Southwest Airlines announced a fare sale through August 26 with one-way fares as low as $79 or $59 on some routes.

If you don't mind traveling at off-peak times, you could find some great deals.

The fares are good if you book before 11:59 p.m. CT on Aug. 26. 

Flights must take place between Sept. 6 and Feb. 15, but dates around Thanksgiving, Christmas and the new year are excluded. 

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Southwest Airlines planes parked at a gate

A Southwest Airlines airplane taxies from a gate at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images / Getty Images)

The best time to book are for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in select markets.

The airline is excluding interisland flights in Hawaii.

A Southwest Airlines ticket counter

A Southwest Airlines employee helps a passenger to check in at a counter at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (Alex Wong/Getty Images / Getty Images)

Travel is available for one-way "Wanna Get Away" and "Wanna Get Away Plus" fares.

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Transportation experts expect travel to get easier as the year goes on as airlines continue to staff up to help cutdown on the number of flight delays and cancelations.

A Southwest flight right before landing

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 arrives at LAX. (iStock / iStock)

During the airline's second-quarter earnings call, executives said the company is back to pre-pandemic staffing levels and is "making progress toward our historic operational efficiency and reliability," with a cancellation rate below 1% in May and June. 

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As part of the fare sale, Southwest's terms say that the discounted flights are nonrefundable, but customers can turn their tickets into credits if they find they are no longer able to fly. 

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