Pack your bags — Southwest Airlines is having a major sale! Fares are as low as $59 one-way if you book by October 3rd.
This end-of-summer super sale is a game-changer for your travel plans through the end of the year. Summertime travel gets all the glory. But why not take advantage of your long weekends, holidays, and PTO this fall. You’ll be surprised at how much travel you can fit in. Keep the fall/winter season exciting with domestic trips that give you all the excitement without breaking the bank. All thanks to Southwest.
Here’s the breakdown:
Where can you go?
You’ll find discounted tickets to and from most airports. Sale fares apply to cross country travel, and even Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean! Whether you’re visiting a new city or revisiting your last beach vacation, this sale has fares to make your travel dreams come true.
What do the fares cover?
Southwest Airlines has multiple fare tiers, each with various benefits. Wanna Get Away fares start at $59, while Wanna Get Away Plus fares start at $89. You can also find great deals on Anytime fares, which offer priority boarding and express lanes. Then there’s Business Select tickets for a luxe experience at an affordable price point.
Do you have to be a Southwest Rapid Rewards member?
You may think these sale fares are too good to be true. Is there a catch? Do you have to be a Southwest Rapid Rewards member to access them? You’re in luck — anyone can attain these fares for a limited time.
But, insider tip, you should consider signing up for Southwest Rapid Rewards. With a free sign up, you earn points and miles with each trip you take. And with this sale, each dollar you spend on these discounted tix can stretch super far until you eventually earn free travel. The only thing better than a sale is free stuff.
I’ve been browsing the Southwest Airlines site, checking out flights and dreaming.
Here are the top trips to take this fall:
A dream resort in Cancun, Mexico
When it comes to fall travel, the name of the game is blue-skies, sand, and sun. Cancun’s gorgeous beaches and fine weather fit the bill. After visiting CDMX this summer, I’ve added many more Mexican cities to my travel bucket list. Cancun is top of the roster.
San Diego shore
San Diego is another beachside city I’m fiending to visit. For a while now, my social media algorithms have been soft-launching it to me. Luring me in with news of the latest restaurant openings and secluded beaches. I’m sold. Just watch the California weather warnings to avoid a heatwave during your trip.
December in California can get chilly. But Phoenix has sun year round. And it has some of the best hotel spas and wellness resorts in the country. Don’t judge me. That part of me that can’t resist reading Goop’s newsletter and wants to try Brad Pitt’s champagne skincare line is the part of me that has me obsessively bookmarking Arizona wellness retreats.
The Neff in Austin, TX
Everything’s bigger in Texas. And in Austin, it’s bigger and better. Whether you’re buying discount tickets to Austin City Limits or taking a food tour of the vibrant restaurant scene, Austin’s a city that only got better during the pandemic. The only thing keeping me from heading there right now is the very real possibility that I won’t to leave.
Miami has more to offer than college spring break. In fact, the fall is the best time to visit. Warm but not too humid, the city isn’t overrun with drunk college students. Pay a visit to Wynwood Walls for a glimpse of Miami’s art scene and do some shopping at curated boutiques. Between hours? Sunbathing on the beach, of course.
Flying to New York doesn’t have to mean flying into the city. Jet into Niagra Falls to appreciate one of nature’s most spectacular feats before it gets too cold to enjoy it.
Detroit’s burgeoning culture scene has impressively designed hotels and restaurants that are shaking up the industry. While you’re there, check out Hitsville U.S.A at the Motown Museum, then head to the Detroit Institute of Arts to marvel at the spectacular Diego Rivera murals.