Have you been California Dreamin' lately? Consider your West Coast wishes granted. Southwest has dropped most of its inter-California flights to $29 and $39 each way ($58-$78 roundtrip) for travel in late summer and fall. Nonstop flights between California and other neighboring states are available for $78 - $138 roundtrip.

Travel Availability

Travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through December 18, 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 $29 one-way fares with another low fare on other days of the week.

Travel is blacked out November  26 and 27.

Sale Period

This sale is unadvertised and could jump at any moment. However, there is an ongoing Southwest sale in which tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm PDT. Occasionally these cheaper unadvertised rates follow the same booking date.

Sample Sale Fares

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.

Los Angeles to San Jose $58 roundtrip

San Diego to Sacramento $58 roundtrip

Oakland to Long Beach $58 roundtrip

San Jose to San Diego $58 roundtrip

Ontario to San Francisco $58 roundtrip

Santa Ana to San Jose $58 roundtrip

Los Angeles to San Francisco $78 roundtrip

Oakland to Los Angeles $78 roundtrip

Burbank to Oakland $78 roundtrip

Sacramento to Long Beach $78 roundtrip

Santa Ana to Oakland $78 roundtrip

Burbank to Sacramento $78 roundtrip

Reno to Oakland $78 roundtrip

Sacramento to Long Beach $78 roundtrip

San Jose to Reno $78 roundtrip

San Franciso to Las Vegas $98 roundtrip

Salt Lake City to San Jose $118 roundtrip

Oakland to Portland $118 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Phoenix $118 roundtrip

Tucson to Los Angeles $118 roundtrip

Seattle to Sacramento $118 roundtrip

Portland to Burbank $138 roundtrip

Phoenix to San Diego $138 roundtrip

These are the advertised sale fares. Some routes have lower fares than advertised.

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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 site, I found seats departing Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 11, with a return flight from San Jose SJC on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, for $58 roundtrip.

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