Severely Discounted Southwest Airfare Is Your Airplanes-Are-The-Biggest-Gadget Deal of the Day

Airplanes are one of the physically largest gadgets, and the international system of air travel is a technological marvel. Gizmodo loves aviation—we cover the misadventures of the TSA, the long-overdue introduction of good WiFi on flights, and the Air Force's bizarre social media habits. Most of us can't buy an airplane (although we can dream) but we all take a flight at some point. Considering that poorly booked flights can cost you more than a new iPad, it's something you want to get a deal on. Normally Dealzmodo focuses on gadgets, silicon, and toys, but today a deal came through the wire that was too good to pass up.

Southwest's Big Winter Sale started today, and it's offering 40% off nationwide flights with the code BIGDEAL40. Of course, with airlines, there are some catches, but these are pretty toothless as far as restrictions go. The windows are Nov. 28 through Dec. 12, 2012, and Jan. 7 through Feb. 14, 2013, so a quick in-and-out for Christmas won't work, and there are some restricted airport pairs. But for the most part if you want to go somewhere over the next few months, you can save a whole lot if you book today through Southwest.

You've got a friend who you haven't seen in a while. Send this deal to her. Your college doesn't have class in January. Pick somewhere exciting and fly there. Your mother misses you. Go see your mother. [Southwest]

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Southwest's Big Winter Sale (40% off) | Southwest | Use coupon code BIGDEAL40

Don't forget! One black and one white Slate&Stylus iPhone 5 Case ($29) | Dealzmodo Exclusive with Stack Social | Normally $50

Accessories

Universal USB Travel Charger Adapter ($0.95) | Meritline via Dealnews | Originally $2 | Use coupon code MLCK109QNL1
6-Foot HDMI Cable 3-Pack ($3) | All4Cellular via Dealnews | Originally $10
Clear Plastic Bumper Case for iPhone 5 ($3) | Meritline via Dealnews | Originally $10
Patriot 32GB SDHC Class 4 ($9) | Newegg via Dealnews | Originally $30 | MIR on page
Logitech Harmony 200 Universal Remote ($12) | Ebay via Dealnews | Originally $20
Refurbished Logitech M505 Wireless Laser Mouse ($12) | Meritline via Dealmac | Originally $30 | Use coupon code MLCK108PNL1
Refurbished Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router ($20) | Tiger Direct via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50 | Use coupon code KJV72904
Razer Naga Gaming Mouse ($40) | Woot via Woot | Originally $80
Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry Red Switches + Rosewill 5000 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse ($64) | Newegg via Slickdeals | Originally $100
Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive ($130) | Newegg via Fatwallet | Originally $160
15% off Griffin Technology Sitewide | Griffin Technology via Dealmac | Use coupon code DNEWS715

Miscellaneous

Schoolhouse Rock ($10) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $20
Brooklyn Beans K-Cups, 40-Count ($22) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40
The Coen Brothers Collection [Region Free Blu-ray] ($23) | Amazon UK via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $70
Girls: The First Season on Blu-ray, DVD ($30) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50
20% off M&M Store Orders | M&M via Dealcatcher | Use coupon code COLUMBUS

Gaming

Starcraft II ($10) | Toys R Us via Reddit | Originally $60 | Free in-store pickup
Fallout: New Vegas Collection ($20) | Newegg via Slickdeals | Originally $50
Football Manager 2013 Pre-Order ($26) | Green Man Gaming via Dealcatcher | Originally $40 | Use coupon code GMGFM-C7BEY-U0PMY
Sleeping Dogs for PS3 and Xbox ($40) | Newegg via Dealnews | Originally $60
SteelSeries Simraceway Gaming Steering Wheel ($60) | Groupon via Dealnews | Originally $115

Dumb TV → Smart TV

Logitech Revue with Google TV ($80) | Tiger Direct via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $100 | Use coupon code KNN67639

Laptops

11" Macbook Air 2011 ($750) | MacMall via Fatwallet | Originally $900

Desktops

2009 Apple Mac Mini Server with Intel Core 2 Duo ($549) | Midnight Box via Dealmac | Originally $800
HP TouchSmart 23" All-in-One Desktop w/ Core i3 CPU ($620) | Buy.com via Dealcatcher | Originally $800

Tablets

Yeah... no.

Screens

24" LG Backlit LED 1080p Monitor ($180) | Newegg via Techbargains | Originally $260 | Use coupon code EMCJNNA28

Portables

FreedomPop Bolt Freedom Stick w/500MB 4G access ($5) | Freedompop via Dealnews | Originally $ | $49 deposit required

Camera

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Aspherical Fisheye Lens for Canon ($240) | Ebay via Ebay | Originally $350
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body ($2900) | Ebay via Ebay | Originally $4100

SSDs

90GB Kingston SSD ($50) | Newegg via Dealnews | Originally $100 | MIR on page

Apps

iOS

iBackgammon ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $3

iPad Only

Sharereader ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2
Procreate ($2) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $4

Android

Brain Quiz Gold ($0) | Amazon Appstore via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $6
Pocket Planets ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3
Rebuild ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3
Star Armada ($2) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3

Hobomodo

Free Lindt Truffles ($0) | Lindt Facebook via Reddit | Originally $ | Like on Facebook to print out a coupon with your profile picture
Humble Ebook Bundle ($Pick your own price) | Humble Bundle via Reddit | Originally $52

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