Southwest Airlines is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its inaugural flight by gifting travelers with a big fare sale: 50 percent off base fares throughout 50 days of travel this fall.
To enjoy some great deals on fares, book your travel online with promo code SAVE50. Your travel needs to take place between September 15 and November 3, 2021. (Yep, that’s 50 days.)
Most importantly: These 50-percent-off fares must be booked today through Thursday. The sale ends on June 17.
A quick check of prices revealed one-way “Anytime” (refundable) fares for under $150 from Denver to Boston in October (and fall is an ideal time to view gorgeous fall foliage in New England).
Other one-way refundable fares well under $150 include Nashville to Seattle, Chicago to Orlando, and Kansas City to San Francisco.
Non-refundable “Wanna Get Away” fares are even less expensive yet still include two free checked bags. Read all the fare rules and regulations here.
Earlier this year, Southwest announced new destinations. The carrier now flies in and out of Eugene, Oregon; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Bellingham, Washington.
June 18 Is Wanna Get Away Day
June 18 marks 50 years since Southwest Airlines’ first commercial flight, and the airline has registered this date with the National Day Calendar, dubbing June 18 “Wanna Get Away Day.”
In still more celebration, through midnight on June 18, you can enter for a chance to win Rapid Rewards bonus points. You do need a Rapid Rewards account to enter the sweepstakes.
The airline says the “biggest surprises” will come on June 18, so it may be worth your while to enter to win or otherwise check the website Friday.
Southwest Airlines Swag And Memorabilia
If you happen to be flying Southwest on Friday, June 18, keep an eye out for gate employees and inflight crew members playing games and giving away swag.
If you’re a Southwest Airlines longtime fan, you might be interested in the irreverent airline’s online store, which includes some 50th-anniversary memorabilia, including the Build-A-Bear Retro Hostess.
Back in 1971, flight attendants were called hostesses, and their uniforms featured lace-up go-go boots and bright orange “hot pants.”
The limited-edition stuffed animal indeed features white boots and snazzy outfit in the airline’s signature orange hue, complete with a jauntily tied satin neck scarf.