Southwest Airlines is running another flight sale through Thursday at 11:59PM (based on the time zone of the originating city). These sales are a great deal and offer an excellent opportunity to travel around the US with cash or points.
Southwest Airlines Flight Sale
This flight sale places tickets at prices from $49 – $149. The price is dependent on the distance traveled.
- $49+ 0 – 500 miles
- $99+ 501 – 1,250 miles
- $129+ 1,251 – 1,750 miles
- $149+ 1,751+ miles
- Good for travel from August 26 – December 18, 2013
- Travel good for every day except Fridays & Sundays
- Blackout dates are September 2 and November 26 – December 3
- Good on cash or point tickets
This sale is perfect for the fall marathon series (as long as you are not flying on Friday or Sunday). I used a sale similar to this back in February to travel down to Baltimore for the weekend. It cost me 4,500 Southwest Rapid Reward Points and $5 (or $97 if I paid cash). That is a tremendous deal! Take this opportunity to get some great deals now!
I show before a sample itinerary for the Baltimore Marathon out of Rochester – same price as when I went down to Baltimore. If Southwest does not work for you, check Southwest cities with other airlines as the other airlines are matching the Southwest fares.
Getting Southwest Points
Southwest Airlines is a transfer partner of the Ultimate Rewards program. In addition, you can earn Southwest Rapid reward points by applying for any of the four Chase Southwest credit cards.
Southwest Airlines Personal Premier Card – 50,000 Points after $2,000 Spend in 3 months –application link
Southwest Airlines Business Premier Card – 50,000 Points after $2,000 Spend in 3 months –application link
Southwest Airlines Personal Plus Card – 50,000 Points after $2,000 Spend in 3 months – application link
Southwest Airlines Business Plus Card – 50,000 Points after $2,000 Spend in 3 months – application link
Purchasing Southwest Airfare at a Discount
If you plan to purchase the Southwest airfare outright during this flight sale, you may want to stop at your local office supply store first with your Chase Ink Bold or Chase Ink Plus card as you can get 5x points on purchases there – and they sell Southwest gift cards!