For the 50+ Traveler

With the calendar switching over to March, Southwest Airlines is looking to tempt customers into planning a Spring getaway with some seriously discounted prices.

Starting today through Thursday, Southwest is offering one-way fares as low as $29 for select destinations.

Note that there are quite a few restrictions on the fares. Travel must take place between April 13 and June 2, while deals on flights involving Hawaii must be taken by May 26. There are also specific days involved; primarily weekday travel is mandatory.

“Over the past 50 years, Southwest Airlines’ purpose has been to connect people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel,” Bill Tierney, vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “With our expanding network, flexible policies, and low fare, the perfect spring and summer adventure awaits.”

In addition to the $29 fares, there are numerous $50 flights, $99 flights, and other reduced prices. A full list of fares and conditions can be found at, and most of the airline’s destinations have some form of the sale available.

A few examples of the $29 fares include:

  • Nashville to Chicago
  • Las Vegas to Salt Lake City
  • Baltimore to New York
  • New Orleans to Houston
  • Indianapolis to St. Louis

There are also $99 fares for flights between various Hawaiian locations and San Diego, Sacramento, Long Beach, and San Jose.

The spring sale comes at the same time Southwest has been rapidly expanding the number of markets it is serving.

In recent months, the airline has added flights into Jackson, Mississippi, Chicago (O’Hare), Houston, Sarasota, Miami, Colorado Springs, Savannah, and three California locations: Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, and Fresno.

“The company is leveraging additional airports in or near cities where its customer base is large, along with adding easier access to popular leisure-oriented destinations from across its domestic-focused network,” Southwest wrote in a filing late last year with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The airline announced last week that it would be adding flights to Bozeman, Montana, and Destin/Ft. Walton, Florida, later this year. For inspiration on some of the destinations you could visit thanks to this sale, get inspired with our content on