No, you are not wrong – there was just a Southwest sale last week and the big one before that! But, I am certainly not going to complain when an airline wants to drop their prices on a regular basis! It makes it that much easier to plan out travel and make sure you are getting the best possible price for your trip.
New Southwest Sale – From $42 Through December
Southwest Sale Details
- Book from June 20 through June 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
- Domestic travel valid August 22 through December 16, 2017.
- Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid September 6 through December 7, 2017
- International travel valid November 5 through December 13, 2017.
- Blackout Dates: Domestic and San Juan, Puerto Rico travel blacked out September 1, September 4, November 21-22 & November 25-27, 2017.
- More details here
Save Even More – Up to 15%!
If you saw my post yesterday, hopefully you snapped up some of the 1,000 Southwest gift cards that sold at a discount. Using those, you can save another 10% – even up to 15% on these Southwest sale prices! It is always good to be on the lookout for those eBay deals because they make a killer combo with Southwest sales.
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!
New this month: with Southwest’s new system, cancelling a flight will put the taxes back as a travel voucher good for a year. Better to simply change the flight if you don’t want the travel voucher. But, for all domestic flights, the taxes are just a small amount anyway so it may not be that big of a deal.
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.