Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another Southwest Fare Sale

The fare sale that Southwest announced this weekend was only good through March 11, which disappointed us because my husband has a conference he'd -- OK, we'd -- like to attend in San Francisco later in March.

So I was glad to see the "Yes we can!" sale announced today, which is advertising fares as low as $49 each way, with no time limit mentioned. A Chicago to San Francisco flight is listed at $89 each way, if you fly on a Tuesday.

I had heard about other airlines matching the last sale. I hope they'll match this one too. At this point, the same itinerary on United and American (from O'Hare instead of Midway) was over $300 for the round trip.

Even if they do match, I'm prone to choose Southwest. They don't charge for your baggage, and I've found them to be the most accommodating airline for flying with kids.