My husband and I are hoping to go to Vegas right before Christmas. We have good comp offers for rooms, but airfares from AUS are running between $400 and $500 RT per person, which is more than we are willing to shell out. We always go on Southwest and would greatly prefer to do so again. They have good nonstop options from our city, we like getting the points thru RR since most places we go are places we go via SW, and I just like them the best in general. We went to Vegas last year at the same time, and I recall similary high rates, and then there was a crazy good one day sale around Dec 5th which we pounced on, it was around $230 per person. Does anyone know if SW tends to repeat sales around the same time of year, or does anyone have reason to believe the AUS-LAS route is likely to go on sale in the next couple of weeks? I know I can book at the higher price and then re-book if it drops, but I'd rather not book 2 $450 flights in the first place. We'd just wait and go in early 2014 in that case.