Flights of fantasy

Southwest's summer sale connects Dallas-Fort Worth to 40 cities beginning at $49

Southwest's summer sale connects DFW to 40 cities beginning at $49

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Fly out of Dallas for as cheap as $49 with Southwest's three-day sale. Southwest Airlines/Facebook

Been itching for a fall getaway? Now’s the time to book your flight. On June 5, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines announced the launch of its semiannual three-day sale with discounted departures all over Texas.

The one-way fares come in four price points ranging from $49-$129. The sale includes domestic flights scheduled between August 21-December 12 with the exception of Fridays and Sundays. A few blackout dates also apply, but the bulk of them are around Thanksgiving, between November 16-27.

For those flying out of Dallas Love Field, the sale features 40 destinations. Most of the flights are $99 or under, including ultra-cheap $49 flights to Texas cities like Austin and Houston, and regional destinations like New Orleans and Oklahoma City.

Some of the other highlights include $79 fares to San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, and Kansas City, Missouri; $99 fares to Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C.; and $129 tickets to Seattle/Tacoma, Washington and Sacramento, California.

If you are planning a trip out of the country, it may be worth a little research and a brief stop in Houston. Some of the international deals offered out of Hobby Airport include flights to Belize City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta — all for less than $150.

You can see a full list of discounted flights here. But you'd better act quickly. The flash sale ends at 11:59 pm on June 7.