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Flight sale for holiday "dead weeks"...if you are looking for a winter race!

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Flight sale for holiday "dead weeks"...if you are looking for a winter race!

Post  Jack_Scaff on Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:59 pm


In a 72-hour sale that starts today, Southwest and AirTran are now offering some pretty remarkable fares for travel during this period. Keep in mind also that hotel rates and car rental rates plummet (except in NYC during December). There are also tons of last minute deals as desperate suppliers try to dump unsold seats, rooms and cars. Note that many Rocky Mountain destinations are great for skiing in January.

Here are the deals from Southwest and AirTran…I imagine by the time you read this other airlines will have matched them. For 72-hours only, you can purchase one-way tickets for $35, $65, $95 or $125 based on length of travel (Add $25-$35 to each of these round trips to cover taxes/fees. Fares are not valid on SUNDAYS.)

  • For travel up to 450 miles, fares are $35 one-way, $70 round trip. (Most destinations in California)
  • For travel 451 to 1,000 miles, fares are $65 one-way, $130 round trip. (Boise, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake, Seattle)
  • For travel 1,001 to 1,500 miles, fares are $95 one-way, $190 round trip. (Bozeman, Denver, Albuquerque)
  • For travel 1,501 or more miles, fares are $125 one-way, $250 round trip. (Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Chicago, Washington)

These low fares are available for purchase through 11:59 p.m. PST October 20, 2011, for travel beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 14, 2011 and Jan. 4 through Feb. 15, 2012. See www.southwest.com.

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Re: Flight sale for holiday "dead weeks"...if you are looking for a winter race!

Post  dot520 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:35 pm

Thanks for this! Gene needed a flight to Vegas at the end of January and Southwest is the only airline that has non-stop! Ended up being $109 each way versus the $184 I had seen a month ago.
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