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Southwest is well known for having periodic fare sales, and they are back with another one


You have to book by June 9th (Thursday), and for some reasons they feel the need to mention that fares from Portland, Maine are not available (sorry Portland-ites!)  The other fine print of the

  • Travel in the U.S. valid August 23, 2016 through December 14, 2016. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid September 7, 2016 through December 8, 2016.
  • International travel valid August 23, 2016 through December 13, 2016.

Fares depend on the cities you’re looking at – since annoyingly Southwest does not fly out of my home airport of Cincinnati (thanks, Delta!), here is an example of Columbus, Ohio.


I was actually looking to possibly book tickets to New York City (LaGuardia), but the only fare deals I saw were from Indianapolis, at $69 one-way.  I’m not sure a $138 roundtrip ticket is worth the 2 hour drive – last time I booked a flight out of Indianapolis for the last Family Travel for Real Life conference, as I made that 2 hour drive, I wondered why I did that…

Check your existing Southwest bookings

The other thing to do with these Southwest fare sales is to check your existing bookings.  Because of Southwest’s amazing cancellation policy, there is no penalty for changing your flight if the price goes down.

(SEE ALSO: How to cancel a Southwest flight – 1 easy step!)

In fact, last time Southwest had a fare sale, I was able to find a cheaper flight for my flight down to the Family Travel for Real Life conference and ended up being able to rebook it at the lower cost

(SEE ALSO: Southwest just PAID me to take the same flight!)

Now granted, it was only a savings of $9, but hey that’s 9 free dollars!

Were you able to book (or re-book!) any Southwest flights with this fare sale?  Let us know in the comments


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