(EXPIRED) Southwest: Save 40% On Flights To/From California With Promo Code SAVE40 (Paid & Award Flights)

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Southwest has launched a new sale that’s good on both paid and award flights to and/or from California when using promo code SAVE40. You have to be quick though as flights have to be booked by tomorrow (August 10).

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The Deal

  • Save 40% when booking flights on Southwest to/from California and using promo code SAVE40.
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • 40 percent promotion code savings valid for one-way or round trip Wanna Get Away, Wanna Get Away Plus, Anytime, and Business Select fares booked on Southwest.com from August 9 through August 10, 2022 11:59 p.m. Central Time (the “Booking Period”) and flown between August 23, 2022 – February 15, 2023 (“Travel Period”).
  • Travel is blacked out 11/17-11/29/2022, and 12/16/2022-1/9/2023.
  • Promotion code savings is applied before government taxes and fees.
  • Enter promotion code SAVE40 in the Promo Code box when booking during the Booking Period.
  • Offer is valid only for select continental U.S., continental U.S. to/from Hawaii, and international flights with California (BUR, FAT, LAX, LGB, OAK, ONT, PSP, SAN, SBA, SFO, SJC, SMF, SNA,) as either the origin or destination.
  • Seats and days are limited.
  • If you have entered the promotion code SAVE40 in the Promo Code box on Southwest.com during the Booking Period, 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, flight credit, Southwest gift card, or Southwest LUV Vouchers.

Quick Thoughts

This is a useful sale if you’re planning any travel to and/or from California, especially seeing as it’s valid on flights through mid-February, albeit with blackout dates over the holiday periods in November and December.

The easiest way to check routes is to click on the link above and scroll down to the ‘Search for low fares’ section. You can then select your departure city and see which destinations are eligible for the promotion.

The 40% discount is offered on all fare types, although there might be occasional flights where the discount isn’t applied. For example, Los Angeles to Colorado Springs has many flights each day where the discount is valid, although the 3:30pm flight via DAL isn’t eligible.

Southwest LAX-COS promo code SAVE40

The great thing about Southwest promos such as these is that because award pricing is tied to the price of paid flights, using the SAVE40 promo code discounts the number of Rapid Rewards points you need to redeem if you’d rather book an award rather than paid flight.

Southwest LAX-COS promo code SAVE40 award flights

Even though this promo is valid on flights through mid-February, you have to book by tomorrow (August 10), so you’ll want to book ASAP if this sale fits in with your plans.

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Worked out well booking RT SLC-OAK and then RT OAK-OGG. Ended up being 33% off today’s prices. Throw in a freebie companion ticket and we’re set!

Joseph Giorgianni

Awesome! Just booked round trip Albany, NY to Los Angeles, CA next February for my wife for 18,844 points plus $11.20. I fly free with Companion Pass plus $11.20.
We’re going to Baltimore next week and that short flight was 16,274 points for her.

Dugroz Reports

Good chance to use up remaining Amex Platinum credits


Great for hidden city tickets through California as well, which is usually not something worthwhile on Southwest.