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A New Southwest Sale from $41 – Awards from 1,800 Points

Written by Charlie

A new Southwest sale is here with tickets starting at $41 and award reservations starting at 1,800 points. Some city pairs are even cheaper than from the last sale and you can change your reservation to save money or points!

Last week, there was the great $49 Southwest sale that comes around a couple of times a year. But, this week’s new Southwest sale from $41 actually has some better deals on certain city pairs. It is definitely worth checking out plus it lasts for 2 weeks.

A New Southwest Sale from $41

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Even though it is advertised as a $59+ sale, you can find tickets as low as $41!

Southwest Sale Details

Link: Southwest Sale

  • 14-day advance purchase required.
  • Purchase from October 11 through October 27, 2016, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid October 25, 2016, through April 24, 2017.
  • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid October 25 through December 8, 2016, and January 17 through March 2, 2017.
  • International travel valid October 25 through December 13, 2016, and January 10 through March 2, 2017.
  • Blackout Dates: Domestic and San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blacked out November 22-23, November 26-28, December 21-23, December 26, 2016 and January 1-2, 2017.
  • Domestic travel is not valid on Fridays and Sundays.
  • Travel to Florida and Nevada and from Florida to Nevada is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays.
  • Travel from Florida and Nevada and from Nevada to Florida is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid Monday – Thursday. International travel is valid Monday – Thursday.
  • Travel to Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays.
  • Travel from Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Travel to/from Mexico City; Liberia, Costa Rica and San Jose, Costa Rica is valid daily.
  • Fares valid on nonstop service only.

You can book these fares with cash or points. I have checked many city pairs and see 1.67 cents per point as the norm on many. This is a very good deal!

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An example – Baltimore to Boston

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Or you can book with 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.

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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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