My memory might be slipping so correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the first time I can recall two airlines celebrating their birthdays within a week of each other with fare sales. First, Southwest announced on Monday that they were celebrating their 50th birthday with $50 fares and you have until May 3rd to buy. A few days later, American Airlines followed suit (what else is new?) with fares under $95 for their 95th birthday. Many of AA’s fares should have been billed as roundtrip for under $95 but keep in mind, they charge for checked bags while Southwest doesn’t. Below are the details with sample fares:

Southwest is celebrating their 50th birthday this week with $50 fares:
Southwest Airlines has “big 50th birthday with itty bitty sale fares.” 21-day advance purchase required. Purchase through May 3, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Seats, days, and markets are limited. Blackout dates and 21-day advance purchase requirements apply. See a full list of fares, fare rules, and terms and conditions below and at Examples of one-way low fares include:

  • As low as $50 one-way nonstop between Houston (Bush) and New Orleans,
  • As low as $50 one-way nonstop between Santa Barbara, Calif. and Las Vegas,
  • As low as $50 one-way nonstop between Long Beach, Calif. and San Jose, Calif.,
  • As low as $67 one-way nonstop between St. Louis and Nashville, and
  • As low as $94 one-way nonstop between Chicago (Midway) and Charlotte.

These $50 fares throughout the carrier’s published flight schedule are now open through Nov. 5, 2021 and can be purchased here at

American Airlines just came out with fares under $95 for their 95th birthday:
Restrictions and exclusions apply. Limited availability. Limited time offer. Select markets and dates. Booking Period: April 15, 2021. Travel Dates: Varies. This offer cannot be applied retroactively or to existing reservations. Taxes and fees included. Promotions, fares and schedules subject to change. See full terms & conditions here for additional details.

Sample fares:
Dallas (DFW) to Las Vegas (LAS)  on 5/09/21 for $40
Miami (MIA) to New York (NYC) on 5/11/21 for $40
Los Angeles (LAX) to Dallas (DFW) on  5/08/21 for $45
Miami (MIA) to Los Angeles (LAX) on 5/13/21 for $59
Chicago (ORD) to Los Angeles (LAX) on 05/22/21 for $75

KEEP READING: Is American Airlines Out of Their Minds?


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