Great Deal: 20% Off All Southwest Airlines Award Flights

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards is offering 20% off the points required for all flight redemptions booked by March 25 for travel through April 30, 2021 using promo code SAVENOW.

Since Southwest Airlines points have a fixed value towards airfare there’s no reason to save up points balances for bigger rewards later. They offset the same amount of cash, more or less, no matter what travel itinerary you redeem them for.

And since Rapid Rewards tickets are fully cancellable for no fee, you can book anything you think you might need and redeposit the points later for no charge. It’s better to book now and save points than it is to book travel later and pay more. The only risk is that you’ll forget to cancel, so set a calendar reminder.

The only reason not to redeem Southwest points for your personal travel is if you’re looking to earn points (towards elite status or companion pass). My wife is currently set as my companion, and I redeem points for my daughter’s travel. I prefer to use cash for my own tickets since A-List status is helpful for a better boarding position and seat choice.

(HT: @rakeshlobster)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Nice find. We’re actually planning a trip to Georgetown, just north of Austin. I can book with reckless abandon. 😉

  2. Thanks, Gary … while April won’t work for me, I appreciate hearing about these deals.

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