Celebrate New Year's by booking a flight on Southwest and avoid all the extra fees of other carriers. To start off the new year, Southwest is having a nationwide sale on flights through May.

Similar to previous sales, one-way tickets start as low as $39 or $78 roundtrip on interisland Hawaii flights, and domestic flights across the continental United States begin at just $98 roundtrip.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: Now through May 20, 2020, with a 14-day advance purchase for continental U.S. travel.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, for most routes. See info below for different travel days for certain markets.
  • Blackout Dates: None listed.

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.

Routes outside the continental U.S. require a 21-day advance purchase. Interisland Hawaiian fares are valid for travel Mondays through Thursdays. Tickets to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico are valid Mondays through Thursdays, through March 5, and April 14 - May 14, 2020.

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

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 11:59 pm PT.

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.

Honolulu to Maui $78 roundtrip, nonstop

Hilo to Honolulu $78 roundtrip, nonstop

Atlanta to Nashville $98 roundtrip, nonstop

San Diego to Sacramento $108 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Ontario $118 roundtrip, nonstop

San Jose to Las Vegas $118 roundtrip, nonstop

Burbank to Portland $158 roundtrip, nonstop

Baltimore to Cincinnati $166 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to El Paso $168 roundtrip, nonstop

Columbus to Washington D.C. $178 roundtrip, nonstop

Washington D.C. to Atlanta $188 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Chicago $190 roundtrip, nonstop

Dallas to Kansas City $194 roundtrip, nonstop

Pittsburgh to Ft. Lauderdale $200 roundtrip, nonstop

Boise to Phoenix $215 roundtrip, nonstop

Minneapolis to Baltimore $220 roundtrip, nonstop

Norfolk to Chicago $220 roundtrip, nonstop

Milwaukee to Tampa $268 roundtrip, nonstop

St. Louis to Panama City Beach $278 roundtrip, nonstop

Denver to Grand Rapids $280 roundtrip, nonstop

Indianapolis to Dallas $294 roundtrip, nonstop

These are the advertised sale fares. Many routes have lower unadvertised tickets available.


Related: How to Fly Southwest Airlines (And Get the Seat You Want)


Baggage

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 Washington DCA on Thursday, March 12, returning from Atlanta ATL on Monday, March 16, for $188 roundtrip.

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