Escape Plan

Book These Southwest Summer Flights by Friday

Hit up the Big Easy or the beach for $49 one-way.

By Gwendolyn Knapp May 16, 2018

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Get sultry in New Orleans.

Looking to find a way out of your impending summer slump—for cheap, that is? From now until Friday, May 18, Southwest Airlines is running a baller sale on flights in June, July and the hellmouth known as August. 

And yes, while half of the destinations will also be scorching, isn't it nice to sweat in a different environment from time to time? We believe so. Why not take in the glorious Sun Studios and Stax Records and Graceland in Memphis for $79? Do the swamp tour of your dreams in Lafitte, Louisiana, a 30-minute drive from New Orleans for just $49? Or participate in a fun little protest in DC as the demise of our nation continues into the face-melting totally-not-climate-change sunny season for just $99? Here are our top recommendations: 

  • New Orleans: $49
  • Memphis, $79
  • Washington DC, $99
  • Austin, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio: $49
  • Boston: $69
  • Vegas: $79
  • Jacksonville, Florida: $99
  • Denver: $99

There are more flights available over the $100 price point—including Oakland and Los Angeles, and though no international flights are listed, a quick search does show trips to Mexico City for $104 and Cancun for $119. 

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