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 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.
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 Southwest.com. Other carriers regularly match these sale fares, so be sure to compare to find the best deal.
All fares also work in the reverse direction. These are the advertised sale fares. Some routes have lower fares than advertised.
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 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.
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.