New Southwest Sale from $40 for Holiday Season Travel – Check Your Current Reservations

Written by Charlie

Take advantage of this new Southwest sale for holiday season travel! With fares starting at just $40, you can definitely find some deals for warmer weather, colder weather, visiting family, or taking a nice vacation someplace. Even if you already booked, check your reservations to see if you can save some money!

Here we are – Tuesday! That means a Southwest sale has about a 99.99% chance of dropping on us. 🙂 But, the good news is that this Southwest sale does cover a lot of the holiday season travel period, which means that this is a great time to lock in some tickets for travel around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Remember, you can always cancel later with no penalty or even change the tickets if prices drop!

New Southwest Sale from $40 for Holiday Season Travel

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Link: New Southwest Sale

New Southwest Sale Details

  • Book from August 7 through August 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid August 21, 2018, through February 13, 2019.
  • Domestic travel blacked out August 31, September 3, November 20-21, November 24-26, December 21-23, December 26-27, December 29-30, 2018; January 1-2, 2019.

Yes, you can pretty much locate all the exact holidays by looking at the blacked out dates! But, there are still some low prices available, even on those blacked out dates, and you can get cheap prices around those dates.

The usual Las Vegas – Long Beach sale price

In addition to the normally low Long Beach – Las Vegas, you can also find other deals that will take you to warmer weather in the winter time with things like Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale for $65. Search around and you can find some good deals! Also, you can check the reservations you have already booked to see if they have dropped in price.

Good prices for Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale as well!

The Usual Great Reasons to Book With Southwest – Points and Flexibility!

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.

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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.


    • Of course! That is why they black those out :). But I know many, many people who will seek out the dates that are cheaper for this time of year. Plus, the crowds are easier on the cheaper days as well!