Last Southwest Sale of the Year is Live – For Travel Through May 2018!

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Written by Charlie

The last Southwest sale of the year is here and you can snag sale prices for travel all the way into May of 2018! Last chance to save in 2017!

With Southwest, you can expect about 40 “sales” throughout the year with the 2 big ones each June and October. While they are fairly regular, they are also a great way to save on new and existing reservations so take a stab at this one to see if you can save one last time this year!

Last Southwest Sale of the Year is Live

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Link: Southwest Sale

Southwest Sale Details

  • 14-day advance purchase required.
  • Book from December 19 through December 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Travel valid January 2 through May 23, 2018
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid January 16 through March 1, 2018, and April 3 through May 17, 2018.
    • International travel valid January 9 through March 1, 2018, and April 3 through May 18, 2018

I like that this sale is good through December 28 for bookings. That means when you are sitting around with family this weekend, you can pick out some nice vacation destinations and trips for 2018 and save some money while you do it!

This sale doesn’t have the low $30s that some of the other sales have had so do make note of that. However, there are fares starting at $40 so that isn’t too bad.

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.

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