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$40 fares are back - $40/$80/$120 anniversary sale!

$40 fares are back - $40/$80/$120 anniversary sale!

Old Jun 20, 11, 10:46 pm
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$40 fares are back - $40/$80/$120 anniversary sale!

go go go

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Old Jun 20, 11, 11:07 pm
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Yes, indeed. Seeing Wanna Get Away fares between SAT and HOU for $40 each way between August 23 and November 16. Fridays and Sundays excluded from the $40 fares.
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Old Jun 20, 11, 11:37 pm
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Thanks for the heads up, I'm jumping online.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 12:22 am
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Trying to book a $40 fare as points online; Oops! 2,400 changes to 5,940. Estimated wait time on the "Rapid Rewards expedited" option: 32 minutes. Urgh.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 12:24 am
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Its too bad that you won't be able to book any of this sale using points online. I have about 20 things I could book and 100,000 points to burn. But the website is broke.

Now do I want to spend 3 hours booking 20 flights that I might or might not fly?
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Old Jun 21, 11, 12:35 am
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Just rebooked 3 very expensive flights and added three others. Thanks!
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Old Jun 21, 11, 12:50 am
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Making good use of the insane hold time, I just re-fared a couple itineraries and earned back $52. Probably wouldn't have even checked had I not been stuck on the phone.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 6:06 am
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Southwest is offering no sale for Chicago, but Airtran is offering $80 fares.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by tradercj View Post
Southwest is offering no sale for Chicago, but Airtran is offering $80 fares.

I read this and immediately jumped over to SW's site thinking that couldn't possible be true, but you are right - Chicago is completely excluded (both coming and going) from the sale. Thanks so much SW
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Old Jun 21, 11, 7:05 am
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Yes!! As soon as I received their e-mail, I booked 2 returns BUF-LAS for $551! Only downside is that there are no reward flights for the dates I need.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 7:51 am
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Y'all might want to check your Chicago flights again. I'm seeing $40 to STL and $80 to HOU, for example, even though Chicago is not on SWA's list of sale fares.

As always:
  • Be careful (1): fares on non-sale dates tend to be unusually high during these sales;
  • Be careful (2): in some markets the fare is lower sans sale, e.g., $69 SAT-DEN during most of July and August becomes $80 during the sale;
  • There tend to be great hidden city opportunities with these distance-based sales.
A market where I previously had trouble with points purchases pricing correctly looks OK today, and nsx reported a successful low-price points booking on the Oops thread, so maybe that issues has finally been fixed.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 7:51 am
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No LUV for MCI either
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Old Jun 21, 11, 7:54 am
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Thumbs down

Originally Posted by tradercj View Post
Southwest is offering no sale for Chicago, but Airtran is offering $80 fares.
Originally Posted by normalone View Post
I read this and immediately jumped over to SW's site thinking that couldn't possible be true, but you are right - Chicago is completely excluded (both coming and going) from the sale. Thanks so much SW
Zero Chicago flights included in this sale! What's up with THAT?!

Very very unhappy while I watch everyone else nab awesome fares.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by ftnoob View Post
Y'all might want to check your Chicago flights again. I'm seeing $40 to STL and $80 to HOU, for example...
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Old Jun 21, 11, 8:04 am
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Wish the sale fares didn't start two months from now...
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