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Save with Southwest’s Fare Sale Starting at $49

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Southwest Airlines is currently running a fare sale on many of its routes for flights booked by June 4 for travel from August 25 through December 16, 2015 with fares starting at just $49.


Here’s a look at some sample fares that are currently available:

Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ for $49:

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Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN to Milwaukee, WI for $49:

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Orange County/Santa Ana, CA to Las Vegas, NV for $49:

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Another great thing about this sale: It means Southwest Rapid Rewards redemptions are also on sale, with flights starting at 2,273 points each way.

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If you want to save your cash, you could redeem less than 5,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points for a round-trip flight between Orange County and Las Vegas, which isn’t a bad deal.

Terms and Conditions: 

Blackout Dates Apply: September 3-5, September 7, and November 20 – December 1, 2015. Travel not valid on Fridays and Sundays. Travel to/from Florida or Nevada is valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid only Mondays through Thursdays.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this fare sale? Feel free to comment below.

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N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95 0% Excellent Credit