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Southwest Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary With $50 Flights

by Eben Diskin Jan 20, 2021

Southwest Airlines has a big birthday to celebrate, but instead of accepting gifts it’s in a giving mood. To mark its 50th year of operation, Southwest is giving travelers the chance to purchase discounted one-way tickets to several domestic destinations, for as low as $50.

The sale will last through February 8, 2021, and low-fare tickets must be purchased at least 21 days in advance. Tickets are valid for travel between February 9 and May 20, 2021. To browse fares for your desired destination, check out Southwest’s low fare calendar.

For the best deals, you’ll want to target weekday routes between Southwest’s hub cities, including round-trip flights for $100 between Atlanta and Nashville, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Baltimore and Boston, and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. There are also $50 flights from Los Angeles to Oakland, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, and Tucson. There aren’t any $50 flights from New York, unfortunately, but for $67 you can fly to Baltimore.

While the $50 domestic routes are the real draw, there are also some tempting international options that won’t break the bank. For example, you can fly from Houston to Cancun in Mexico for just $175 and Orlando to Montego Bay in Jamaica for just $153.

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