A happy 48th birthday to Southwest Airlines! And there's no better way to celebrate than having a massive sale on nearly every route they operate. Unlike many of Southwest's previous sales that only offered discounts on nonstop flights, this bday bash includes connecting trips too, bringing price drops to over 3,400 routes nationwide!
If you just so happen to be flying Southwest today (June 18) you'll get a free drink onboard to cheers to the airline's success. But for those who aren't taking to the skies today, you can join the party by booking one of these fares starting at just $98 roundtrip, or $49 one-way for fall travel.
Sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays starting on September 3 through December 18, 2019.
Travel is blacked out November 22, November 24, November 26-27, and November 30 - 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.
Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11:59 pm PDT.
Sample Sale Fares:
All fares also work in the reverse direction.
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.
Sale fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags up to 50lbs/23kg each.
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.
Searching Southwest's website, I found seats departing San Diego SAN on Wednesday, September 25, with a return flight from Sacramento SMF on Saturday, September 28, 2019, for $98 roundtrip.