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Old 04-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #931
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I called back and spoke to a different rep who was fantastic. Changed all flights, kept early bird boarding and now have another 17K points back in my account. Apparently because I changed the flight prior directly with them rather than online, I am no longer able to change online. Thank you all for the help!
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #932
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So a ding just came across my desk for my dates! But when I go to my reservation and click on "change" I get an error message, what gives?
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #933
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hi there. anyone have any southwest promo codes they aren't using that would be valid for travel in may?? any help would be awesome! thx! :]]
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:57 AM   #934
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What would you do?

We are flying our family of 7 (6 full fares + 1 free lap child) to Orlando July 13-20. I have enough points in my RR account right now to either book 2 roundtrip tickets or 4 one-way. My husband just recently got his Southwest Chase cc so we should have enough points next month to get 1 roundtrip or 2 one-way. Please advise on which option you would prefer if you were in my shoes...

*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points, pay $ for 4 one-way and 1 roundtrip now, next month purchase the final roundtrip ticket
*Purchase 2 roundtrip with points, purchase 3 roundtrip with $ now, purchase 1 roundtrip next month with points
*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points now, next month purchase 2 one-ways and purchase 6 one-way tickets with $.
*Wait until we have husbands points deposited next month to do everything


Hope this makes sense! The cheapest roundtrip cost from Houston to Orlando in July right now is $433 and that seems ridiculously high to me. Also, if you have a better option, please feel free to suggest! TIA!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #935
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We are flying our family of 7 (6 full fares + 1 free lap child) to Orlando July 13-20. I have enough points in my RR account right now to either book 2 roundtrip tickets or 4 one-way. My husband just recently got his Southwest Chase cc so we should have enough points next month to get 1 roundtrip or 2 one-way. Please advise on which option you would prefer if you were in my shoes...

*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points, pay $ for 4 one-way and 1 roundtrip now, next month purchase the final roundtrip ticket
*Purchase 2 roundtrip with points, purchase 3 roundtrip with $ now, purchase 1 roundtrip next month with points
*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points now, next month purchase 2 one-ways and purchase 6 one-way tickets with $.
*Wait until we have husbands points deposited next month to do everything




Hope this makes sense! The cheapest roundtrip cost from Houston to Orlando in July right now is $433 and that seems ridiculously high to me. Also, if you have a better option, please feel free to suggest! TIA!!!
That does seem ridiculously high right now.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #936
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We are flying our family of 7 (6 full fares + 1 free lap child) to Orlando July 13-20. I have enough points in my RR account right now to either book 2 roundtrip tickets or 4 one-way. My husband just recently got his Southwest Chase cc so we should have enough points next month to get 1 roundtrip or 2 one-way. Please advise on which option you would prefer if you were in my shoes...

*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points, pay $ for 4 one-way and 1 roundtrip now, next month purchase the final roundtrip ticket
*Purchase 2 roundtrip with points, purchase 3 roundtrip with $ now, purchase 1 roundtrip next month with points
*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points now, next month purchase 2 one-ways and purchase 6 one-way tickets with $.
*Wait until we have husbands points deposited next month to do everything


