New 3-Day Southwest Sale From $40 – Save On Current and New Reservations

Written by Charlie

A new 3-day Southwest sale has landed and tickets start at just $40. If you want to save money on current reservations or new ones, today is a good time to check out these sale fares for upcoming travel!

The most recent Southwest sale ended last Thursday and it had been a sale that was up for several weeks. Today, they launched a new sale that is only available for booking for 3-days. But, don’t worry, if you miss this one, they should have another one up next week! 🙂 Still, this is a great time to check your current reservations and rebook to save if the price has dropped!

New 3-Day Southwest Sale From $40

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Link: New 3-Day Southwest Sale

Southwest Sale Details:

  • 21-day advance purchase required.
  • Book from January 30 through February 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Travel valid February 20 through May 23, 2018.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid April 3 through May 17, 2018
    • International travel valid April 3 through May 17, 2018.
  • Blackout Dates: Domestic and San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blacked out May 24-25 & May 28, 2018.

No LUV for Rochester, NY?

This sale has something strange about it this time – they are specifically only excluding Rochester and Albany, NY from the sale. 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. We will see if they continue to exclude it the next sale or not!

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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.