Looking to fly to/from or within California? Southwest has dropped all of its inter-California flights to $39 each way ($78 roundtrip) for travel this winter/spring. Nonstop flights between California and other states are available for $78 - $198 roundtrip.
Travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 22, with a 21-day advance purchase required. Take a one-night change of scenery or spend an entire week in another locale. If you just want to get away for a few days, combine these low $39 one-way fares with another low fare on other days of the week.
Tickets must be booked by 11:59 pm PT, February 6, 2019.
Please note, these fares are only available on Southwest.com. Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.
A sample of nonstop fares include:
All fares work in the reverse direction as well.
As an example booking, I found seats on an early morning flight departing San Jose SJC on Tuesday, March 19, returning from Orange County SNA on an evening flight, Wednesday, March 20. That's two full days in SoCal for only $78 roundtrip, which sure beats the 6-9 hour drive each way depending on traffic.