Hope this makes sense! The cheapest roundtrip cost from Houston to Orlando in July right now is $433 and that seems ridiculously high to me. Also, if you have a better option, please feel free to suggest! TIA!!!
I see you live in Houston so this may not be worth it to you, but for me it's 3 hours to Houston and about 3 1/2 - 4 to Dallas. I find it to be cheaper almost every time I fly to go to Dallas instead. If you live in Dallas, it might have to be VERY MUCH cheaper, but you might want to look.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:37 AM   #937
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I see you live in Houston so this may not be worth it to you, but for me it's 3 hours to Houston and about 3 1/2 - 4 to Dallas. I find it to be cheaper almost every time I fly to go to Dallas instead. If you live in Dallas, it might have to be VERY MUCH cheaper, but you might want to look.
Ok so I just looked up fares from Dallas to Orlando for my dates. None of the flights are nonstop & it's still $162 cheaper per roundtrip fare. The kicker is that both flights STOP in Houston before heading on to Orlando. I don't get it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:52 AM   #938
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Ok so I just looked up fares from Dallas to Orlando for my dates. None of the flights are nonstop & it's still $162 cheaper per roundtrip fare. The kicker is that both flights STOP in Houston before heading on to Orlando. I don't get it!
Yep. We almost always end up going through Houston at least once (coming or going) - sometimes both ways. But it's cheaper to go to Dallas for some reason. I don't get it, but it's what we do.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #939
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Thanks so much for this suggestion! I just looked at flying out of New Orleans. It's the same price as Dallas, but at least we would be driving East instead of North and they offer nonstops. My RR points will go further too so I'd be saving $765 by flying out of New Orleans instead of Houston. I think my dear old hubby would be on board with that for sure! The gas to drive there will cost us but we'd still be saving over $500.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:11 AM   #940
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Thanks so much for this suggestion! I just looked at flying out of New Orleans. It's the same price as Dallas, but at least we would be driving East instead of North and they offer nonstops. My RR points will go further too so I'd be saving $765 by flying out of New Orleans instead of Houston. I think my dear old hubby would be on board with that for sure! The gas to drive there will cost us but we'd still be saving over $500.
Glad to help. We are looking at flying out of Austin in March as some of the airfare I looked at for them is a lot cheaper. Just waiting on march airfares.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #941
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We are flying our family of 7 (6 full fares + 1 free lap child) to Orlando July 13-20. I have enough points in my RR account right now to either book 2 roundtrip tickets or 4 one-way. My husband just recently got his Southwest Chase cc so we should have enough points next month to get 1 roundtrip or 2 one-way. Please advise on which option you would prefer if you were in my shoes...

*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points, pay $ for 4 one-way and 1 roundtrip now, next month purchase the final roundtrip ticket
*Purchase 2 roundtrip with points, purchase 3 roundtrip with $ now, purchase 1 roundtrip next month with points
*Purchase 4 one-way tickets with points now, next month purchase 2 one-ways and purchase 6 one-way tickets with $.
*Wait until we have husbands points deposited next month to do everything


Hope this makes sense! The cheapest roundtrip cost from Houston to Orlando in July right now is $433 and that seems ridiculously high to me. Also, if you have a better option, please feel free to suggest! TIA!!!
Are both legs of the round-trip the same fare?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #942
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I believe there's only a $1 difference.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #943
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Haven't flown SW in years so I'm looking for some guidance. We are looking to go out of our small airport in Branson, MO through Chicago / Midway to Orlando in late September. I am familiar with checking in 24 hours prior and being assigned boarding group A, B, or C and then lining up at the airport with your assigned group to board.

I have only done non-stop in the past so how does this work in the layover airport? We will have just over an hour for a layover so we won't be at the gate super early like most of the other travelers.

I'm assuming when we de-plane and get to our next gate we will find most people already lined up in A, B, or C and we will just get in line behind those already there ahead of us and taking our chances of being seated together. It's not a HUGE deal as our daughter is 11 but naturally she would feel MUCH better seated with either myself or DH.

By purchasing EBCI will it even give us a chance to be seated together or will I just be tossing money into the air since we have the layover to contend with?
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #944
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Haven't flown SW in years so I'm looking for some guidance. We are looking to go out of our small airport in Branson, MO through Chicago / Midway to Orlando in late September. I am familiar with checking in 24 hours prior and being assigned boarding group A, B, or C and then lining up at the airport with your assigned group to board.

I have only done non-stop in the past so how does this work in the layover airport? We will have just over an hour for a layover so we won't be at the gate super early like most of the other travelers.

I'm assuming when we de-plane and get to our next gate we will find most people already lined up in A, B, or C and we will just get in line behind those already there ahead of us and taking our chances of being seated together. It's not a HUGE deal as our daughter is 11 but naturally she would feel MUCH better seated with either myself or DH.

By purchasing EBCI will it even give us a chance to be seated together or will I just be tossing money into the air since we have the layover to contend with?
You will have second bording passes for Chicago. If they are already lined up and you fit into the A group, you'll line up in your spot.

I think (hopefully someone will correct me if wrong) that buying EBCI will check you into each leg of your trip.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #945
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You will have second bording passes for Chicago. If they are already lined up and you fit into the A group, you'll line up in your spot.

I think (hopefully someone will correct me if wrong) that buying EBCI will check you into each leg of your trip.
This was my experience when I used it, it gave us numbers for each leg, for the one fee.
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