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Old 06-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #631
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Okay, I have Early Bird Check in, I know 36 hours before your flight you get a preassigned boarding segment. You still have to "print" your boarding pass, but here is my question...
Do you actually NEED a paper copy of the boarding pass if you use a smart phone/Iphone? Can't I just use the Southwest mobile app & get my two boarding passes electronically loaded or is it better to just print them?

I tried to locate the answer online at SW.com, but this is the best I could find on their site....

When are EarlyBird Check-In Customers' boarding pass positions reserved?
EarlyBird Check-In Customers will have their boarding passes reserved beginning 36 hours prior to their flight's scheduled departure time. Boarding Passes can be printed beginning 24 hours prior to the flight's scheduled local departure time.
You'll need to print them at the airport because you will need them to get through security and to board the plane. You don't have to print them at the 24 hour mark. Just go to a kiosk when you get to the airport and print before you head to the security line.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #632
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You'll need to print them at the airport because you will need them to get through security and to board the plane. You don't have to print them at the 24 hour mark. Just go to a kiosk when you get to the airport and print before you head to the security line.
Thanks for the reply. I have never flown with SW, this is our first time. I know with American, you could print at home, print at the kiosk in the airport, or download the "scanner bar code" on your smart phone & they scan your iphone barcode. I just thought SW had that choice as well, but I can print them or use the kiosk, thanks a bunch !!!

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Old 06-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #633
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So travel funds are non-transferable between family members correct? So, if my son who is 10 has $48 in travel funds....I can't use it?
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:01 PM   #634
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Well, it is official, I was worried we would have to cancel with airfare being double the price of what it has been in the past, only 1 slight hiccup......

Well, from Dallas Love Field to Orlando (MCO) for both me & my 16 year old son, with Southwest, it came to a total of $514 !!!! Which is just about what I paid last year to fly American Airlines.

The only hiccup, to get a Direct (they don't have non-stop with Southwest out of Dallas Love Field) flight with only 1 stop & NO PLANE CHANGE, there was ONLY one time frame & that was flying out at 3:30 pm & arriving in Orlando Florida at 8:50 PM. That is the hiccup, we have in the past 10 years always flown with American Airlines & left at 6:00 AM & arrived on our very first day at 9:30 am, so we have basically lost a WHOLE day having to switch to Southwest Airlines.

But American Airlines prices are out the roof !!! And they are still in "limbo" with their business decisions. The total fare if we flew with American Airlines non-stop is approx $700-800 total, so we had no choice but to choose Southwest, I hope all goes well with choosing Southwest, we have never flown with them.

But at least we are GOING !!!!! It really feels official now !!

Can anyone tell me if Southwest changes their flight times or do they stay consistent with what you originally booked? I specifically booked Direct (no plane change, with just one stop) both ways round trip. They only had one option for Direct- no plane change with just one stop.
In all the times we have flown SW they have Never changed a time except at the gate due to weather circumstances (snow once/ severe Tstorms a couple of times). They pretty much leave their flight times alone once they publish them.


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Old 06-19-2012, 07:23 AM   #635
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I'm looking at a couple os connecting SW flights for this fall to another destination. The ideal time flights only allow 40 minutes between flights...this seems a litttle tight? Anyone ever do flights like this with success?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:08 AM   #636
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Question Feb flights?

Anyone have an idea of when SW may open their late February flights for booking?
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #637
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I am thinking about changing my "Direct- no plane change but one stop" flight with Southwest (first time flying with them) to an earlier flight that has One plane change, I have NEVER changed planes before to get to my destination. It has a 55 minute plane change at the New Orleans MSY airport. The flight would leave Dallas TX Love Field at 6:35 am & arrive in New Orleans MSY airport at 7:55 & then you change planes & depart there at 8:50 am & then arrive in Orlando at 11:25 am.

Is 55 minutes enough time to change planes at the New Orleans MSY airport? I was looking at the LA MSY airport online & I can't tell........ Any prior experiences & thoughts? A prior thread stated to allow at least 2 hours minimum, is 55 minutes too close?

