Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale!

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I wrote about Southwest’s fare sale yesterday, with flights starting at $49.

Other airlines are now matching the sale prices!

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

Southwest Flights From $49! And Other Airlines Are Matching!


United and American Airlines are matching Southwest’s $49 and up fare sale.

The terms of Southwest’s fare sale, don’t include Friday or Sunday flights so the sale isn’t all that great for a quick weekend trip.

United

For example, you can fly on Southwest from Houston to New Orleans for $48 each way or about ~$96 for a roundtrip.

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

Southwest Has $48 One-Way Flights From Houston To New Orleans

United appears to match Southwest’s prices from Houston to New Orleans with their $97 roundtrip flights.

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

United Is Matching Southwest $48 Each Way Prices From Houston To New Orleans

Similarly, Southwest has flights from Denver to Los Angeles for $88 each way or ~$196 for a round-trip.

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

You Can Fly For $88 One Way From Denver To Los Angeles

Or you could fly on United for the same price – ~$176

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

You Could Fly On United For About the Same Price As Southwest

American Airlines

Southwest has $149 one-way flights from Chicago to Las Vegas.

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

You Could Go To Vegas for ~$149 one-way on Southwest

American Airlines has matched that price an has one way flights for ~$149 or roundtrip flights for ~$298.

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

American Airlines is Matching Southwest $149 One Way From Chicago To Las Vegas

I also found American Airlines flights for $149 one way from Chicago to or from Fort Lauderdale.

In some cases, other airlines aren’t matching perfectly.  For example, you can fly on American Airlines from Austin to Dallas for $110 or ~ $12 more than Southwest.

If the flight timings are more convenient or if you’re trying to maintain elite status with American Airlines, paying $12 more could be worth it to you.

Airlines Are Matching The Southwest Fare Sale

American Airlines is Charging ~$12 More Than Southwest from Dallas to Austin

Bottom Line

United and American Airlines are matching the Southwest fare sale up to October 10, 2013.  I still find some of these prices high, but the flights are cheaper than what they would otherwise be.

So if Southwest doesn’t have any discounted seats left for where you want to fly, you may be able to get the same price (or close to the same price) by flying on United or American Airlines.

And in some cases, you may even be able to find discounted fares on the weekends!

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