New Southwest Flash Sale From $35 For Travel Into October!

Written by Charlie

A new Southwest flash sale is here with prices starting at just $35! Not only that, but you can book travel deep into October. This is a great time to lock in fall travel on the cheap now!

The Southwest schedule extended out this week and with that extension comes a huge Southwest sale in terms of length. Except for summer months, you can book travel now into October at Southwest sale prices!

New Southwest Flash Sale From $35

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Link: New Southwest Flash Sale

  • 21-day advance purchase required.
  • Book from March 13 through March 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid April 3 through June 13, 2018, and August 21 through October 31, 2018.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid April 3 through May 17, 2018, and September 5 through October 31, 2018.
    • International travel valid April 3 through May 17, 2018, and August 21 through October 31, 2018.
  • Domestic travel blacked out May 24-25, May 28, August 31 and September 3, 2018.
  • Fares not available to/from Norfolk, VA; Rochester, NY

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No LUV for Rochester, NY – AGAIN!

I cannot believe that Southwest has again chosen Rochester, NY as one of two cities that are excluded from this sale. That second city changes each time but the exclusion of Rochester, NY continues with each exclusion.

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. Come on, Southwest – leave my city alone! 🙂

Book Into October

The last sale was good until June 13. This sale is the same but then picks up again from August 21 through October 31. This is a lot of time for booking sale travel! Time to book now for fall travel on the cheap!

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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