Southwest is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way, with a huge sale and sweepstakes. 

With its  Wanna GetAway Sweepstakes, Southwest will be handing out 50 million Rapid Rewards bonus points. There is no purchase necessary to enter, and you can enter every day through June 18.

Through June 17, you are eligible to win anywhere from 50 to 50,000 points, and on June 18 “Wanna GetAway Day,” you can win a $500 gift card, Southwest Promotional Companion Pass + 25,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points, or anywhere from 100 to one million bonus points. You must be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years of age or older to enter. 

Their sale is also epic, saving travelers big for fall travel, when you use promo code SAVE50, you can get 50% off base fares.  

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: September 15 through November 3. 
  • Travel Days of the Week:  7 days a week, depending on the route. 

Sale Period

Using promo code SAVE50, tickets must be purchased by Thursday, June 17, at 11:59 pm PT.


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 San Diego SAN on Tuesday, October 12, returning from Honolulu HNL on Wednesday, October 20, for $173 roundtrip.

Example of fares available during the Southwest Airlines 50th Anniversary Sale
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