Southwest has opened up a sale that will last into next week so it is time to check your reservations again to save money or points! Also, they have opened up their schedule through May of 2017.
New Southwest Sale Live
Link: New Southwest Sale
- Purchase from November 1 through November 10, 2016, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
- Domestic travel valid November 15, 2016, through April 24, 2017.
- Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid November 15 through December 8, 2016, and January 17 through March 2, 2017. International travel valid November 15 through December 13, 2016, and January 10 through March 2, 2017.
- Domestic 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 Friday and Sunday.
- See more details here
There are some good deals to be had and I was able to rebook another reservation and save a couple thousand points. Definitely check your existing reservations but also look at making new reservations! This sale is good through April 24, 2017 so that is a lot of travel days available for booking!
Southwest also opened up their schedule the other day so that you can now book flights through May 8, 2017. It was supposed to have been opened through June 2, 2017 but they decided to restrict it so you will have to wait until December 6 for the next extension to open up.
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.