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New Southwest Sale From $42 – Good for Travel Into March, 2019!

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Written by Charlie

Here is a new Southwest sale with prices starting at $42 and good for travel all the way into March of next year! If you checks bags for your trips, Southwest can now save you more than ever and this sale helps you save just that much more. Check out the details and book – or change – your flights now!

Southwest welcomes another Tuesday with another sale. This time around, the  math changes a bit for those who check bags a lot! With the big US airlines all charging more for bags, a roundtrip ticket with 2 bags would cost you $140 – just in fees! Check out this sale to see how many places are available for less than that cost – for you and your bags total! 

New Southwest Sale from $42

Link: New Southwest Sale

Southwest Sale Details:

  • 14-day advance purchase required for Continental U.S. and 21-day advance purchase required for San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Purchase from September 25 through September 27, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Continental U.S. travel valid October 9, 2018, through March 6, 2019.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid October 16 through December 6, 2018, and January 14 through February 28, 2019.
  • Continental U.S. travel blacked out November 20-21, November 24-26, December 21-23, December 26-27, December 29-30, January 1-2 2019.
Southwest Sale Good for Travel Into March

These sales are some of the better ones (not as good as the one which should come in the next two weeks, however!) since they have such a huge expanse of the calendar covered for eligible travel. Sure, there are some blacked out gaps in the calendar around Thanksgiving, around Christmas, and around New Year’s. But, there are no blacked out dates after January 2 and there are many holidays that will be coming and vacations for people going to warmer places. With an end date of the sale fares being March 6, that is a whole lot of time on the schedule!

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The cheapest fare is Long Beach and Las Vegas

The cheapest fare pair, as usual, is between Long Beach, CA and Las Vegas but there are many other good fares all around. The best strategy with these sales is to lock in the cheapest dates for your travel plans that you can find – and then change the ticket later if/when the price drops. With the big Southwest sale coming in just a couple of weeks, now is a good time to at least get the tickets for the dates you know you need and then check back later to save.

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Chicago to Houston isn’t bad either – the same price as AA but you get to board and select your seat, take regular carryon bags onboard and check up to 2 bags!

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Just for comparison – here is a flight with AA for the same date between the same airports.

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.