The Flight Deal
For those looking to escape ATX this fall, Southwest has some incredicable prices on direct flights from Austin to Phoenix starting in November. Flights are available for as low as $40 one way or $80 round-trip.
The $40 fares start in November though availability increases in the following months. Options are available through February of 2018. Here are some sample dates.
How to Book
Use Southwests convenient low fare calendar to find a date that works for you. Book direct on Southwest’s website. If you have Rapid Reward points you can get an even better deal at only 1,871 points each way. A redemption value of 2.13 cents per points.
Of course the best value from Southwest comes if you have a companion pass. This would effectively make your fares $20 each way per person or a redemption value of 4.26 cents per Rapid Reward Point. Now is a great time to get the companion pass with all three Southwest Credit cards at a 60k bonus.
I’ve held the Companion Pass for the last 3 years and have gotten massive value out of it, saving many thousands of dollars.
You also have the ability to change your flight at anytime and simply pay the difference in fares. You can cancel your flight too and get your money back in the form of a voucher. Booking with points is even better since they’re simply redeposited into your account.
What to Do in Phoenix
Phoenix is wonderful city to visit. I spent a week there over Christmas and has a fantastic time. If you get to go during the holiday season (which is possible with this sale) check out the Phoenix Zoo. They put on a really cool light show with an animal/holiday theme.
Deals ATX Summary
This is the lowest price I’ve ever seen on flights to Phoenix and truly a great deal. I especially love it because it’s with Southwest, which means there are no hidden fees.