Don't miss out! Join the thousands of people who subscribe to our once-daily email or our free miles and points Facebook group with all the best travel news. Some links on this page may pay me a commission - as always, thanks for your support if you use them

If it’s a day that ends in “y”, it probably means that a Southwest sale is happening–let’s check out where you can fly for only $49 each way! If you want to search fares from your city, click here. You’ve got four days to book, but buy now if you want to lock in the sale pricing!

As you can see, sale fares are either $49, $79, $99, or $149. While it’s not in the sale details, my assumption is that the price is based on the distance between cities. Just a hunch!

Cheapest Flights?

Lots of city pairs are showing up $49, which is a great deal if you can find one of those tickets. A the time of writing this article, I see 146 route pairs (73 routes) on sale for $49. Remember that you won’t pay for bags should you decide to check them on Southwest. My “hometown” airport of LGA had nothing close to the $49 advertised sale:

But Dan’s hometown is offering $49 flights to both Baltimore (BWI) and Chicago (MDW):

Fare Rules

  • 21-day advance purchase required.
  • Purchase from May 15 through May 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Domestic travel valid June 5 through October 31, 2018.
  • Domestic travel is valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid Monday – Thursday.
  • Fares valid on domestic, nonstop service only.
  • Points bookings do not include taxes, fees, and other government/airport charges of at least $5.60 per one-way flight.
  • Fares not available to/from Portland, ME. (womp womp)
  • Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.
  • Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® fares.

Additionally, Southwest is generally fee-free, but if you want to be the one of the first to board, you can always opt for Early Bird check-in.

(READ MORE: Is Southwest Early Bird check-in worth it?)

Conclusion

The other thing to do (as Dan has pointed out before) 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: Southwest just PAID me to take the same flight!)

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

Sign up for our once-daily email with the latest tips and tricks on how to travel for free / cheap. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!