Also, does your EBCI apply to both legs of the flight?
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #638
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I am thinking about changing my "Direct- no plane change but one stop" flight with Southwest (first time flying with them) to an earlier flight that has One plane change, I have NEVER changed planes before to get to my destination. It has a 55 minute plane change at the New Orleans MSY airport. The flight would leave Dallas TX Love Field at 6:35 am & arrive in New Orleans MSY airport at 7:55 & then you change planes & depart there at 8:50 am & then arrive in Orlando at 11:25 am.

Is 55 minutes enough time to change planes at the New Orleans MSY airport? I was looking at the LA MSY airport online & I can't tell........ Any prior experiences & thoughts? A prior thread stated to allow at least 2 hours minimum, is 55 minutes too close?

Also, does your EBCI apply to both legs of the flight?
I've never flown in and out of New Orleans so no help there. Whenever I've had to make a stop and change planes the EBCI has applied to both legs.
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DISERS! Is all hope REALLY lost for getting a lower fare? I'm leaving from Baltimore on Fri. Aug 31st, coming back on Sun. Sept 9th. The sales they had excluded Fridays and Sundays. My roundtrip ticket will be $303. I have NEVER paid that much before. Any suggestions?
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DISERS! Is all hope REALLY lost for getting a lower fare? I'm leaving from Baltimore on Fri. Aug 31st, coming back on Sun. Sept 9th. The sales they had excluded Fridays and Sundays. My roundtrip ticket will be $303. I have NEVER paid that much before. Any suggestions?
I gave up waiting for SW for our Sept trip and booked with US Air last week when they dropped fares. They're expected to rise any day now but I'd look into other airlines.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #641
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Southwest Air and World Market

We got a flyer in the newspaper this past Sunday from World Market that said if you spend $20 at World Market you can get 15% off your next SWA roundtrip Wanna Get Away Fare. I did not bring the flyer with me to share all the fine print, but at least some of the info is available at the website.

http://www.worldmarket.com/home/index

Look at the back page of the add.

HTH someone get a better deal!!

They also have a contest for anyone who wants to enter.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #642
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Anyone have an idea of when SW may open their late February flights for booking?
From the SWA Website:

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We are currently accepting air reservations through January 4, 2013. On July 9, 2012, we will open our schedule for sale through February 13, 2013. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.

For future reference you can find it under Travel Tools in the upper left corner of the main page. Click on Travel Tools --> All travel Tools (at the bottom of drop down box)
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I am thinking about changing my "Direct- no plane change but one stop" flight with Southwest (first time flying with them) to an earlier flight that has One plane change, I have NEVER changed planes before to get to my destination. It has a 55 minute plane change at the New Orleans MSY airport. The flight would leave Dallas TX Love Field at 6:35 am & arrive in New Orleans MSY airport at 7:55 & then you change planes & depart there at 8:50 am & then arrive in Orlando at 11:25 am.

Is 55 minutes enough time to change planes at the New Orleans MSY airport? I was looking at the LA MSY airport online & I can't tell........ Any prior experiences & thoughts? A prior thread stated to allow at least 2 hours minimum, is 55 minutes too close?

Also, does your EBCI apply to both legs of the flight?
Yes. Msy is small compared to other airports and all SW gates are together.
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I now have both my arrival and return flights booked and linked together....question....Is there a way to add the coke rewards code to it now?...after the fact of them being booked. No big deal if I can't, but if I could, I sure will give it a try.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #645
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DISERS! Is all hope REALLY lost for getting a lower fare? I'm leaving from Baltimore on Fri. Aug 31st, coming back on Sun. Sept 9th. The sales they had excluded Fridays and Sundays. My roundtrip ticket will be $303. I have NEVER paid that much before. Any suggestions?
Check again? If you're flexible about the flight times, I came up with $210-215 rt just now for those dates so the prices may have changed since yesterday.
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