Deal alert: Cross-country Southwest flights from $164+

Sep 29, 2019

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We’re seeing some pretty good deals on intra-US travel with Southwest today, with fares under $200 cross country.

These fares are totally refundable, so make sure to check back to see if the price drops even further, because if you’ve already made a reservation through Southwest and later find that the price of the ticket has decreased, you can request the difference in fare with no change fees. Also remember that Southwest award redemptions are tied to the ticket’s price, so this is a prime opportunity to use Southwest points for a cheap trip. You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest instantly at a 1:1 ratio.

Airlines: Southwest
Routes: Domestic routes
Cost: From $164+ round trip
Travel Dates: January- March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® CardChase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on airfare) American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Southwest.com

Los Angeles (LAX) to New Orleans (MSY) for $198 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) for $190 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to New York (LGA) for $214 round-trip:

Seattle (SEA) to Chicago (MDW) for $164 round-trip:

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve CardAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

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