New Year’s Eve deal alert: Southwest flights starting at $39 or 2.1k points one-way

Dec 31, 2019

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Southwest is running one final promotion before the New Year, with flights between the Hawaiian islands starting at $39 one-way and flights around the continental U.S. as low as $49 one-way. If you have Southwest Rapid Rewards Points, flights are starting at 2,105 points plus taxes and fees between Hawaii and 2.5k points in the mainland U.S. Most deals work round-trip and all are nonstop.

You must book by January 2, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, and note that the tickets are nonrefundable. Travel in the continental U.S. is valid January 14 – May 20, 2020. Inter-island Hawaii travel is valid January 21 – May 20, 2020. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is valid January 21 – March 5, 2020 and April 14 – May 14, 2020.

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To search, head to Southwest and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline.

Airline: Southwest
Routes: Major routes served by Southwest, see full list here
Cost: $39+ one-way
Dates: January – May 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 when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Honolulu (HNL) to Kona (KOA) for $39 one-way or 2,105 points + $5.60 round-trip nonstop:

Baltimore (BWI) to Boston (BOS) for 3,235 + $5.60 one-way nonstop:

San Francisco (SFO) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $49 one-way nonstop:

Las Vegas (LAS) to San Diego (SAN) for $49 one-way nonstop:

Burbank (BUR) to San Jose (SJC) for $54 one-way nonstop:

Memphis (MEM) to Atlanta (ATL) for $77 one-way nonstop:

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), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® CardCiti Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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