Check Out the Current Southwest Sale for the Lowest Fares
It’s Monday and time for another Southwest sale! This once again is about the same as the last three or four sales, but there are some new destinations I added in like Philly to Ft. Lauderdale for $91.
Note: See the bottom of this post for how to check and see if there is a cheaper price on flights you’ve already booked and get refunded points or a travel credit if you paid for it.
Please note, Southwest currently has stopped including points prices in their sale listings, unfortunately, so I can only show you the cash price. However, the cash price should give you an indication of what the points price is likely to be, and you can click through on the gold “Go” button to check points prices, as well.
Also, you can often get better deals by taking a connecting flight; see my Southwest deals page (hoping to update this soon) for examples.
This sale is good for domestic nonstop flights every day but Friday and Sunday and for international nonstop flights Monday through Thursday for Wanna Getaway fares August 21 through December 19, 2018. Black-out dates are August 31, September 3 and November 20-21 & 24-26 2018.
The sale ends July 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. in each originating city’s respective time zone.
My assessment: This sale falls under the “OK” banner and the “it’s better to buy DURING a sale than not during a sale” :). There are a handful of good deals in here and I’m glad to see some new destinations continue to creep into the sale list like Philadelphia and Charleston, South Carolina.
Sample Southwest Sale Fares
Here are some of the best fares I found as part of this Southwest sale:
- Atlanta to Orlando, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale – $77-$78
- Austin to New Orleans – $83
- Baltimore/Washington to Cincinnati – $67
- Baltimore/Washington to Charleston, SC or St. Louis – $99
- Birmingham to Orlando – $94
- Boston to Atlanta – $69
- Buffalo/Niagara to Ft. Lauderdale – $90
- Charleston, S.C. to Chicago – $101
- Chicago Midway to Louisville and New York/Newark – $86-$88
- Cincinnati to Denver – $90
- Cleveland to Milwaukee – $67
- Columbus to Atlanta – $96
- Dallas to Denver – $91
- Denver to Long Beach – $72
- Detroit to Atlanta – $88
- El Paso to Phoenix – $69
- Ft. Lauderdale to Belize City – $69
- Ft. Lauderdale to Cancun – $107
- Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Cayman – $59
- Ft. Lauderdale to Turks and Caicos – $74
- Hartford to Tampa – $96
- Houston to Atlanta – $91
- Indy to Tampa – $101
- Indy to Oakland – $118
- Las Vegas to Long Beach – $47
- LA to Portland – $69
- Little Rock to St. Louis – $96
- Louisville to Houston – $91
- Milwaukee to Cleveland or Nashville – $67-$68
- Minneapolis to Denver – $94
- Nashville to St. Louis – $81
- New York/Newark to Ft. Lauderdale – $95
- New York/La Guardia to Tampa – $103
- Norfolk to Orlando – $93
- Oakland to Portland – $67
- OKC to Chicago – $98
- Omaha to St. Louis – $99
- Orlando to Raleigh/Durham – $91
- Philadelphia to Ft. Lauderdale – $91
- Phoenix to LA – $83
- Pittsburgh to Nashville – $95
- Portland, OR to San Diego – $94
- Raleigh/Durham to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando – $91-$92
- Salt Lake City to Las Vegas – $69
- San Antonio to New Orleans – $83
- San Diego to Vegas – $59
- San Francisco to San Diego – $62
- St. Louis to Denver – $99
- Tampa to Hartford – $96
- Tampa to San Juan or Cuba – $99
- Washington Dulles or Washington Reagan to Ft. Lauderdale – $87
Here is the direct link to the domestic Southwest sale. Click on your home airport (or nearest airport) from the dropdown list to see sale prices to various destinations.
The sale ends July 5!
How to Change a Flight on Southwest
If you’ve already booked a flight and want to see if there is a lower price, go to the Southwest.com, scroll down to the blue bar and click on Change/Cancel, enter your name and confirmation number, select Change and then review the current points prices.
Southwest charges NO cancellation or change fees, so you can rebook with no penalty if you find a lower price.
With updates to Southwest’s online reservation system, when you select Change, the system now shows you how much more or less current fares are than what you paid (either in points or cash). This makes it super easy to see whether you should “change” your flights to get a lower fare.
This functionality does NOT work, however, if you have added “companion” from your Southwest Companion Pass to your ticket. You will have to go to the Southwest Low Fare Calendar, check prices, remember what you paid to start with and then see if you should rebook.
To rebook, you’ll need to first remove your Companion (under My Trips in your My Account section at Southwest.com). You can then readd them also under My Trips in your My Account section after you’ve rebooked the flight, though sometimes it takes 24 hours from booking before it will allow you to do that.
To help keep track of what you pay in points or cash each time you book a flight, so you can later compare it with sale prices, check out my Flight Tracker tool in the Frequent Flyer Toolkit. It’s super handy and a big time-saver rather than having to dig up what you paid for a flight each time you want to compare.
Combine these sales with the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly free with you, and you can stretch your points quite far. Download my free guide that walks you step by step through how to quickly and easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass below:
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