All is back to normal in the airfare world as Southwest Airlines is back to posting sales! For the last 3-4 weeks, Southwest has forgone posting a weekly sale which is the first time I've seen them do that in years. Maybe they'd skip a week here and there – but never a month.

But it looks like the hiatus was worth it because this latest sale is a whopper! With close to 2,500 routes marked down this 3-day sale is one of the most widespread Southwest has ever posted. One-way fares start as low as $29 and roundtrips for just $58, making it one of their cheapest sales!

And unlike previous sales where only nonstop flights got price drops, this time around connecting routes are seeing some phenomenal fares too. I'd recommend taking a look to see what's available from your hometown airport because who knows if Southwest will take another few weeks off after an epic sale like this one.

Travel Availability

Sale fares are valid for travel on Monday through Thursday and Saturday starting from August 20 through December 18, 2019.

Travel is blacked out August 30, September 2, and November 22 through December 2, 2019.

Departures to Las Vegas and select Florida airports are available Sunday through Wednesday and travel from Nevada and Florida is valid Tuesday through Friday.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 11:59 pm PDT.

Sample Nonstop Fares:

All fares also work in the reverse direction.

Honolulu to Maui $58 roundtrip

San Diego to Sacramento $78 roundtrip

San Jose to Burbank $78 roundtrip

Atlanta to Raleigh/Durham $98 roundtrip

Baltimore to Boston $98 roundtrip

San Francisco to Las Vegas $98 roundtrip

Providence to Washington DC-National $98 roundtrip

Salt Lake City to San Diego $98 roundtrip

Atlanta to Cleveland $118 roundtrip

Dallas-Love Field to New Orleans $118 roundtrip

Chicago-Midway to Kansas City 118 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Portland, OR $138 roundtrip

Newark to Chicago-Midway $158 roundtrip

New York-LaGuardia to Milwaukee $158 roundtrip

Oakland to Phoenix $158 roundtrip

New Orleans to Tampa $178 roundtrip

Buffalo to Ft. Lauderdale $194 roundtrip

Atlanta to San Antonio $198 roundtrip

Charlotte to Houston-Hobby $198 roundtrip

St. Louis to New York-La Guardia $198 roundtrip

Newark to Austin $198 roundtrip

Please note, these fares are only available on Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.

Related: How to Fly Southwest Airlines (And Get the Seat You Want)


Sale fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.

Seat Assignments

Southwest has an open seating policy, which means there are no assigned seats and you'll get to choose your seat during boarding. The order of boarding is determined by the time of check-in, so check-in exactly 24 hours before departure or pay for priority boarding for a better choice of seat.

Example Booking

Searching Southwest's website, I found seats departing San Diego SAN on Wednesday, September 25, with a return flight from San Jose SJC on Saturday, September 28, 2019, for $78 roundtrip.

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