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[Expired] New Southwest BOGO 50% Off Promotion

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We already love Southwest Airlines thanks to its 2 free checked bags, lack of change fees, and the industry’s most generous Companion Pass offering, which allows you to bring a friend along for free on all your flights. Now Southwest is back with another promotion — and this time it’ll allow you to save 50% off of a future ticket. Let’s have a look at the promotion details.

Promotion Details

This newest promotion from Southwest will give you a promotion code for 50% off your next ticket once you’ve met the offer requirements. The terms of this promotion are especially interesting:

  • You must register for the promotion
  • Purchase a cash flight (round-trip or 2 one-ways) before August 3, 2023
  • For travel by September 30, 2023
  • Not valid for flights redeemed with Rapid Rewards points
  • You must include your Rapid Rewards number when booking

You’ll then receive a promotion code giving you 50% off a flight:

  • Book with the promotion code from October 17, 2023, to November 23, 2023
  • Valid for Wanna Get Away and Wanna Get Away Plus fares
  • For travel from January 8, 2024, to March 6, 2024
  • Blackout dates include:
    • February 15 to 19, 2024
    • February 23 to 25, 2024
    • March 3, 2024

Is It Worth It?

There’s no denying that this promotion has a lot of strings. After all, do you have a round-trip flight you can book within the next 2 days that leaves within the next 2 months but also have plans for a trip that you can book in October but won’t actually fly until 2024? There probably aren’t many of us that do.

That being said, if you can take advantage of this, the promotion can be fairly lucrative. You’ll note that there’s no fare minimum or maximum on these flights. There’s also no limitation on routes for which you can use the code.

Say, for example, that you’ve booked a cheap ticket from Los Angeles (LAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $90.

LAX LAS Southwest cash rate
Image Credit: Southwest Airlines

Whether or not you actually need to go to Las Vegas and back doesn’t matter. You’re simply finding the cheapest flights possible. You’ll then be provided with a 50% off booking code, which can be used to book something like Chicago (MDW) to Maui (OGG).

MDW OGG Southwest cash rate
Image Credit: Southwest Airlines

In this example, you’d be able to save $367.20 on your round-trip flight. Subtract the cost of your spare flight and you’re still saving $277.24 overall.

Even better, this promotion is valid per account, which means if you have a Player 2, other friends, or even children, you can all take advantage of a 50% discount. Do we smell a family reunion coming up?

Final Thoughts

Southwest has launched a first-of-its-kind promotion allowing Rapid Rewards members to get 50% off future flights by booking travel now. Although there are a lot of strings attached, this promotion can provide some really excellent value for those who are able to take advantage. You’ll need to book by August 3, 2023, to get in on it — so act fast!

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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