If you live in or want to visit the New York City area, you may want to book a flight on Southwest sooner rather than later. After the news that Southwest has decided to pull out of Newark (EWR) airport this fall, fares will likely rise for Southwest flights in the region due to less capacity. If you book soon, Southwest flights to/from Newark are as low as $126 roundtrip.
While Southwest states that it will consolidate its NYC presence to New York-LaGuardia (LGA) airport, there are limited slots available at this popular airport, and in the short term, it won't be able to fly as many seats as it could at Newark. Grab these low Southwest fares to/from the New York City area while you can.
Travel dates vary by each individual route ranging between late August and November 2, 2019, when Southwest will cease to exist at Newark (EWR) airport.
These fares are mostly unadvertised and may jump in price at any time.
All domestic 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.
These fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags.
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.
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.
Many routes have nonstop service on other carriers so you may prefer a nonstop flight over a connecting flight. Make sure to compare all airlines to find the best deal for your travel needs.
Searching Southwest's website, I found a flight departing Newark EWR on Friday, September 13, with a return flight from Los Angeles LAX on Tuesday, September 17, for $254 roundtrip.