Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
If you’ve been looking to book a Southwest Airlines flight for travel before May 25, 2022, and have some Rapid Rewards points to use, you can save 20% on the cost of your award flight as long as you book before midnight on March 31, 2022.
Southwest has a loyal following of flyers thanks to customer-friendly perks like free checked bags and a flexible change and cancellation policy. Now, you can get all those benefits for less thanks to this promotion.
Let’s take a look at all you need to know about this promotion.
Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Promotion
This latest Southwest Promotion is pretty straightforward — the most important things you should note are the booking and travel windows.
If you think you’d like to take advantage of this discount, simply follow these terms:
- Valid for new award tickets only
- Book by midnight on March 31, 2022
- Travel by May 25, 2022
- Use code “SAVE20NOW“
It’s worth noting that Southwest Rapid Rewards is a revenue-based rewards program. This means that award rates are (usually) aligned very closely with cash fares. All of this means that this promotion represents a fairly rare opportunity to redeem Rapid Rewards points at an outsized value.
If you do have flights in mind that you’d like to book, you can do so directly with the airline on this Southwest promotion page.
Depending on your travel plans and flexibility, there are some really good deals to be found with this promotion. Take a look at the example flight above — a one-way ticket from Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL). A “Wanna Get Away” fare would typically cost you 7,800 Rapid Rewards points, but with the discount that price drops to just 6,240 points. That’s a steal for a flight to Hawaii!
Hot Tip: The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the most coveted perks in the award travel world — find out everything you need to know about it in our full guide.
Overall, this is an excellent promotion for anyone with some Rapid Rewards points in their account. Since Southwest has a revenue-based award program, deals like this are rare and lucrative.
If you have any potential Southwest travel in your near future, it could be worth booking some flights to take advantage of this deal, especially considering the fact that you can change or cancel flights later with no fees.
If you’re going to go ahead and book, remember to do so by midnight on March 31!
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