Of course, Southwest sales are nothing new. In fact, they are around almost every week. But, they are great for a couple of reasons – one is the ability to change your existing reservation and rebook at a cheaper price for free and another is that the sales gradually extend deeper into the year.
Fly This Southwest Sale From $40 All the Way Into June, 2018
This is the first sale this year that breaks into the summer months so it is a good time to check the prices and get the best deal now.
Link: Southwest Sale
Southwest Sale Details:
- 21-day advance purchase required.
- Book from February 6 through February 12, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
- Travel Valid February 27 through June 13, 2018
- Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid April 3 through May 17, 2018
- International travel valid April 3 through May 17, 2018.
- Blacked Out Travel: Domestic and San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blacked out May 24-25 & May 28, 2018.
No LUV for Rochester, NY – and growing?
The last sale had something strange about it – they are specifically had excluded Rochester and Albany, NY from the sale. This time, they are spreading the non-LUV as they have now included Portland, Maine in the cities that are excluded from savings.
Rochester, NY is my hometown airport and so I find that to be somewhat peculiar as to why they would exclude it. I know the Lilac Festival is a big deal but not big enough to declare “no-sale” for the whole sale period. It is unfortunate that they continue to exclude it.
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.