Southwest Airlines lowers fares to under $100 in a 72-hour sale

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Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday that it is dropping round-trip fares on dozens of flights around the country to under $100, with many falling to as low as $49.

The slew of flights are available for purchase until June 8 at 11:59 p.m. in the time zone of the city where the flight is taking off. The deal is good for flights taking off Aug. 22 through Dec. 13. The sale offers flights at $49, $99 and $129 for longer routes.

That means that in Sacramento, for example, a flight to Las Vegas or Los Angeles is $49.

The event is part of Southwest’s twice-a-year sale.

There are some restrictions, however. For example, flights on Fridays and Sundays are excluded from the sale, as wells as certain dates around the Labor Day and Thanksgiving holidays.

Many of Southwest’s international routes are also included in the sale, but those routes come with day-of-travel restrictions. Fares on those routes range from $59 to about $250 each way, and are good only for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the sale period.

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