Posted: 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Clark Howard
A new Southwest sale offers great airfares for your winter travel. The sale, which has pretty much been matched by everyone across the industry, is for travel from December through mid-February. Blackout dates include Christmas and New Year's.
The sale is set up by zones:
Go to Southwest.com to find these fares. If you're having trouble, then try a multi-airline search at Kayak.com, Bing.com, or Google.com to pull in matching fares from other airlines. Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, and United have all done some matching and even undercutting the price in select markets. For example, the best deals seem to be from anywhere to Denver, because both Southwest and United are locked into a marketshare war for this city. Ski trip, anyone?
You must book by midnight on Thursday, October 10. Travel is available through February 12, 2014.
Also, sign up for my Travel e-Scapes newsletter, a twice-weekly email that can give you an early heads-up on the hottest sales and fares before the seats sell out to the general public. (Fares are calculated out of Atlanta, but the sales are usually nationwide.)