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Southwest Flight Deals for California Travel End Aug. 22

Aug. 22, 2018
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Now’s a good time to grab deals to fly within California: Southwest Airlines is offering a deal ending today for $39 one-way tickets.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re in California or if you’re traveling to California and then want to fly to multiple cities within the state:

  • The airports included in the deal are Burbank, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Ontario/LA, Orange County/Santa Ana, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. Some airports have more deals than others: For instance, Orange County/Santa Ana only has one, while Oakland and San Jose have five.
  • The end of the sale is based on Pacific time. Don’t fret if you’re on the East Coast and aren’t able grab a ticket before 11:59 p.m. tonight. You’ll have another three hours to buy a ticket.
  • Advance purchase is required. You have to book flights 21 days in advance for travel between Sept. 11, 2018, and Feb. 13, 2019.
  • There are other restrictions. You have to travel on a Tuesday or Wednesday, and only on nonstop routes. The deal is not valid for these blackout dates: Nov. 20-21, Nov. 24-26, Dec. 21-23, Dec. 26-27, Dec. 29-30, 2018, and Jan. 1-2 2019.
  • Check out West Coast deals for Alaska Airlines, too. Flights from several West Coast cities are on sale on the Alaska Airlines website until Sept. 3 for travel between Sept. 12 and Dec. 12, 2018. The routes and prices for one-way travel are: Oakland to Kona, Hawaii, for $199, Portland to Las Vegas for $89, Las Vegas to Los Angeles for $51, Seattle to Los Angeles for $79, San Diego to Los Cabos, Mexico, for $107, and Seattle to San Jose for $74. Check for restrictions including advance purchase and travel blackout dates.

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