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The Big Southwest $49 and Up Sale Is Live!

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Written by Charlie

The big Southwest sale is here with fares starting at $49 for the US, including Hawaii. Book new or change existing tickets to save!

Every year, Southwest runs two of their big sales that offer sale prices based on distances. These sales come in June and October are definitely the best time of the year to buy Southwest tickets. It appears that the June sale is alive and time to check for some sweet tickets!

The Big Southwest $49 and Up Sale is Live

Link: Huge Southwest Sale

As always, you can always change your current Southwest reservations and (if the price has dropped) get points back or cash back as a credit for future bookings – at no charge. So, time to jump into some great Southwest savings to see what kind of deals you can find!

The best prices are on the non-stop routes and those follow the normal “9”s of $49/$59/$79 and so on, based on city pair and distance.

I checked various routes I had my eyes on and they have all dropped in price so this is a legit sale!

Here are the details of this huge Southwest sale:

  • Book from June 4 through June 6, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
  • Continental U.S. travel valid August 20 through December 18, 2019.
    • Interisland Hawaii travel valid September 3 through November 2, 2019.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid September 4 through December 5, 2019
    • International travel valid August 20 through December 11, 2019.
  • Continental U.S. travel blacked out August 30, September 2, and November 22 through December 2.

Check Your Reservations to Save Money/Points!

One of the great benefits with these sales is to check your existing Southwest reservation and see if the fare is any cheaper right now. This is very common because many people will book as far out as they can when the schedule opens to ensure they have the flight. Then, with Southwest’s generous cancellation/change policy, you can make changes to the reservation and always make sure you are booked at the lowest price.

Cancellation and Change Policy

If you have already booked your tickets in the past, you can still take advantage of the sale. Southwest has the best cancellation/rebooking policy of the US airlines. Basically, as long as you cancel by 10 minutes before the flight, you get the points back in your account for free and with no penalty. That means you are free to make any changes you want without any problems or loss of points or cash!

Check Your Already-Booked Reservations For Price Difference

So, now is the time to search for your tickets within this sale and see if you have a better price available now than when you had booked it. If the price has dropped, you simply select to change the flight and look at the same dates and flights again. Once you go through and confirm, you will receive a refund of the difference in miles and the cash for the taxes will be transferred for the new ticket.

In 1 Minute, You Can Have Your Points Back!

The whole process takes less than 60 seconds and you could save a lot of money or points! If you had booked your ticket in the past using cash, you will receive a refund in the form of a credit that is usable for 1 year from the time you originally booked the ticket. If you booked it with points, you will receive the points back in your account for the difference.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.