Time to start thinking about getting out of Dodge, people. Southwest Airlines’ has announced a nationwide fare sale that puts some tempting travel options within affordable reach. But you'll have to move fast. These deals must be booked by September 19 for domestic trips taken September 20 through March 18, 2017.
If the stars and your travel plans are aligned, you'll be able to book one-way flights from Hobby to seven destinations for fares starting at less that $100 — Austin ($87), Denver ($97), Corpus Christi ($59), Kansas City ($84), Memphis ($89), Mexico City ($98) and Tampa ($89).
Of course, it's not as easy as it seems. There are restrictions. While the flights are nonstop, the domestic bargains are not valid on Fridays and Sundays. There are also black-out dates: November 22-23; November 26-28; December 21-23; December 26-27; and January 1-2, 2017.
Top destinations with one-way tickets less than $200 include New York ($157), New Orleans ($104), San Diego ($160) and Atlanta ($123).
If you're thinking beach time those discounted one-way flights to both Cabo San Lucas and Cancun start at $148. But your time frame for the discounts is tighter. International travel is limited to September 20, 2016, through December 13, 2016, and January 10, 2017, through March 2, 2017.
Start booking now, as Southwest’s sale ends Monday, September 19, at 11:59 pm in the time zone of the originating city.