Southwest brings back incredibly cheap flights

Attention travel bargain seekers: Southwest Airlines’ big semi-annual sale is now on.

The sale fares launched Tuesday with round-trip tickets costing less than $100 for many of the airline’s shorts routes. One-way flights begin at $49 and increase to $79, $99 or $129 depending on distance. The holidays are blacked out – eligible travel periods run Nov. 30th through Dec. 20th and Jan. 4th through Feb 15th. The sale ends Thursday, Oct. 6th at midnight.

And even better news for travelers looking for a good deal? According to Orbitz.com data, Oct 5th through 12th is the secret week to book before airfares increase for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.