If you’re planning to fly to California over the holidays, find some of the best deals now.
But you must act quickly to book the lowest prices.
Southwest Airlines’ latest fare sale offers 40% off base fares on flights to 12 California cities from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. But the offer is only valid for two days: 9.-10. August.
The sale includes cheaper flights to some destinations during the Labor Day, Thanksgiving and December travel periods.
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Where can I fly from Phoenix?
These California destinations are included in Southwest’s latest fare offering.
Los Angeles/Burbank: Most non-stop Southwest flights to Los Angeles International Airport and Hollywood Burbank Airport start as low as $48 during the sale. The cheapest flights are on Labor Day weekend; One-way flights on September 3rd and 4th start at $39. Flights are also affordable for the December holidays, starting at $69 for Christmas week.
Fresno: Southwest offers flights to this San Joaquin Valley city, about 62 miles from Yosemite National Park, with stops in Las Vegas or Denver. One of the cheapest flights is a trip September 4-6, which comes out to $148.15 round trip including taxes.
Long Beach: Where historic Route 66 ends in Southern California, one-way flights start at $48. One-way flights to Long Beach for Thanksgiving and return to Sky Harbor after the holidays start at $69.
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Oakland: The lowest fares to this Bay Area city depend on when you plan to travel. Most flights from late August to early November are $48 to $60 each way, rising to $70 to $81 from December to late February. Expect to pay more than $100 each way for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year flights.
Canada: Southwest offers non-stop service from Sky Harbor to this city east of Los Angeles. Most flights in September, October, December, January and the first half of February start at $72 each way. The best fares for November flights come just before Thanksgiving, starting at $54 each way.
Palm Springs: This town in the Sonoran Desert is about 50 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. Most one-way flights start at around $63 for fall voyages and $75 for winter voyages. Prices are lower over Labor Day weekend – $48 on September 3rd and $39 on September 4th.
Sacramento: Depending on when you travel, flights to the California capital range from $60 to $91 each way for the lowest fares. Flights during holiday periods are $119-$141.
San Diego: Best fares are from late August to early November, $48-$54 each way. Expect to pay more during the holidays and winter months: The cheapest non-stop winter flights are $98 each way.
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San Francisco: As in nearby Oakland, the best fares depend on when you travel. Most non-stop flights are $48-$54 each way through November. December to February flights cost $66 to $75 each way. Flights just before Thanksgiving and Christmas start at $99.
San Jose: One-way flights to Silicon Valley City start at around $66 in the fall months and $91 in the winter months. While flights are higher for the holidays, one of the best deals is a trip November 22-29 during the Thanksgiving holiday season, which comes out to $197.95 round trip including taxes.
Santa Barbara: Southwest has flights from Sky Harbor to Santa Barbara, but no non-stop flights. Most flights are $90 to $95 each way, and higher for the Thanksgiving and December holidays.
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How to Book the Southwest Fare Sale
Southwest Airlines fare sale applies to travel on select dates August 23 – February 15, 2023. Blackout dates, restrictions and exclusions apply.
Book flights on southwest.com. Enter SAVE40 in the promo code field when searching for your flight.
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