Travel on the Cheap

Southwest Airlines launches flash sale with cheap deals on fall travel

Southwest Airlines launches flash sale with cheap deals on fall travel

Southwest Airlines airplane jet flying
Southwest Airlines' flash sale means cheap fares. Photo by Dylan Ashe/Wikipedia

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines launched a major flash sale featuring big discounts on domestic and international flights this fall. Travelers can take advantage of one-way fares as low as $49 (for select cities and dates) — as long as they book by June 9 at 11:59 pm. 

Deals on domestic travel apply to nonstop flights on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from August 23 through December 14. Cheap one-way fares out of Austin include Denver (starting at $79), New Orleans (starting at $79), Atlanta (starting at $99), Seattle (starting at $129), Las Vegas (starting at $129), Phoenix (starting at $129), San Diego (starting at $129), and more.

Austin travelers can fly to Dallas, El Paso, Harlingen, Houston, and Lubbock for as low as $49.

The sale does not apply to international flights out of Austin; those must originate at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport. Nonstop flights from Houston to Mexico include Mexico City (starting at $89), Cancun (starting at $119), Puerto Vallarta (starting at $129), and Cabo San Lucas (starting at $139). There are also discounted flights to Belize City (starting at $107); San Jose, Costa Rica (starting at $124); and Montego Bay, Jamaica (starting at $159). International flights must be on Mondays through Thursdays between August 23 and December 13.

Better get to booking. Southwest's sale ends Thursday, June 9, at 11:59 pm in the time zone of the originating city.