This marks the first in what we expect to be a pretty lean season for sales. To get these prices you must purchase before May 4 for travel from May 11-Oct. 31 on primarily Tuesdays and Wednesdays (discounts many be available on other days on a limited bases). And there is a 10-day purchase required. Here are all the details.
As I wrote last week , deals will likely be few this summer and sale prices not as good as in the past. In the past couple of years Southwest has been first out of the gate with summer discounts so if you are making travel plans and this one doesn't work for you (Southwest doesn't offer as many destinations as, say, JetBlue out of Boston) start being vigilant.
Here are some sample one-way fares from Boston:
Chicago $138; Orlando $163; St. Louis $205; Detroit $206; Cleveland $208; Panama City Beach, Fla., $210; Houston $212; Jacksonville, Fla., $216; Columbus, Ohio, $217; Indianapolis $221.