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Southwest Sale: Roundtrip Flights from $62 This Summer & Fall!

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Southwest Airlines is out with yet another big sale, selling flights throughout the U.S. from just $31 each way – or just 1,200 Rapid Rewards points! 

With this latest Southwest sale, you can book deeply discounted Southwest flights during the following travel windows this summer, fall, and winter: 

  • Aug. 6 to Dec. 18 for flights within the continental U.S. 
  • Aug. 20 to Dec. 17 for Hawaii and Puerto Rico flights

This sale could be your cheap ticket for a Labor Day weekend trip to Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), or Phoenix (PHX) or a visit to anywhere Southwest flies! But no matter where you're at, you'll need to act fast: This sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PST this Thursday, June 13.  

 

Southwest sale

 

Read our guide to finding and booking the best Southwest deals!

This sale is rare because it offers 50% off almost every Southwest route during the sale dates, with just a few blackout dates to be wary of. Whether you have a trip in mind or already have a Southwest flight on the books, it's worth checking to see if you can take advantage of this sale. 

One thing to note: The blackout dates for this sale are around Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30 & Sept. 2) and Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-27, and Nov. 29-Dec. 2). 

Plus, now that Southwest fares appear on Google Flights, you can search for these fares using the world's best airfare search engine! The sale flight prices are showing up automatically in Google Flights, meaning you likely won't have to use the promo code “BDAY” to search for and book these flights. Just follow the Google Flights links to book directly with Southwest. 

You can also head straight to the Southwest sale page, pull up Southwest's Low Fare Calendar, and get a month-long view to find the best deals. Use promo code “BDAY” to have the best fares appear, although they've been populating automatically as of Tuesday morning. 

Already have a Southwest flight booked for later this year? You can easily rebook it online and pocket the difference as a Southwest credit – and those never expire!

The deals vary from airport to airport, but you'll see the $31 rates on the cheapest Wanna Get Away fares for Southwest's shorter, nonstop routes. 

The easiest way to put it to use is for a cheap, nonstop flight to one of Southwest's major airports like Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), or Phoenix (PHX): We alerted Thrifty Traveler Premium members to some dirt-cheap fares from tons of U.S. cities from $62 roundtrip!

 

Southwest sale deal

 

Nonstop roundtrip flights to the Southwest U.S. don't get much cheaper than this! 

 

LA to Vegas

 

And since using Southwest Rapid Rewards points hinges on the cash price, these lower fares mean you could get an even better deal using points and miles to book a Southwest flight this spring, summer, or fall. You can also snag these same flights for just 3,600 Rapid Rewards points roundtrip! 

 

LAX to LAS rapid rewards

 

Plus, right now you can sign up for one of Southwest's Rapid Rewards credit cards for a sign-up bonus of up to 85,000 points! That's about 40 roundtrips to L.A. or Vegas if you so choose.

Southwest is also a Chase transfer partner, so you can send Chase points from cards like the *chase sapphire preferred* to get the Southwest points you need to book these award flights. 

Keep reading to see how to take advantage of this sale before it ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, June 13. 

 

How to Book this Southwest Sale

Here's what you need to know to take advantage of this sale:

  • Head to Google Flights and search for the cheapest fares between your desired city pairings – the Southwest promo code should already be reflected in the price Google Flights is showing!
  • OR Head to the Southwest sale and use Southwest's Low Fare Calendar to search for flights. On the low fare calendar, sale fares will appear underneath a crossed-out original fare.
  • The lowest prices are Wanna Get Away fares, which can still be changed or canceled for a travel credit for free.
  • This sale also applies to award fares booked using Southwest Rapid Rewards points (remember, Southwest is a Chase transfer partner!)
  • Eligible for travel from Aug. 6 to Dec. 18, 2024 in the continental U.S. and Aug. 20 to Dec. 17 in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.
    • Blackout dates include travel around Labor Day (Aug. 30 and Sept. 2) and Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-27 and Nov. 29-Dec. 2)
  • Book by Thursday, June 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Read more: What Sets Southwest Apart – The Good and the Bad

Want to take it to the next level? Fares booked through this sale also qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass – whether you book using cash or points! That means you could score a deeply discounted ticket and then bring your companion for nearly free, paying only the taxes and fees on the ticket.

 

Bottom Line

Southwest is out with yet another big sale, offering cheap fares all over the U.S. from August through December starting at just $31. And you can save a ton whether you're paying cash or using points!

This sale could be your ticket to booking (or rebooking) cheap flights for Labor Day weekend, or a trip anywhere in the U.S. or Puerto Rico this summer, fall, and early winter. But be sure to book by this Thursday, June 13 before midnight PST when this Southwest sale ends!

 

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  • Hi – I have never received a Mistake Fare alert! Do they happen very rarely or am I looking in the wrong place??

    • Hi Barbara! Are you referring to Thrifty Traveler Premium? If you’re a subscriber, you’ll get any and all mistake fares, unadvertised flash sales, and international flight deals to your email. They are not posted to the site. Mistake fares are rare, but when they happen, you’ll get a Premium notification via email immediately!

  • How can I become a Thrifty Traveler Premium client so I can receive notices on flash sales and other unadvertised flight sales?

  • Great article Gunnar!
    Thanks for letting us all know about the big Sale!

    It’s just in time for my daughter to book a flight to get to my wedding in September!
    She will be very happy to save a few bucks on her flight.

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