By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun
4:11 PM EST, November 16, 2012
For some airline passengers, Black Friday has arrived a week early courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
The airline could not contain itself, launching a one-day only Doorbuster Sale today. The dominant carrier at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport is offering up to 40 percent off round-trip flights in the Wanna Get Away fare category when you use the promo code EARLYDEAL.
The discount is good only for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from Dec. 11 to Feb. 12. Still, there are bargains to be had if you can work around blackout dates that include the day after Christmas and Jan. 1. However, Christmas Day is not blacked out and is included in the sale. For example, fi you wanted to fly from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 25, a non-stop flight is just $71 one-way.
In addition to the airfare discounts, Southwest is offering up to 50 percent off hotels and 35 percent off car rentals through Budget. Passengers who sign up for Rapid Rewards can receive up to 1,500 points.
All of these goodies are one-day only offers. Go to southwest.com or SWABiz.com to book.
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