The Big Southwest Summer Sale Is Here!

big southwest summer sale
Written by Charlie

The big Southwest summer sale is here with flights at $49, $79, $99, and $149 for travel throughout the US! Find your favorite destinations and book now! Or, search for the flights you have already booked with Southwest and see how much the price has dropped – get that money or points back!

A couple/few times a year, Southwest launches a big sale that comes in at tiered pricing based on distances. Normally, the big ones are in early June and in October. I am not sure if this is an addition to those or they are starting the June one early, but at any rate, you get to save so who cares!

The Big Southwest Summer Sale is Here!

Link: Big Southwest Summer Sale

Big Southwest Summer Sale Details:

  • 21-day advance purchase required.
  • Book from May 15 through May 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid June 5 through October 31, 2018.
    • Domestic travel is valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid Monday – Thursday.

Thankfully, they have decided that people searching for fares to and from Rochester, NY are allowed to play in this sale – though the good people of Portland, Maine will have to search elsewhere for summer sale fares as Southwest does not want to make it easy for them (maybe something about being completely Northeast – as opposed to Southwest? 🙂

big southwest summer sale

Book With Southwest Points For Good Value

With point prices starting from only 1,300+ for the cheapest city pair, you can get a great value in your points. The cheapest tickets can give you a point value of over cents per point – very good for Southwest! So, while you check out the cash prices, don’t forget to look at point costs as well.

By booking the cheapest tickets, you can get some insane value out the best Southwest card offers! See how you could get over $1,300 in value from a single Southwest card offer!

Don’t forget to check your current reservations, thanks to the friendly Southwest cancellation and change policy!

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.

Also, do not take the blackout dates as being firm either! So, make sure you poke around and see what the true prices are for your desired travel.

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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.