Southwest has flight deals starting at $49 for Halloween

Halloween is next week, and South West Airlines famous with a monster sale: Travelers can book one-way flights from just $49, no costume required.

Book your trip by Thursday, October 25 for flights taking place between November 29 and March 8, 2023; there is no promo code to enter.

Based on test research conducted for this story, most sale fares cost more than the advertised price of $49 per ride, depending on the route.

Basics of the offer


Airline company: South West Airlines.
Routes: In the United States and on certain international routes.
How to book: Directly by the airline sales page.
Travel dates: From November 29, 2022 to March 8, 2023, with travel ban from December 16, 2022 to January 9, 2023.
Book before: 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 27.

This offer includes non-stop flights, subject to availability on specific dates and in specific markets.

Monster Sale flights are available to and from select continental US and international destinations, starting at just $49 one way and away. Some of the cheapest fares include:

  • From Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to Nashville International Airport (BNA), starting at $49.
  • From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), from $49.
  • AUS to Tulsa International Airport (TUL), from $60.
  • AUS to Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), from $71.
  • MDW in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), from $76.
  • From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Rhode Island TF Green International Airport (PVD), from $76.
  • From LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), from $98.
  • ORD and MDW to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), from $101.
  • DCA to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), from $102.
  • LGA to MDW and DCA to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)/BNA, from $110.
  • LGA to DCA and Dulles International Airport (IAD), from $118.
  • AUS to MDW and ORD, from $133.

To see other routes included in this sale, you can search for low fares from a specific departure airport. Below are flights specifically from MDW.


Once you’ve selected an itinerary, check the lowest fare calendar to choose your dates based on availability with the lowest fare. Although this sale offers deals on one-way fares, you can book two one-way fares at the same price to complete a round trip.


For example, you can book a round trip between MDW and BNA for $97 for mid-January. Once you hit search, be sure to filter the results by “nonstop” and select the $49 flights from there.

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Note that sale prices are for the South West Wanna Get Away Rate, which is non-refundable; however, you can cancel or change the flight for free in exchange for flight credit. All Southwest fare types, including this one, entitle passengers to two free checked bags and two free carry items.


Flights across the entire South West network are included in this offer, so be sure to search for flights from your preferred departure airport.

Maximize your purchase

If you book this offer, remember to use a card that earns bonus points on airline ticket purchases. Frequent Southwest travelers should consider the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card to earn 3 points per dollar on Southwest® purchases. Otherwise, try it Citi Premier® Card or the Reserve Chase Sapphire for 3 points per dollar on airfare or American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel. Alternatively, you can use the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card which earns 2 points per dollar on travel. See this post for more ways to maximize airline ticket purchases.

At the end of the line

Book this offer by the end of the day on October 27 or prepare to be ghosted by this Halloween sale until next year.

Happy Halloween flight hunting!