your points back or a credit to use towards a future flight. In the past, I have personally been able to get a ton of points back on upcoming reservations and I know many readers have as well. It’s also a good opportunity to look into flights that you’ve been meaning to book. Although with most fare sales, the better fares will be gone sooner than later — so book now!
Fare Went Down in Price?
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….” Essentially if you…
- Paid for the flight (non-refundable fare)… 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.
- Paid for the flight (refundable fare)… You will receive the difference in fare price back to the credit card you used to pay for the flight.
- Booked your flight using points… The difference in points will go back into your account immediately. 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. I personally was just able to get back 702 points on an upcoming flight (3x tickets = 2,106 points).
Southwest Airlines Fare Sale Pricing
I was able to find $59 fares on my flights between my home airport of Boston (BOS) to Baltimore (BWI). A weekend trip to the DC area has been on my radar so this could be the perfect opportunity to take the family on a quick getaway.
Since I have the Southwest Companion Pass, my family of four could actually fly roundtrip for a total of 19,452 Southwest Rapid Reward points and $33.60. My daughter would then fly free due to the Companion Pass perks.
If you are wondering how you can fly 2-for-1 with the Southwest Companion Pass, right now the Southwest credit cards are offering 60,000 Rapid Reward points as their welcome offer. Fortunately, the bonus points earned count towards the number of points needed. This is a great way to get a jump start on earning the pass. I’ve personally have had the Companion Pass for 11 years and have saved tens of thousands of dollars on travel.
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card: Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card: Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months
- Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card: Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first three months
- Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Premier Credit Card: Earn 60,000 points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months
- Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card: Earn 80,000 points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months
I actually found many routes offering this low fares, so definitely do not delay. I love that I can book Southwest flights now with my points and cancel later with no fees if need be.
Anyone able to find a good flight for a future trip or get points back on an existing reservation?
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