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Southwest Kicks Off Winter Airfare Sale

winter saleThey’re herrrre!  Winter airfare sales have started becoming available, making now an excellent time to consider planning your next ski trip or snow-bird getaway.  Southwest airlines today announced some of their lowest one-way fares of the season, as low as $49, $99 and $149.  The Southwest sale runs through October 16th for travel December 3 through December 17, and January 6 through February 11, 2015.

This sale may also trigger a response from competitive airlines – like JetBlue, American Airlines and Delta – so keep your eyes peeled for more winter flash sales to appear in the coming days.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • Many people in Seattle are excited over the launch of FlightCar at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Long-term parking at the airport can cost anywhere from $28 per day to $130 per week.  FlightCar wants to help travelers save that chunk of cash by tapping into its peer-to-peer car sharing service.  FlightCar, which already operates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston, gives customers a way to park their car for free while allowing others to rent out those same vehicles for a fee.  FlightCar pays car owners based on the mileage the car is driven.
  • Rick Seaney at FareCompare wrote an interesting post explaining that Texas passengers may soon see cheaper airfare prices as the severe restrictions of the Wright Amendment aimed at Dallas airports expired Monday, Oct. 13. He also seems to think it will trigger an airfare war between American Airlines, Southwest, and Delta.
  • Three consumer and trade organizations – including The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – recently asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to require that airlines give a more complete accounting of baggage fees, change charges and other costs face by air passengers.  Baggage fee revenue rose from $464 million in 2007 to $3.35 billion in 2013 and reservation change fees rose from $915 million in 2007 to $2.8 billion in 2013, the GBTA said.