Southwest deal alert: 30% off fall flights to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean

Apr 26, 2022

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I know many of us are counting the days until summer vacations, but Southwest Airlines wants you to start planning ahead for the fall. The airline has a big sale for travel to popular tropical destinations like the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii and Mexico. You can score round-trip tickets for 30% off select base fares, and this deal works with cash and points.

Thanks to Running with Miles for first spotting this great sale.

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To search for a flight, head to Southwest’s website, pick your departure city and preferred travel dates within the promotional window, and enter the GOTROPICAL promo code. Don’t waste too much time, as many popular routes out of major cities are being snapped up.

The offer is valid for flights booked from April 26-28 for select flights between Sept. 6 and Nov. 4.

Deal basics

Airline: Southwest Airlines.
Routes: Select flights from various cities to a variety of destinations, including Honolulu; Hilo, Hawaii; Cancun, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and Belize.
How to book: Directly through the airline or the Southwest website.
Travel dates: Sept. 6 through Nov. 4.
Book by: 11:59 p.m. on April 28.

Related: How to use the Southwest Companion Pass

Sunset on the beach of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. (Photo by Ronit Purges/Getty Images)

Sample flights

You can fly from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Cancun International Airport (CUN) in September for as low as $271.16 round-trip, including taxes and fees.

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Flights from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, Costa Rica, can be booked in September for as little as $274.25 round-trip. We saw lots of availability for this route in September and October so if your schedule is flexible, it could help you find a great bargain.

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How about flying from Los Angeles to Hawaii for just $310 round-trip? Flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Hilo International Airport (ITO) on the Big Island can be found at that price in September. You’ll also find good availability in early October.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in Nassau, Bahamas, is another route with lots of available tickets in September. A round-trip ticket to Nassau is available for less than $438.

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Maximize your purchase

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