Southwest Airlines, Air Tran and several other major airlines (including Delta and American) have announced another airfare sale, this one valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from October 8 until December 14. One way fares start at just $39 and you must buy your ticket by 11:59 pm EDT TONIGHT, September 29. The $39 fares may be purchased one way (on Southwest or Air Tran; Delta and American require roundtrip purchase with a Saturday night stay) and no travel is permitted for these fares on November 22-23 and November 26-28 (Thanksgiving time.) You also must purchase the tickets at least 10 days in advance. The sale prices represent at least a $50 savings per one way ticket. Air taxes and service fees are additional.

Sample Airfares

I just checked a few cities to give you an idea of what this sale means.  The following are just examples. Exact fares will depend on the availability on the dates and cities you’re interested in. All of these examples are roundtrip.

  • Boston to Baltimore – $86
  • New York City to Norfolk – $98
  • Detroit to St. Louis – $118
  • St. Louis to Austin – $154
  • Chicago to Philadelphia – $172
  • Detroit to San Diego – $248

To take advantage of this deal and/or to check prices from your area, check the Southwest, Air Tran, Delta or American Airlines Web sites. Whether you’ll find any good deals really depends on your city and possible destination.  I couldn’t find much at the bottom end of the price scale, but maybe you’ll  have better luck.

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Has anyone been able to take advantage of these lower airfares that have been offered recently?

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