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A Different Southwest Sale That is Capped at $199 or 13K Points Each Way

Written by Charlie

While this is not the time to travel, if you need travel sometime before June, this Southwest sale that is capped at $199 each way could be helpful.

Every Tuesday, Southwest rolls out their weekly sales that typically start in the range of $49. I am certainly not saying anyone should be traveling right now by plane but wanted to highlight this new sale since Southwest has capped it at $199 each way. This is good for travel into June so if you need to travel then, this could be the time to book with Southwest.

A Different Kind of Southwest Sale

No Fear of Change of Cancel Fees with Southwest

Remember that Southwest has the best cancellation/change policy amongst US airlines so you can always change or cancel your Southwest flight with no fee whatsoever. This means that you could book these tickets now and if they do not work out, you can always cancel them later or change to a different date without paying a change fee. If you pay with points, you get the points back. If you pay with a credit card, you will get the amount as a travel credit good for a year from when you booked.

Link: Southwest Sale

While $199 isn’t exactly cheap, it is also nice to know that no matter where you need to travel with Southwest once things change a bit, you can get there for under $199.

Of course, you can still get a bunch of cheaper tickets also, starting at $49 for the continental US and going down to $39 for travel within Hawaii. Here are the details of this sale.

  • 21-day advance purchase required.
  • Purchase from March 17 through March 19, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Continental U.S. travel valid April 7 through June 6, 2020.
    • Interisland Hawaii travel valid April 7 through May 20, 2020.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid April 14 through May 14, 2020.
    • International travel valid April 14 through May 14, 2020.
  • Continental U.S. travel blacked out May 21-22, & May 25, 2020.

Again, I know this is not the best of times for airfare sales but since travel habits will return to normal at some point and this sale is good through June, it could be helpful to some to know that the sale is capped at $199 each way.

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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.


  • So basically they are speculating that by June 6th they will be back to normal pricing. If they would push this out to the end of schedule I might buy. $199 is cheap but not that cheap in their limited network.

    • I’m with you. This is their first “sale” to extend beyond May but going to the end of the school season could likely have brought in more buyers. I did find things like ATL to Hawaii at decent prices, unlike normal prices.