Southwest's Latest Sale Gets You $59 Flights Across the U.S. This Fall

Travel to Nashville, Chicago, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and more.

Photo by Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Photo by Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Photo by Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Editor’s Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.
Don’t be fooled by the forecast. The summer heat is on its way out and cooler temps are around the corner. And while, sure, that means Pumpkin Spice Lattes, oversized sweaters, and whatever other fall clichés you love to hate and hate to love, it also means seasonal depression.

Here’s the good news: you can avoid the blah weather with a flight out of here. Southwest is hosting a three-week-long sale that gets you cheap flights between October and February. 

Through October 3 at 11:59 pm CT, you can snag fares for as low as $59. You must book 21 days in advance of departure, but besides a few blackout dates-including November 17 through November 29, 2022 and December 16, 2022 through January 2, 2023-you can hit the skies between October 4, 2022 and February 15, 2023. 

Here are some of the best $59 flights right now: 

  • Chicago to Nashville (and vice versa) for $59
  • Austin to New Orleans (and vice versa) for $59 
  • Burbank to Las Vegas (and vice versa) for $59 
  • Colorado Springs to Las Vegas (and vice versa) for $59 
  • Los Angeles to Phoenix (and vice versa) for $59 

Just as a reminder, fares are nonrefundable. If something does come up, you can always apply the credit towards future travel with the airline instead. Just make sure to cancel your reservation at least 10 minutes prior to your departure.  Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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