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Cheapest southwest fare you have ever paid? (Cash or points)

Cheapest southwest fare you have ever paid? (Cash or points)

Old Mar 18, 20, 3:07 pm
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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.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by youranut View Post
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
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Old Mar 18, 20, 4:47 pm
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$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.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 5:17 pm
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$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
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Old Mar 18, 20, 5:44 pm
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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.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 5:55 pm
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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:

Point Breaks come to Rapid Rewards? Was 60, now 55 points per dollar!
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Old Mar 18, 20, 6:29 pm
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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.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 6:48 pm
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$29 Intra-California sales are fairly common. Been on few of those
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Old Mar 18, 20, 7:33 pm
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I saw some $25 fares recently but I did not buy them.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
$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
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Old Mar 18, 20, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by dlaue View Post
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
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Old Mar 18, 20, 8:51 pm
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I remember those fares, $19 TUL-DFW and included free beer
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:14 pm
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$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.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:16 pm
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$29 intra-CA flights in recent years. Mostly OAK-LGB (which have been great when I needed some segment runs!), but also OAK-ONT.
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Old Mar 18, 20, 9:55 pm
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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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