We talk about deals quite a bit around here. I mean, who doesn’t love a good deal, right? Southwest Airlines may not be the king of low-cost airlines like they used to be, but they still have some pretty darn good fare sales.
My friend Jen from Deals We Like wrote about a 3-day fare sale yesterday that Southwest is having. Fares start as low as $49 one-way. The fare sale runs until midnight, October 4th.
One great thing about Southwest compared to other low-cost carriers is the ability to bring 2 free checked bags on all flights and a full-sized carry-on. Plus, if you have a quick trigger finger and can check-in at 24 hours, you can get seats together without buying Early Bird boarding. Early Bird used to be a great deal. It still is in most cases, though recent price increases have made it a bit more costly.
You may have heard Jen on my podcast, Miles To Go. Most weeks you can hear her sharing her deal of the week with my listeners. She’s a big fan of Southwest Airlines.
An Important Tip To Save Money
As Jen notes in her post, anytime Southwest has a fare sale, you can save money on existing reservations. This includes award reservations as well. Since Southwest Airlines doesn’t have change fees on tickets, if the price goes down you can request a refund. Jen covers all the details in her post.
Taking advantage of sales like this to drop the price of an upcoming trip is a key strategy to stretching your travel dollar further. Especially if you’re booking a trip for your whole family, a sale like this can mean significant savings. Check your existing reservations now and keep this in mind for future reservations. It’s a good idea to sign up for Southwest’s mailing list as well, so you know when they have fare sales.
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