Travel Deals

Surprise! A Southwest Sale is Out Now and Travel is Good Through May of 2019

Written by Charlie

Surprise! A Southwest sale is out and it is not a Tuesdy! That means that if you want to get a jump on everyone who waits until Tuesday, now is the time to check your travel plans and current reservations. You could save money or points on new and existing reservations!

Tuesday in the travel deal world is synonymous with Southwest sale day. However, Southwest pulled a little of a surprise and rolled out a sale that started today instead. This means that if you want to get some of the best sale rates, check them out today. Or, you know, you could wait until next Tuesday! 🙂

By the way, I absolutely love the non-subtle hints about Southwest’s competition in their sales – yes, their “basic” fares include stuff that other airlines would end up charging more for than their first class prices!

A Surprise Southwest Sale on a Monday

Link: Southwest Sale

Here are the details about this Southwest sale:

  • Book by 11/8.
  • 14-day advance purchase required for Continental U.S. and 21-day advance purchase required for San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Continental U.S. travel valid 11/19/18 – 5/22/19.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid 1/14/19 – 2/28/19, and 4/23/19 – 5/16/19.
  • Continental U.S. travel blacked out November 20-21, November 24-26, December 21-23, December 26-27, December 29-30, 2018; January 1-2, 2019

For some reason, Southwest has no LUV for Orange County, California with this sale as they have excluded them from it. Don’t worry about it, SNA, my hometown of Rochester has been on the ban list before!

This sale is also good for travel into May of 2019! That means that if you had any plans for travel all the way into May of next year.

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.