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Most airline fare sales are mostly marketing. The prices offered aren’t anything out of the ordinary; you can often find the same prices before or after the sale is over, and sometimes the fare sale doesn’t provide much of a discount or incentive to book.

But this recently announced fare sale from Southwest is somewhat different and is definitely worth checking out.

Southwest 50th Anniversary Fare Sale – 50% Off!

For Southwest Airline’s 50th anniversary, they have been doing a couple of different 50-related promotions. You could earn 50 points per dollar with the Southwest shopping portal, and you can still enter the 50th anniversary sweepstakes that is going on (though I haven’t won anything). They just announced a 50% off fare sale that is going on for the next couple of days as well.

Here are the terms and conditions of this Southwest 50% off fare sale:

  • Book between June 15 and June 17, 2021 (so book before this Thursday)
  • You must travel between September 15 and November 3, 2021
  • The 50% discount applies to the base fare, and not to taxes and fees. This makes it slightly less than actually 50% off, but it’s still a good deal
  • The promotion applies to all fare types (Wanna Get Away, Anytime, and Business Select) as well as using points

Southwest 50% Off Fare Examples

I should mention that it isn’t QUITE 50% off, since it’s only 50% off of the base fare amount, and you still have to pay 100% of the taxes and fees. Still, it represents a pretty good savings amount over the regular prices. Here is one example of a fare:

As you can see, the SAVE50 promo code is working on all types of fares. As I mentioned earlier, it also works on reservations booked with Southwest Rapid Rewards points.

Southwest Change and Cancellation Policy

Remember that Southwest has one of the best change and cancellation policies of any airline. There are no change or cancellation fees, so you can cancel at any time. The other side of that is that if you have any existing flights during the fare sale period (travel between September 15 and November 3, 2021), you can change with no fees. Given the 50% off fare sale, any flight you may have previously booked is likely to be at a lower cost right now.

(SEE ALSO: Southwest just changed my itinerary to include time travel)

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

So you can change your flight and possibly save some money if your fares are lower now.

Have you booked any new flights or changed any reservations to save money? Let us know in the comments.

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