Southwest is having a 72-hour sale with fares starting at $49, $99, $129, or $149 one-way depending on the flight mileage.
Southwest runs these types of offers a few times a year, but unfortunately the past few times have been at a “starting at” price, not a fixed price like it used to be. Only non-stop flights are included in this sale, which is unfortunate for those flights that require a stop over (although those seem to be discounted as well). This sale is for travel December 14-8, 2013 and January 7-February 12, 2014. You must book your flight by by this Thursday (October 13, 2013).
Unfortunately, only non-stop flights are included in this sale, and those on Friday and Sundays as well as to/from San Juan are excluded – although all flights even those excluded seem to be discounted as well. Many times when Southwest Airlines has these fare sales many other airlines seem to match, so be on the look out. I’ll keep my eye out as well. Typically the matching will start later in the day the sale was announced (so later today) or the following day (so tomorrow).
Some flights I looked into are even cheaper than the sale states. For example, I saw flights from Hartford to Ft. Lauderdale for as low as $91 during this sale and based on the distance it should be $129. For this particular route the flight is pricing out 4,800 points, which is really cheap!
Remember, if you already have a Southwest flight already booked for this time period, it is worth looking into to see if the price has gone down:
- For paid flights, 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.
- For flights booked with points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can re-book your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.
While Southwest sales are not as good as they used to be, you might find a good deal. You can check out the terms and book here.