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youranut Mar 18, 20 3:07 pm

Cheapest southwest fare you have ever paid? (Cash or points)
 
I just booked the cheapest southwest flight I have ever booked. It cost me 2200 points and the cash cost of the flight was $45. I’m curious how low other people have booked SW flights.

steved5480 Mar 18, 20 3:32 pm


Originally Posted by youranut (Post 32203487)
I just booked the cheapest southwest flight I have ever booked. It cost me 2200 points and the cash cost of the flight was $45. I’m curious how low other people have booked SW flights.

$19 Intra-Texas back in the day. No points back then.

Someone with a better memory than I will explain further ;)

PV_Premier Mar 18, 20 4:47 pm

$29ow SMF-LAX, usually happens a few times a year. I never check the points cost at that price. Not the best deal I have seen but the outright lowest price.

jmw Mar 18, 20 5:17 pm

$29 one-way / 1066 points multiple times in the past year

$39 one-way / 1766 points multiple times in the past year too

$19 not so recently before WN 2.0

dlaue Mar 18, 20 5:44 pm

Not on Southwest, but—- $9.50 LAX - SMF on the “midnight flyer” on PSA. No reservations. Just walk up and buy a ticket. If too many showed up, PSA just added another plane. This was ~1972.

nsx Mar 18, 20 5:55 pm

I bought some $29 trips at 990 points per dollar of base fare. For a brief time in special cases it was possible to book a $29 fare for 753 points:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/sout...er-dollar.html

MrsWLV Mar 18, 20 6:29 pm

I’ve bought LAS -> SFO/OAK multiple times for $29 each way. They spurred a few weekend trips that weren’t planned but why not at that price.

PAX62 Mar 18, 20 6:48 pm

$29 Intra-California sales are fairly common. Been on few of those

nsx Mar 18, 20 7:33 pm

I saw some $25 fares recently but I did not buy them.

youranut Mar 18, 20 7:39 pm


Originally Posted by PV_Premier (Post 32203896)
$29ow SMF-LAX, usually happens a few times a year. I never check the points cost at that price. Not the best deal I have seen but the outright lowest price.

I agree but the point value on this flight was over 2 cents per point. It was a great deal

youranut Mar 18, 20 7:41 pm


Originally Posted by dlaue (Post 32204128)
Not on Southwest, but—- $9.50 LAX - SMF on the “midnight flyer” on PSA. No reservations. Just walk up and buy a ticket. If too many showed up, PSA just added another plane. This was ~1972.

what’s that in now dollars

N0LID Mar 18, 20 8:51 pm

I remember those fares, $19 TUL-DFW and included free beer

burningflames Mar 18, 20 9:14 pm

$29 for SFO to DEN in early 2018. I've gotten that for intra-California as well, but this one was the best per mile.

ryw Mar 18, 20 9:16 pm

$29 intra-CA flights in recent years. Mostly OAK-LGB (which have been great when I needed some segment runs!), but also OAK-ONT.

nsx Mar 18, 20 9:55 pm

I bought and flew a few quick-turn round trips for $52.36 in January to help me reach 100 flights for 2020 Companion Pass requalification. So much for that plan.

$29 each way but PFCs are charged only one way if your turn time is less than 4 hours.


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