The WN big $49 and up winter sale is on

Old Oct 7, 13, 11:53 pm
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The big WN $49 and up winter sale is on

Lots of $49 fares just showed up for short hauls so this looks like the start of the big winter sale for travel December through mid February excluding holidays. Details will be out soon but it's probably similar to the previous distance based sales (72 hour sale ending Thursday, no Friday/Sunday travel, etc.)

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Old Oct 8, 13, 12:22 am
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I think you're right, 73G. Just 4 days after I booked the Jan and Feb dates at $58. I guess I'll cancel and rebook at $49...
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Old Oct 8, 13, 12:27 am
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Playing with the calendar it appears to be 12/7 to 2/12, no travel Friday & Sunday.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 1:10 am
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It's official

http://www.southwest.com/html/promot...wide-sale.html

Travel December 4 - 18, 2013 and January 7 - February 12, 2014 except Fridays and Sundays. Book through Thursday, October 10. No rigid distance rule applies and not all markets are included.
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Can't get excited any more.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 4:25 am
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Good lord I hope this isn't their big winter sale. Prices are way higher than the sale last year, from SEA anyway. Last year I was able to pick up some SEA-ONT for $49, and SEA-LAS for $69. Now they are $93 and $99. The sale last week had SEA-LAS for $89, and several times over the summer for $79.

AS hasn't matched yet, so maybe when they do, or go lower then it will get better.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 8:22 am
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Ugh am hoping for March, will there be another sale like the Anniversary sale between now and March?
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Old Oct 8, 13, 8:59 am
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Nevertheless I shaved off $96 in 5 min:-) (Disclaimer: I have many intra-CA flights, so that $58-$49 change worths a lot to me.)

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Old Oct 8, 13, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by john398 View Post
Ugh am hoping for March, will there be another sale like the Anniversary sale between now and March?
March doesn't seem to get these because of spring break.

Index to distance-based sale threads

I'm not sure if they did a winter sale last year, if they did we missed it.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 9:07 am
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Prices are way higher than the sale last year, from SEA anyway. Last year I was able to pick up some SEA-ONT for $49, and SEA-LAS for $69. Now they are $93 and $99. The sale last week had SEA-LAS for $89, and several times over the summer for $79.
Since this is a distance sale they have changed the distance brackets.

6/21/11
  • $40 0-450
  • $80 451-1250
  • $120 1251+

6/11/13
  • $49 0-500
  • $99 501-1250
  • $129 1251-1750
  • $149 1751+

10/8/13
  • $49 0-500
  • $99 501-1000
  • $129 1001-1500
  • $149 1500+

will there be another sale like the Anniversary sale between now and March?
I thought the Anniversary Sale was in June.

I noticed that during the Summer there was a gap from approximately mid June through August 26 where no sale fares were offered. Are we looking at another such gap between mid February and June?
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Old Oct 8, 13, 12:29 pm
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My niece just snagged a $303.80 round trip total from Dallas to LaGuardia on November 25th and return on December 3rd.

Her friend are traveling on other airlines and they are paying like double than what she just paid for on Southwest.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 12:38 pm
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My niece just snagged a $303.80 round trip total from Dallas to LaGuardia on November 25th and return on December 3rd.

Her friend are traveling on other airlines and they are paying like double than what she just paid for on Southwest.
FYI: United has several options for that exact itinerary for $209 rt (on United Express, likely Skywest or Expressjet).

But... those dates are outside the WN sale, so I'm not sure how it's relevant here?
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Old Oct 8, 13, 12:50 pm
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Booked a $49 each way trip from AUS-MSY. Great fare!
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Old Oct 8, 13, 1:01 pm
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I picked up a $210 RT for HOU-EYW plus a $97 RT for HOU-HRL. I'm pleased if not exactly memorized by the prices I was seeing.
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Old Oct 8, 13, 2:56 pm
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I just booked 12 $49 flights. I was surprised to see that some flights were already showing no availability of the $49 seats.
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