Southwest is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the best way possible: With one of the biggest discounts we’ve ever seen. You can get 50% off each and every Southwest flight … but you have to book by today, June 17.
This 50% discount is available on every route in Southwest’s network no matter which fare you buy, from business select fares to the cheapest “Wanna Get Away” tickets. It even works on award redemptions booked using Southwest Rapid Rewards Points! Just head to Southwest.com and enter the promo code SAVE50 as you search – though it appears that this promo code gets automatically applied to any eligible flight.
This sale is only eligible for travel from Sept. 15, 2021 through Nov. 3, 2021. And you need to book by the end of the day to get these savings.
This is a window to score some massive savings for travel this fall: Think flights to Hawaii under $200 roundtrip, shorter domestic trips easily under $100, and award redemptions for just a few thousand points. Already got Southwest flights on the books for this fall? Cancel them and rebook with this sale to save!
Keep reading to see how it’s done.
The Southwest Sale of the Year
It really doesn’t get any bigger than this.
Here’s what you need to know to take advantage:
- Book using promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off (not including government taxes and fees)
- Applies to Business Select, Anytime, and Wanna Get Away fares
- Also applies to award fares booked using Southwest Rapid Rewards points
- Must book by Thursday, June 17 for 50% discount
- Eligible for travel from Sept. 15, 2021 through Nov. 3, 2021
The savings here can be huge, especially since even the cheapest Wanna Get Away fares qualify for 50% off. Enter the promo code before starting your search, and you’ll see it automatically applies in your results.
Yes, even award fares booked using Southwest Rapid Rewards fares are discounted by 50%, no matter where you’re flying. While Southwest’s mileage program took a hit earlier this year, there is still some huge value here.
Best of all, this sale will even work if you’ve already got Southwest travel booked. Southwest never charges change nor cancellation fees, which means you could cancel an upcoming trip and rebook it at 50%. So check to see if your Southwest flight this fall is cheaper than what you previously booked.
Considering Southwest gives every traveler two checked bags for free, you could easily come out way ahead with this sale.
Want to take it to the next level? Fares booked with this 50% discount should 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. That’s like getting roundtrip flights for 25% of the price!
How to Take Advantage of this Southwest Sale
The world is quite literally your oyster.
So long as your trip falls between Sept. 15 and Nov. 3, you can get 50% off every single Southwest flight. Southwest flies extensively throughout the U.S., to Mexico and the Caribbean, and even out to Hawaii.
Not sure where to start? Use the Southwest Low Fare calendar. While Southwest flights won’t show up on Google Flights (or other search engines), this handy Southwest tool will help guide you to the cheapest days to travel to your destination.
Here’s a quick look at some great ways to put this sale to use:
West Coast to Hawaii from $173 RT
Southwest’s west coast hubs regularly get the best prices flying out to Hawaii, but this 50% off sale takes it to the next level.
You can fly out to the Hawaiian islands this fall from cities like San Diego (SAN), Oakland (OAK), Los Angeles (LAX), or San Jose (SJC). We’re seeing prices as low as $173 roundtrip!
Caribbean Trips for $200ish
Getting to the Caribbean can be expensive, but this sale goes a long way.
We’re seeing fares from the East Coast to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) as low as roughly $200 roundtrip with this sale.
There are also substantial savings elsewhere in Mexico and the Caribbean like Cancun (CUN), Liberia in Costa Rica (LIR), Belize City (BZE), and Nassau (NAS) in the Bahamas. Just keep in mind that you’ll wind up paying more for some of these international destinations, as taxes and fees don’t get that 50% discount.
Domestic Hops Under $100 or Less
There are plenty of quick Southwest domestic routes where you can score roundtrip flights under $80 total.
That includes flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Denver (DEN)…
Flights from Baltimore (BWI) to Miami (MIA) for under $100 roundtrip…
And many more. Keep in mind that Southwest won’t show up in other search engines as you’re on the hunt for deals for a trip this fall. That means you should search at Southwest.com and see how far this 50% discount can get you. Just be sure to do it before this sale ends tonight, Thursday, June 17!
This could easily be the best Southwest sale of the year. Whether you’ve got a trip to plan this fall or already have Southwest flights on the books, don’t hesitate to take advantage.
Just be sure to book your flights soon before this sale ends Thursday, June 17. You’ve got just hours left to score a massive discount.