Southwest sale: Hawaii, NYC, Austin, San Diego and more from $39 or 2,105 points one way

Feb 17, 2020

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Once again, Southwest is offering some sweet-spot sale fares for travelers who consider weekend getaways to Hawaii or New York as commonplace as grocery runs to Costco. These fares are available through Feb. 20, and we’ve noticed a number of dates showing prices lower than advertised on the sale page.

Remember that you can request same-day standby for free on Southwest if you hold A-List or A-List Preferred elite status, which makes these cheap deals even more cost-effective.

Even better yet, these flights are even cheaper to book if you have a bank of Southwest points, since Southwest award ticket prices are tied to the cash value of the fare. The cheapest routes are Hawaii intra-island flights at $39, or 2,105 Rapid Rewards points each way, and the lowest fares on the continental U.S. appear to begin at $45, or 2,227 Rapid Rewards points each way.

Airline: Southwest
Routes: between LAX/OGG/HNL/SAN/SFO/DAL/MDW/FLL/ATL/DEN/AUS/MSY/SEA/LAS/PHX and many more
Cost: from $39 or 2,105 Rapid Rewards points one way
Dates: March —June 2020; most of the best dates are in March
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)

The information for the Citi Prestige has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Honolulu (HNL) to Maui (OGG) for $78 round-trip nonstop: 

Phoenix (PHX) to San Diego (SAN) for $90 round-trip nonstop:

Austin (AUS) to Los Angeles (LAX) for $90 round-trip nonstop:

San Francisco (SFO) to Denver (DEN) for $98 round-trip nonstop:

Chicago Midway (MDW) to Dallas Love Field (DAL) for $114 round-trip nonstop:

New York (LGA) to Atlanta (ATL) for $132 round-trip 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), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline),  Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Citi 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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