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Old 03-22-2013, 08:55 AM   #436
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Southwest's fare sometimes go up and sometimes go down after they are released. We usually try to book when they are released and keep watching the fares every week. Since Southwest lets your rebook and get a credit for the difference there isn't too much risk. We usually book two one way tickets so if one leg of your flight goes down in price you can rebook just that part.

Three weeks after the release day one of our flights is sold out of Wanna Get Away fares so we are glad we booked when we did.

Southwest's schedule is now merged with Airtrans. We have one Airtran flight and one Southwest flight booked for our trip. We aren't liking this change. There are very few direct flights from Philly to MCO as they are adding Airtran layovers in Atlanta. Probably why one of our flights is sold out already since it is direct.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #437
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Southwest used to come out cheaper when they open a new schedule but I am noticing thats not the case anymore.

I find cheaper fares a few months before our trip.
I've been looking for fare since October of last year, when we booked our trip....just a little excited to go lol The bigger airlines had bookings back in January, but they were out of my price range. And some are just ridiculously priced, even now. I figured Southwest, AirTran and JetBlue will be the cheaper airlines to book with.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #438
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I think Airtrans will go down. They are 340 for round trip in Oct, but if you look up dates for may they are 304. I'm holding out and checking on seats everyday. It's the last thing I need to get in place and its killing me not to have it done.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #439
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I think Airtrans will go down. They are 340 for round trip in Oct, but if you look up dates for may they are 304. I'm holding out and checking on seats everyday. It's the last thing I need to get in place and its killing me not to have it done.
I hear ya! I just have too book our airfare and our trip is 100% booked. I can't wait but I'm not settling. I still have time to book our airfare.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #440
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we are first year annual pass holders and are planning our first trip to EPCOT F&W festival. I am hopeful that there will be room discounts during our trip planned for 10/22-10/26/13.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:38 PM   #441
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OK, not to beat the airfare things to death, but it does look like the Delta flight prices are "flickering" a bit. Not enough for me to regret purchasing airfare when we did. RT NS flights are holding at $590 from MSP to give you a clue. Some of this is definitely Delta, and not just this flight from MSP to MCO. I have a sister trying to book flights from Birmingham, AL to Grand Rapids, MI NS a couple of times in the next few months and those prices have been ridiculous as well without much repreive. There could certainly be summer sales, but not sure we'd feel comfortable waiting that long... pixie dust to those of you who can hold out!

Wish we had Jet Blue... or more NS SWA options even!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #442
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We are waiting for Frontier to open their schedule for October. Anyone else? It is driving me a bit nuts that it is taking so long.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #443
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Just purchased our SW tickets today for the way down, still need to book the way back but will need to wait till May to do that since we don't plan to return till Nov. 7th.

Anyways got a great deal of $252 for 3 tickets non-stop from SDF. One ticket was paid with reward points. Can't wait now, we just need to book our resort.
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Just purchased our SW tickets today for the way down, still need to book the way back but will need to wait till May to do that since we don't plan to return till Nov. 7th.

Anyways got a great deal of $252 for 3 tickets non-stop from SDF. One ticket was paid with reward points. Can't wait now, we just need to book our resort.
I should do that but I'm waiting until I can book everything together. May 6th, ill be on they're sure. Hopefully booking my airfare.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #445
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I am glad I went ahead and booked out flight. I was going to wait for AirTran but DH wanted nonstop so I booked United. It's nonstop from Cleveland to Orlando and an early flight. I surprised him with first class tickets because he joked that he wanted to fly first class. They were only $40 more a ticket than economy after I factored in the price of baggage. I am glad I did not wait because they went up $150 a ticket a week later.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:15 PM   #446
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Hoping for October this year. We have had to reschedule way too many times. Won't be buying airfare until June so I hope our dates fall in the range for any special offers.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #447
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We are waiting for Frontier to open their schedule for October. Anyone else? It is driving me a bit nuts that it is taking so long.
So are we. Can't even book until we know what days they are flying out. Everyone is so excited but the wait is killing us.
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So are we. Can't even book until we know what days they are flying out. Everyone is so excited but the wait is killing us.
Does frontier fly out of Philly or Baltimore/Washington? I can check them too. I'm all about finding cheap airfare.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #449
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So are we. Can't even book until we know what days they are flying out. Everyone is so excited but the wait is killing us.
We went ahead and grabbed tickets on SW even before see what Frontiers fares are like. SW had almost the perfect non-stop flights for us from DEN and the ticket prices were really reasonable, especially considering no additional baggage fees. We paid just over $300 a piece for our tix. They have since gone up in price.

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We went ahead and grabbed tickets on SW even before see what Frontiers fares are like. SW had almost the perfect non-stop flights for us from DEN and the ticket prices were really reasonable, especially considering no additional baggage fees. We paid just over $300 a piece for our tix. They have since gone up in price.

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I found $127/ticket for southwest leaving from BWI and going to MCO straight through. I haven't booked yet because I can't book our return flight yet. They're only booking until the 1st of November. We're coming home on the 2nd.
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