Southwest Summer 72 Hour Fare Sale

Southwest Summer Fare Sale BannerSouthwest is having what will probably be their best sale for summer fares.  If you have summer travel planned, it is probably worth booking now to lock in the low prices and then you can cancel and rebook if the prices happen to go lower with no penalties.  If that happens, you will end up with a credit on Southwest for the difference in price.

This is the best type of sale that Southwest has where the price is set by the distance you fly for a one way flight.  Here is an example of how this sale works from Miami.  If you are in the middle of the US it can work out even better!

Southwest Summer Fare Sale

You can also use the sale prices for points redemptions which is great if you have a ton of SouthWest points like the 189,000 I got from shopping at Sears.  I will probably be booking my flight back from Burning Man during this sale (for only 8200 points one way no less). Here is what a round trip to Burning Man would look like using points and available seats.

Burning Man SWA

If you have summer travel planned within the US, think about booking now!  This sale ends on Thursday but a lot of the cheaper fares can sell out so don’t hesitate too long. Some of the other airlines such as American and United are matching these fares so if you would rather put the miles on those carriers or have status, then check the routes and see if it is included.

If you want to get some Rapid Rewards points quickly, then start with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.  It gives you 40,000 Ultimate Reward points after spending $3,000 in 3 months.  You can transfer the UR points at a 1:1 ratio to Southwest Rapid Rewards points and then take advantage of this sale. Read our review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card here.

Author: John Butler

I live in Miami Beach but love travelling all over the world.