It's Tuesday, so that means it's back to business as usual for Southwest Airlines as the low-cost carrier releases another impressive 3-day nationwide sale through Thursday.

Tickets start at just $29 one-way or $58 roundtrip, and many of the sale fares are distance-based, so $98, $118, and $158 roundtrip fares are aplenty – making this one of their best sales of the year!

Over 4,000 domestic routes are seeing discounts, and the prices are lower than we've seen advertised in previous sales with Monday and Thursday departure days included.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: November 13 through February 12, 2020
  • Travel Days of the Week: Monday through Thursday and Saturdays for most routes; Travel days vary on specific routes as stated below.
  • Blackout Dates: Continental U.S. travel is blacked out November 22 - December 3, and December 19 - January 5, 2020; Other markets have different blackout dates as stated below.

Departures to Las Vegas and select Florida airports are available Sunday through Wednesday; Travel from Las Vegas and certain cities in Florida is valid Tuesday through Friday.

Interisland Hawaiian fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with blackout dates from November 22 - December 3, and December 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020. Fares to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico, are valid Mondays through Thursdays, between November 13 and December 5, 2019, and January 13 - March 5, 2020.

Some routes may be seasonal or begin service in 2020. A few markets only have nonstop flights on limited days of the week.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, October 4, 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.

Hilo to Honolulu $58 roundtrip, nonstop

Honolulu to Kauai $58 roundtrip, nonstop

San Diego to Sacramento $78 roundtrip, nonstop

San Jose to Burbank $78 roundtrip, nonstop

Nashville to Pensacola $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Baltimore to Boston $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Dallas-Love Field to Memphis $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Tucson $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago-Midway to Detroit $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Portland, OR to Oakland $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Las Vegas to Ontario $98 roundtrip, nonstop

Kansas City to Chicago-Midway $118 roundtrip, nonstop

Cleveland to Atlanta $118 roundtrip, nonstop

Houston-Hobby to New Orleans $118 roundtrip, nonstop

St. Louis to Tulsa $118 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Portland, OR $138 roundtrip, nonstop

Tucson to San Jose $138 roundtrip, nonstop

Denver to Austin $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Atlanta to Pittsburgh $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Baltimore to New Orleans $158 roundtrip, nonstop

New York-LaGuardia to Chicago-Midway $158 roundtrip, nonstop 

Kansas City to Dallas-Love Field $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Milwaukee to Houston-Hobby $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to Denver $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Philadelphia to Orlando $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Dallas- Love Field to Minneapolis $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to Long Beach $164 roundtrip, nonstop

Hartford to Tampa $178 roundtrip, nonstop

Long Island to Ft. Lauderdale $178 roundtrip, nonstop

Indianapolis to Ft. Myers $188 roundtrip

Phoenix to Austin $198 roundtrip, nonstop

Omaha to Washington DC-National $198 roundtrip

Houston-Hobby to Raleigh/Durham $198 roundtrip, nonstop

All fares also work in the reverse direction. 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 Sacramento SMF on Thursday, December 5, returning from San Diego SAN on Monday, December 9, 2019, for $78 roundtrip.

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