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Southwest Is Offering Spring Flights For Just $49 This Week



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If you are going stir crazy after being stuck at home for the past year, join the club. Thankfully, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel as more and more people get vaccinated each day. So if you’re itching for a vacation, now’s the time to start thinking about where you want to go.

While flight deals aren’t nearly as good as they were during the height of the pandemic (I flew roundtrip from Los Angeles to Orlando for $72 in December!), there are still some good deals to be had. And it’s arguably safer to boot, wit the CDC updating its guidance to say that people who are fully vaccinated can travel with low risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.

Are you ready for takeoff? If so, you’ve got to check out the huge sale that Southwest Airlines currently has going on, with some seriously discounted fares for the flights through June, with one-way flights for as low as $49. Of course, you’ve still got to get back home, and that might not be quite as cheap as your outgoing flight, but it’s still one heck of a deal. And remember, that price even includes a checked bag, because that’s just how Southwest rolls!

This nationwide sale runs from now through April 8 at 11:59 pm, and as you can see on their sale page, you’re not limited in where you can travel, though prices vary depending on where you’re going. For example, you can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco for $49, New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale for $94, or New York to Tampa for $121.

Here are some of the best deals we found on Southwest’s sale page:

  • Atlanta to Nashville (and vise versa) for $49
  • Baltimore to Charlotte (and vise versa) for $49
  • Chicago to Memphis (and vise versa) for $49
  • Chicago to Nashville (and vise versa) for $49
  • Fresno to Las Vegas (and vise versa) for $49
  • Houston to New Orleans (and vise versa) for $49
  • Los Angeles to Las Vegas (and vise versa) for $49
  • Los Angeles to San Francisco (and vise versa) for $49
  • Memphis to Atlanta for (and vise versa) for $49
  • Phoenix to Palm Springs (and vise versa) for $49
  • Pittsburgh to Chicago for (and vise versa) for $49
  • Portland, Maine to Baltimore (and vise versa) for $49
  • San Diego to San Francisco (and vise versa) for $49

If you want to lock in this deal (which is good for travel between April 20th and June 30th, with a 21-day advance purchase required), you had better hurry up, because this sale ends on April 8th. Note that May 27, May 28, and May 31, 2021 are all blacked out due to Memorial Day.

Happy travels!

Zander Chance is a technology nut who is always first in line to try out the latest tech gadgets. He also has been an active affiliate marketer for the past 15 years, and he writes about his adventures in that on his blog.




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