New Southwest Sale: Holiday Season Travel as Low as $40!

Written by Charlie

This is not any ordinary Southwest sale – this one is good for travel into February of 2019! Not only, but for the first time this year, the holiday season is open with sale prices. Check out the tickets, which start as low as $40 for a one way trip. If you want cold weather, warm weather, family time – book now!

Southwest sales are certainly nothing new – but it is always a great thing when it kicks the sales out further into the schedule! When that includes the very popular and busy holiday seasons, it makes it even better! If you were waiting for lower ticket prices for dates around the holidays, definitely check out this new Southwest sale!

New Southwest Sale: Holiday Season Travel as Low as $40!

Link: New Southwest Sale

Of course, you are going to hit some black out dates immediately around such holidays as Christmas but the rest of the season is on sale. If you are planning on going to see family or just want to take a vacation at the holiday time, now is the time to book your tickets. As always with Southwest, you can always change your tickets later if the price happens to drop – for free!

Southwest Sale Details

  • Purchase from July 24 through July 26, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid August 21, 2018, through February 13, 2019.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid September 5 through December 6, 2018.
    • International travel valid August 21 through December 12, 2018.
  • Blacked out dates: Domestic and San Juan, Puerto Rico 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

The usual city pair of Las Vegas and Long Beach are at the lowest price of $40 but there are plenty of other north <-> south city pairs that are under the usual prices as well.

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.