While Southwest Airlines didn't advertise its own sale this week, the airline has matched prices from sales on competing airlines like Delta and Alaska Airlines. Fares are as low as $78 roundtrip and include two free checked bags.

Travel Availability

Travel dates follow either the Alaska Airlines sale or the Delta Air Lines sale that we posted earlier this week.

  • Travel Period: August 14 - November 6, 2019. (some routes only August 20 - October 16)
  • Travel Days of the Week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays for most routes.

Sale Period

These fares are unadvertised and may jump in price at any time. However, since the fares follow other airline sales, many of these fares will likely expire along with the Alaska Airlines sale tonight, June 13, 2019. The Delta sale expired yesterday, but we're still seeing these prices available today.

Sample Fares:

All fares also work in the reverse direction.

Burbank to San Jose $78 roundtrip, nonstop

Sacramento to San Diego $78 roundtrip, nonstop

San Jose to San Diego $78 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Los Angeles $98 roundtrip, nonstop

San Diego to San Francisco $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Oakland to Seattle $118 roundtrip, nonstop

Salt Lake City to San Diego $118 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to San Diego $138 roundtrip, nonstop

Portland to Los Angeles $138 roundtrip, nonstop

Austin to San Francisco $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Dallas to Los Angeles $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to Chicago $174 roundtrip, nonstop

Detroit to Nashville $188 roundtrip, nonstop

Detroit to St. Louis $188 roundtrip, nonstop

Kansas City to San Diego $198 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Dallas $198 roundtrip, nonstop

Dallas to Seattle $210 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Nashville $214 roundtrip

Nashville to Washington D.C. $218 roundtrip, nonstop

Columbus to Boston $218 roundtrip, nonstop

Houston to Seattle $220 roundtrip

Baltimore to Los Angeles $228 roundtrip, nonstop

Minneapolis to San Diego $234 roundtrip

Milwaukee to Washington D.C. $254 roundtrip, nonstop

Boston to Los Angeles $254 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale $254 roundtrip

Chicago to San Francisco $258 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Los Angeles $274 roundtrip

Washington D.C. to Los Angeles $294 roundtrip

Baltimore to San Francisco $314 roundtrip

Oakland to Maui $318 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to Baltimore $318 roundtrip, nonstop

Grand Rapids to San Francisco $334 roundtrip

San Jose to Honolulu $358 roundtrip, nonstop

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.

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


These 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.

Alternate Fares

You may find similar or lower fares in these markets on other carriers, but all other airlines charge for checked bags—some even charge for carry-on bags. Southwest has the advantage of two free checked bags and no change fees.

Example Booking

Searching Southwest's website, I found a flight departing Chicago MDW on Saturday, September 7, with a return flight from San Francisco SFO on Tuesday, September 10, for $258 roundtrip.

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