Southwest Airlines is back again this week with another nationwide 3-day sale. Tickets starting at $49 one-way or $98 roundtrip and the low-cost carrier recently extended its booking calendar into March 2020, so there's a lot of wide-open seat availability for winter escapes.

Over 4,400 routes are seeing discounts, so something is bound to catch your eye to get you up in the sky.

Travel Availability

Sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays starting in mid-September through March 4, 2020.

Travel is blacked out November 22, November 24, November 26-27, November 30-December 2, December 19-23, December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020; January 4-5, 2020.

Departures to Las Vegas and select Florida airports are available Sunday through Wednesday and travel from Nevada and Florida is valid Tuesday through Friday. Travel to/from Newark is valid through November 3, 2019.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 11:59 pm PDT.

Sample Sale Fares

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.

Atlanta to Nashville $98 roundtrip

Burbank to San Jose $98 roundtrip

Honolulu to Maui $98 roundtrip

Las Vegas to Long Beach $102 roundtrip

San Francisco to Burbank $108 roundtrip

Tampa to Raleigh $118 roundtrip

Oakland to Los Angeles $128 roundtrip

Providence to Washington DC-DCA $132 roundtrip

Boise to Spokane $140 roundtrip

Chicago-MDW to Cincinnati $148 roundtrip

Seattle to San Jose $154 roundtrip

Detroit to St. Louis $158 roundtrip

Dallas-DAL to Tulsa $162 roundtrip

Hartford to Orlando $168 roundtrip

Seattle to Denver $172 roundtrip

Chicago-Midway to Jacksonville $172 roundtrip

Atlanta to Cleveland $178 roundtrip

Austin to New Orleans $182 roundtrip

New York-LaGuardia to Chicago-Midway $182 roundtrip

Baltimore to Grand Rapids $184 roundtrip

Memphis to Orlando $190 roundtrip

Indianapolis to Nashville $198 roundtrip

Cleveland to Portland, ME $200 roundtrip

Baltimore to Charlotte $202 roundtrip

Pittsburgh to St. Louis $206 roundtrip

Dallas-DAL to Long Beach $214 roundtrip

Boston to Charlotte $236 roundtrip

Houston-Hobby to Tampa $248 roundtrip

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

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 place 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 Nashville BNA on Wednesday, September 25, with a return flight from Atlanta ATL on Saturday, September 28, 2019, for $98 roundtrip.

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