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Flash sale: Southwest fares from $29 one-way (Hawaii Routes From $119)


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Southwest has launched a flash sale in which it’s offering fares from an amazing $29 one-way. The sale only runs through 6 October and as usual, there are a lot of terms and conditions to navigate (e.g. you can only travel on select days of the week if you want to book the best fares), but a quick look at some of the deals on offer shows that there’s definitely value to be had here.

General example fares

  • As low as $29 one-way nonstop between Los Angeles and Sacramento
  • As low as $39 one-way nonstop between Nashville and Chicago (MDW)
  • As low as $39 one-way nonstop between Denver and Salt Lake City
  • As low as $49 one-way nonstop between Phoenix and Palm Springs
  • As low as $49 one-way nonstop between Chicago (MDW) and Hartford

California/Hawaii fares

Whenever I write about Southwest fare sales I usually get a deluge of emails asking about fares to Hawaii so for all those of you who usually write in, here are the better deals that I’ve seen:

  • As low as $129 one-way nonstop between Long Beach and Honolulu (Oahu)
  • As low as $123 one-way nonstop between Long Beach and Kahului (Maui)
  • As low as $129 one-way nonstop between Los Angeles and Honolulu (Oahu)
  • As low as $119 one-way nonstop between Los Angeles and Kahului (Maui)
  • As low as $129 one-way nonstop between San Diego and Honolulu (Oahu)
  • As low as $119 one-way nonstop between San Jose and Honolulu (Oahu)
  • As low as $119 one-way nonstop between San Jose and Kahului (Maui)
  • As low as $119 one-way nonstop between Oakland and Kahului (Maui)
  • As low as $119 one-way nonstop between Oakland and Kona (Hawaii)
  • As low as $119 one-way nonstop between Oakland and Honolulu (Oahu)

Keep in mind that these are just examples, there are dozens of other routes on which you’ll find some very low fares.

Key Terms

  • Purchase from October 4 through October 6, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
  • Travel valid November 29, 2022 through February 15, 2023.
  • Travel blacked out December 16, 2022 – January 9, 2023.
  • Except as otherwise specified, continental U.S. travel is not valid on Fridays and Sundays.
  • Travel to Fort Myers/Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota/Bradenton, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, FL, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Savannah/Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, SC, Steamboat Springs, CO, Montrose (Telluride/Crested Butte), CO, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, CA, and Bozeman is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays.
  • Travel from Fort Myers/Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota/Bradenton, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, FL, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Savannah/Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, SC, Steamboat Springs, CO, Montrose (Telluride/Crested Butte), CO, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, CA, and Bozeman is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Travel between Fort Myers/Naples, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota/Bradenton, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, FL, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Savannah/Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, SC, Steamboat Springs, CO, Montrose (Telluride/Crested Butte), CO, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, CA, and Bozeman is valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Travel continental U.S. to Hawaii is valid Sunday – Wednesday.
  • Travel continental U.S. from Hawaii is valid Tuesday – Friday.
  • Interisland Hawaii travel is not valid on Fridays and Sundays.
  • Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid only on Monday – Thursday.
  • Travel to international destinations is valid only on Sundays through Wednesdays.
  • Travel from international destinations is valid only on Tuesdays through Fridays.
  • Fares valid on nonstop service where indicated; if not indicated, fares are valid on single connecting service.
  • Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.
  • Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away fares.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Bottom Line

The most tempting fares that I’ve seen (so far) are for travel between the West Coast and Hawaii ($119 one way is a pretty great deal) but there are a few other good deals too. As usual, this Southwest sale comes with more terms than an Apple Music subscription so make sure you take a look through the restrictions before you start making plans.

The best way to find the lowest fares is to use Southwest’s Low Fare Calendar which should quickly show you if your preferred routes have any great deals on offer. If you’re able to be flexible with your dates, you should be able to find something that works for you.

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  1. The west coast Hawaii arrival and departure times never worked for east coast city departures. Flights required an overnight on the outbound and inbound. This was my past experience.

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