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This New Southwest Sale Has Fares from $41 for Travel Through May of 2019!

Written by Charlie

A new sale is here from Southwest which means fares from $41 and a sale calendar that is open all the way through May of 2019! This is a great time to save on existing reservations or to book some new ones.

Another Tuesday, another Southwest sale! But, this Southwest sale extends the sale period to almost the end of May. This means that we are getting closer to the summer season of booking sales! It also means that this sale will give you 5 months of travel timeframe to choose from to get your best prices.

New Southwest Sale From $41 Through May of 2019

Link: New Southwest Sale

New Southwest Sale Details:

  • Purchase from December 4 through December 13, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Continental U.S. travel valid December 18, 2018, through May 22, 2019.
    • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid January 14 through February 28, 2019, and April 23 through May 16, 2019
    • International travel valid January 8 through March 6, 2019, and April 23 through May 16, 2019.
  • Continental U.S. travel blacked out December 21-23, December 26-27, December 29-30, 2018.

Some more good news with this sale is that you have 10 days to book instead of the usual 3. This means it is a great time to start planning out your travels for 2019! Remember, with Southwest, you can always cancel or change your flights later with no fees and your bags are always free. Even with Southwest price increases over time, Southwest can still save most people more money over other carriers.

While the usual cheapest city pair still reigns (Las Vegas – Long Beach, CA), this time, Las Vegas will get you to many other cities in California at cheap prices as well. So, make sure you check those out!

Just like previous sales, Southwest is keeping SNA, Orange Count airport, out of the sale fun. For everywhere else, make sure you check to see what the prices are.

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.