New Southwest Summer Sale Priced From Just $55

Written by Charlie

If you are trying to find a deal for airfare for the next few months, check out this new Southwest summer sale! It actually runs all the way through the end of the Southwest schedule so definitely check it against travel you already booked or travel you WANT to book!

Hey! Southwest finally decided to mix things up a bit and start a sale on a day other than Tuesday! Plus, it is for summer travel. There is no period of travel in the US that costs more month over month than the summer season. Between nicer weather and no school, more people hit the roads and skies than at other periods.

New Southwest Summer Sale Priced From Just $55

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That means prices will certainly be higher for summer travel. So, anytime you see the words “summer” and “sale” together with travel, you should take a quick look to see if it can save you some money!

Link: New Southwest Summer Sale

Southwest Summer Sale Details:

  • 21-day advance purchase required.
  • Book from May 24 through May 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid June 19 through November 3, 2018.
  • Black out dates for domestic travel –  May 24-25, May 28, August 31 & September 3, 2018.
  • Domestic travel is valid only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
    • Travel to Florida and Nevada and from Florida to Nevada is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays.
    • Travel from Florida and Nevada and from Nevada to Florida is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays.

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Sorry, Newark, Portland, and San Juan!

Southwest has mixed something else up this time by including blackouts for travel to/from for Newark, NJ and San Juan, Puerto Rico in addition to the mainstay of Portland, Maine. If you planned on getting out of town from those locations (or traveling to them), no sale fares for you this time.

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.

Also, do not take the blackout dates as being firm either! So, make sure you poke around and see what the true prices are for your desired travel.

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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.