Southwest Airlines 50% Off Sale (Award Or Revenue)

Southwest Airlines 50% Off Sale (Award Or Revenue)

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Southwest Airlines has just launched an incredibly lucrative sale, which is valid both on paid and award flights. If you have any upcoming travel to plan (or have existing Southwest travel you can reprice), this is definitely worth a look…

Southwest offering 50% off fares

Southwest Airlines is offering a 50% discount when you book flights, whether paying with cash or points:

  • This is valid for bookings made through September 28, 2023
  • This is valid for travel between October 24, 2023, and March 6, 2024
  • This is valid for one-way or roundtrip travel with Wanna Get Away or Wanna Get Away Plus fares
  • Use promotion code WOW50 at the time of booking (it should be pre-populated at this link)
Southwest Airlines is offering quite the promotion

There are quite a few blackout dates. For travel within the continental United States, the following blackout dates apply:

11/17-11/22, 11/25-11/27, 12/21-12/23, 12/26-12/30, 1/1-1/2, 1/6-1/7, 2/16, and 2/19

For international travel, the following blackout dates apply:

11/17-11/19, 12/15-1/8, 1/11-1/13, and 2/15-2/18

Even if you’re not sure you’ll be able to travel, keep in mind that Southwest has no change or cancelation fees, so you can always book a ticket now, and then cancel it later (though if booking a ticket with cash, you’d get a travel credit with no expiration date, rather than a refund to your original form of payment). Similarly, if you’ve already booked any travel, it could make sense to reprice your ticket.

Save 50% on a Southwest Airlines flight with this offer

This reflects weaker leisure demand

While airlines offer sales and promotions with some frequency, it’s pretty rare to see a 50% off sale that’s valid for such a long travel period.

This clearly reflects a bigger industry trend. It seems people have gotten “revenge travel” out of their system (I hate that term, but…), and business travel also isn’t fully recovered, so now we’re seeing US airlines struggle with just about everything other than long haul flying. This is why the “big three” carriers seem to be doing okay, while ultra low cost carriers (and primarily domestic airlines like Southwest) seem to be having a tougher time.

A 50% off sale is a great way to drum up bookings, during a period with traditionally softer leisure demand.

We’re now entering a period of weaker leisure demand

Bottom line

Southwest Airlines has just launched a pretty incredible promotion, as you can save 50% off the cost of a ticket for travel over the coming months. This is valid whether paying cash or redeeming points, so there’s a lot of potential here. While the booking window is very long, do keep in mind that there are quite a few blackout dates.

If you have any upcoming travel to plan, this sale is definitely worth being aware of.

Will you be taking advantage of this Southwest 50% off sale?

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  1. Ron Guest

    Rebooked and save $65. Thanks!

  2. Shaun Guest

    Thanks, Ben. Only have a single one-way WN flight in that period, but rebooking still earned me a $112 travel credit.

  3. Preacher Guest

    Just rebooked and saved 22,000 miles on flights to Cancun—this really works!

  4. Al Guest

    Southwests week of wow is a joke. Yesterday checked their rental car deals. had previously booked a car with one of their travel partners. No savings. This morning check their 50% off base fare sale. We have 6 SW flights coming up in the next 6 months. Guess what, not one of them qualified for the 50% off and most of them weren't even in the blackout dates! A lot of hype for nothing.

    1. Loungeabuser Guest

      They planned the sale around ur flights .sounds reasonable

  5. Brian Guest

    In response, Delta has decided to charge 50% more but only if you use your AMEX

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Ron Guest

Rebooked and save $65. Thanks!

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Loungeabuser Guest

They planned the sale around ur flights .sounds reasonable

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Shaun Guest

Thanks, Ben. Only have a single one-way WN flight in that period, but rebooking still earned me a $112 travel credit.

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