Southwest is Raising Prices on 90K Fares & Having a Sale?!?

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Southwest's Slight Fare Increases and Cyber Week Sale

Southwest’s Slight Fare Increases and Cyber Week Sale

This week Southwest’s CEO confirmed that they would begin raising base fares on 90,000 of it’s routes. But not to worry, the price difference will only be a few dollars, between $3 and $5. The move is a counter measure to projected increases in operating costs. On another note, there’s a new Southwest Fare Sale with prices starting as low as $49 one-way. You need to book by 11/29.

The Offer

Fares starting from $49 one-way. Purchase from now through November 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m. (tomorrow) in the respective time zone of the originating city.

  • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid 1/14/19 – 2/28/19, and 4/23/19 – 5/16/19. International U.S. travel valid 1/8/19 – 3/6/19 and 4/23/19 – 5/16/19. Orange County, CA (SNA) fares valid for 2019 travel only.
  • Check all available fares here.

Offer Terms

  • Continental U.S. travel valid 12/10/18 – 5/22/19.
  • Points bookings do not include government fees from $5.60 per one-way flight.
  • 14-day advance purchase required for Continental U.S. and 21-day advance purchase required for San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® fares.
  • Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines® combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare’s rules apply.
  • Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines®, as long as reservations are canceled at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds on the reservation.
  • See full terms on promo page


With this Southwest fare sale you can usually find some good deals if you have any travel plans coming up. With a Southwest Companion Pass this offer gets twice as good. There’s a few options for the lowest price of $49.

Make sure to maximize your credit card rewards. Use Amex Platinum that offers 5x MR on airfare, Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x UR on travel, or Citi Prestige for 3x TYP on airfare.

Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines, as long as reservations are canceled at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

If you’re not crazy about Southwest boarding procedure, here’s a few tips from Mark that might make your next flight more enjoyable.

HT: Travel Pulse

Bethany Walsh
Founder of, Bethany is a points, miles and loyalty program strategist who enjoys luxury travel and lives for a deal. When Bethany is not following her Miles to Memories family around the world to various meet-ups you can find her on a beach, in a casino or on a mileage run.

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  1. Please Southwest, stop with the “small fee increase” announcement. My wife and I have been flying Southwest (BWI-TPA) 3-6 times per year since 2010—with a companion pass. The lowest fares have increased from approx. $79 one way to $148 one way. We would rather fly to Sarasota (SRQ), but the price was greater and there are no non-stops. Note I stated “was” —it seems the time is coming near where it may be worth going through ATL to SRQ (American and United have been showing certain dates around $200 round trip–basic economy) or trying Allegiant (starting BWI-SRQ non-stop–I believe–3 days per week) if/when they expand the number/days of flights. I do not consider Southwest a low-cost airline anymore…..and getting the companion pass will be nearly impossible in a year or two when we have to wait an extra 24 month cycle.


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