(EXPIRED) Southwest: Save 30% To/From Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean & Central America (Works On Paid & Award Bookings)

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Southwest is running a new promotion that’s offering 30% off travel to and from select destinations when using promo code GOTROPICAL. The promo code works not only on paid fares but on award fares too.

Southwest promo code GOTROPICAL

The Deal

  • Save 30% when using promo code GOTROPICAL to book Southwest flights to/from the following destinations:
    • Hawaii
    • Mexico
    • Caribbean
    • Central America
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • 30 percent promotion code savings valid for one-way or round trip Wanna Get Away, Anytime, and Business Select fares booked on Southwest.com from April 26 through April 28, 2022 11:59 pm Central Time (the “Booking Period”) and flown between September 6 – November 4, 2022 (“Travel Period”).
  • Promotion code savings is applied before government taxes and fees.
  • Enter promotion code GOTROPICAL in the Promo Code box when booking during the Booking Period.
  • Offer is valid only for select continental U.S. to/from Hawaii, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and international flights.
  • Seats and days are limited.
  • If you have entered the promotion code GOTROPICAL in the Promo Code box on Southwest.com, then while selecting your flights, savings in the base fare will be visible as a strike-through of the original fare on eligible flights.
  • Discount availability may vary by destination, flight, and day of week, and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.
  • Please note that the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires advertised fares to include all government taxes and fees, however this promotion code savings applies to the base fare only.
  • Discount is valid on new reservations only.
  • Discount will apply only for select flights booked within the Booking Period while supplies last for travel flown within the Travel Period.
  • Changes made to the itinerary after purchase will eliminate qualifications for this promotion and will result in forfeiture of any promotion code savings.
  • The discount is only valid with the provided promotion code and is not combinable with other promotion codes or fares.
  • All reward travel is subject to taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges of at least $5.60 per one-way trip. Applicable taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges can vary significantly based on your arrival and departure destination. The payment of any taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges is the responsibility of the Passenger and must be paid at the time reward travel is booked with a credit card, travel fund, or Southwest gift card.
  • Fares are subject to change until ticketed.
  • Offer applies only to published, scheduled service.
  • Offer is not redeemable for cash, and may not be used in conjunction with other special offers, or toward the purchase of a gift card or previously-booked flight, or change to a previously-booked flight.
  • Discount is only valid on Southwest.com and is not valid on group travel or Southwest Vacations, fares booked via our Southwest Partner Services API or through Global Distribution Systems, or special fares, such as military and government fares.

Quick Thoughts

As mentioned above, the GOTROPICAL promo code is valid for both paid and award flights. That can make the latter option particularly good value because the way that Southwest Rapid Rewards award bookings work, you get better value for your points the cheaper the airfare would be.

However, be aware that not all destinations are eligible from all US cities served by Southwest. For example, If Nick wanted to fly out of Albany, the only destination offering that 30% discount is San Juan, PR. If you’re based in Indianapolis, you have a wider selection of destinations such as Cancun, Havana, Los Cabos, Nassau, Puerto Vallarta and San Jose. On the landing page linked to above, there’s a dropdown box where you can select your city to see the eligible destinations.

There are some good savings available from this promo if you’re interested in traveling to the eligible destinations this fall. For example, if flying from Baltimore to Grand Cayman, a Wanna Get Away fare on September 17 would previously have cost $233, but using the promo code drops that to $174.

a screenshot of a flight schedule

The promo code also drops the points price from 16,434 Rapid Rewards to 11,504.

a screenshot of a flight schedule

This promotion is valid for flights from September 6 to November 4, but you have to book by tomorrow (April 28) in order to take advantage of the promo code. It might therefore be worth booking ASAP if you have any semblance of being interested in this deal seeing as Southwest makes it easy to cancel and/or rebook.

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Flights outside of the mentioned dates also seem to be on sale.


Junk Flts as in no non-stops, BUT MDW>HNL>25K….

Last edited 2 years ago by Cavedweller