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Old 09-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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Not to hijack the thread, but....

bought our "going there" tickets on SWA for end of Nov. Coming back, fares are $30 higher per ticket....is there a chance they will go down, or should I just suck it up now?

This will be my first time flying SWA but as Jestocost says, it's the only non stop from STL to MCO (hi, neighbor across the river). I know, $120 total isn't that big of a deal but when you add in airfare, tickets, condo, rental car, blah blah, I just want to save if I can.

And I used to fly Air Tran from Virginia to MCO for like $59 and that was awesome! These tickets, RT, are going to cost over $300 a piece.....and the flight time is the same!
There is always a chance. I leave in three weeks and the fares are the lowest I've seen them. Rebooked and saved about 7,000 points. That's the beauty of Southwest. No change fees.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #17
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I booked ALB to MCO 3 weeks ago for $209 round trip and now those same flights are $343. The prices seem to go up and down all the time. Last year we booked a flight to Vegas and then the price dropped $80. SW gave us credits that we could use on these tickets. It works out if you are taking a second trip before a year is up.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #18
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The funny thing about it I can go from Albany/Baltimore/MCO for $183! Direct flights were always cheaper. $77 is great price. I remember getting Albany to MCO FOR $49! Those were the days!
I remember 1 where we paid $49 Albany to MCO & there were 7 people on the flight!! I REALLY miss those days on SW!
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #19
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Not to hijack the thread, but....

bought our "going there" tickets on SWA for end of Nov. Coming back, fares are $30 higher per ticket....is there a chance they will go down, or should I just suck it up now?

This will be my first time flying SWA but as Jestocost says, it's the only non stop from STL to MCO (hi, neighbor across the river). I know, $120 total isn't that big of a deal but when you add in airfare, tickets, condo, rental car, blah blah, I just want to save if I can.

And I used to fly Air Tran from Virginia to MCO for like $59 and that was awesome! These tickets, RT, are going to cost over $300 a piece.....and the flight time is the same!
It's possible, but I would just book it personally.

I do know they might go down, I just booked a last minute trip to NY where the price was originally $400+, and I refreshed the page and it was $170!!! My mom logged on not ten seconds after and that price was gone already.

So it's always possible, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #20
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for the credit, is it a year (365 days) from the flight, or before December 31st?
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:00 PM   #21
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SW credit has to be used on a flight that is 365 days from the date you purchased the original ticket. (EX: I bought tickets for May 2012 on Dec 22, 2011. The price went down so I got a credit. I have to use the credit on a flights that leave by Dec 22, 2012) The credit is only for the person named on the original ticket.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:09 AM   #22
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ALB to MCO has really gone up in price over the last few years. If you are south of Albany, you might want to check out Jetblue out of Stewart Airport in Newburgh, (SWF).
Checked JetBlue $270 r/t out of Newburgh (compared to $445 on SWA). The only thing, it would be a two hour drive to the airport for us . I wish JetBlue would come to Albany!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #23
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We are actually considering driving because flights are so ridiculous right now. I am completely bummed about it but trying to look at the bright side (we will probably add a day to our trip!). I am continuing to watch daily but so far, nothing is dropping.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #24
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We are flying out with Southwest tomorrow, and I feel like we got a pretty good deal. It ended up being $1196 RT, for 5 people. We do stop each way, but no plane changes and the stops are only scheduled to be less than 30 minutes so it works for us! Plus with gas prices what they are, it would cost us almost as much in our SUV to drive down and back. I just didn't want to make the kids ride that far (ok, seriously *I* didn't want to be stuck in a car for 20+ hours . I booked back in February I think, I had to watch prices for a week or so to get a good price. They were low right when they were released, then went up for a few days, and then finally came back down so I booked. I didn't figure they would get any better.
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