Southwest and AirTran just announced discounted fares for purchases through February 7, 2013. These fares are valid for travel April 3 through June 8, 2013. Discounts fares are for nonstop flights and Sundays are excluded. Blackout dates apply (Boston, Providence, Manchester: April 12-13, April 15-16; System wide: May 10, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28).
The discounted one-way fare prices are based on mileage and follow this chart:
- 0-500 miles: $49
- 501-1,000 miles: $89
- 1,001-1,500 miles: $119
- 1,500+ miles: $149
With both airlines, if you previously purchased a flight and it is now less due to this less, you can get a credit:
- Southwest: If you pay for your flight, you will receive a voucher for the difference to be used one year from the date the flight was purchased. This voucher is non-transferable. If you booked your flight using points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can rebook your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.
- AirTran: For paid flights, you must call AirTran and request a credit for the difference. This voucher will be attached to the frequent fliers account who the ticket was booked for, but is fully transferable to anyone (you must just book through that FF account). The voucher expires one year from the date the flight was purchased.