Southwest Airlines Sale

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Weekend & Day Trips

If you’re visiting Albuquerque, or live here and want a deal on a trip away, get cheap(er) flights in the Southwest sale.

The limited time Southwest sale gives a price break on flights nationwide this fall but you have to book by August 24, 2012.  The sale is for travel between August 24 and February 13, 2013, on any day except Sundays and some blackout dates around the holidays.  Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier into Albuquerque International Sunport and the thing I like about Southwest is you can take two checked bags for free – and that includes fares in the sale.

Note that when you’re checking the fares at, the prices cited now include government taxes and fees, which is a good thing in my opinion, so I know upfront the full fare without any nasty surprises.

I wouldn’t take much notice of the prices given in the list of Southwest sale fares by city that you’ll find at the link. For example, the list says flights between Albuquerque and Denver start at $86 one-way in the sale, but in searching for an ABQ – Denver flight I found plenty at just under $59 including taxes, under their Wanna Get Away web fare pricing. Best thing is to just go into the Low Fare Calendar and hunt around the for dates you want to find the best ticket price.

Fares will vary according to date and seat availability and not all destinations may be included, but the basic skinny on the Southwest Airlines sale is:

  • Book directly on by Friday August 24, 2012, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time
  • Travel on dates between August 24, 2012, and February 13, 2013.
  • Sale fares not valid on Sundays
  • Blackout dates are November 16 – 21, November 23 – 26, December 20 – 23, and December 26 – January 2, 2013.

Seats are limited and the special offer fares are likely to be snapped up quickly, so if you’re interested, check out the Southwest Airlines sale pronto.



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