Here we go – another new Southwest sale! This means it is time to check out your trip plans and see what prices are available from Southwest. Even if you already have travel booked with Southwest, this Southwest sale could save you some money or points on those reservations!
New Southwest Sale from $39 – Travel Through November 1
Link: New Southwest Sale
- Book by 4/20
- Timeframe 21-day advance purchase required.
- Continental US travel valid 5/2 – 6/14 and 8/22 – 11/1.
While it is disappointing that there is a hole on this sale from June 15 – August 21, there are still plenty of dates to book travel with this Southwest sale. It is great to have the option to book sale prices into early November as there are many people that like to start nailing down travel for the fall now. Not only that, but with Southwest’s policy on flight changes/refunds, it is a no-brainer to book now and then wait to see if the prices fall later.
The cheapest city pairs (at the $39 amount for one way) are Las Vegas – Long Beach and Reno – Oakland. From there, it goes up with many more cities showing availability as the prices go up.
Good Point Values
Even though the value of Southwest points is “fixed” around 1.5 cents per point, there are always better redemptions available than that! Just playing around with a number of city pairs, I was able to see some that were anywhere from 1.9 cents – 2.3 cents per point! That is a nice way to get some extra value from your Southwest points!
Check Your Reservations to Save Money/Points!
The real benefit of these sales is for you to check your existing Southwest reservation and see if the fare is any cheaper right now. This is very common because many people will book as far out as they can when the schedule opens to ensure they have the flight. Then, with Southwest’s generous cancellation/change policy, you can make changes to the reservation and always make sure you are booked at the lowest price.
Cancellation and Change Policy
If you have already booked your tickets in the past, you can still take advantage of the sale. Southwest has the best cancellation/rebooking policy of the US airlines. Basically, as long as you cancel by 10 minutes before the flight, you get the points back in your account for free and with no penalty. That means you are free to make any changes you want without any problems or loss of points or cash!
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.
It is a great time to lock in reservations now and then you can always change later (for free) if the dates or travel no longer suits you. If you booked a while ago, you will have a decent shot at getting some money/points back with this sale. That is always a good thing and a great reason to shop with Southwest.