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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.

Restrictions apply. NerdWallet does not guarantee these prices, routes or dates. They are subject to change or expiration. Terms and conditions apply.

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