Southwest

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by logansmummy, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. logansmummy

    logansmummy Mouseketeer

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    Hi All! ;) Well it's that time of year again. The annual family Disney trip! :cheer2: Does anyone know when Southwest opens up July's prices:confused3 ? It appears it is only only open until June 26th at this point? I was just seeing if anyone had any inside scoop. :rolleyes1 Thanks in advance fellow Diser'S :thumbsup2
     
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  3. pamjb

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    I am also interested around that time- are there discounted seats when they are first released or is it worth waiting for sales?

    Also I may need a return flight after 8/14- should I book the departing flight and wait until more dates are added or wait to purchase both at once? Thanks!
     
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    For the past year or so, the fares on "opening day" have been terrible. Usually they come down within a week or so. I typically have "ticketless travel funds" floating around. These are credits that I receive from SW when there is a fare decrease. I don't have to pay a fee to make the changes, so I check my SW fares daily (sometimes more than once). If the fare goes down, I change my flight to the new lower fare and have a credit for future use. I only book the "web only" or "wanna get away" fares. The higher fare classes are way more $$ than I want to spend, but they are fully refundable.
    I always, always, always, book two oneway fares. This was if only one portion of my flight fare decreases, I can change it without risking the other portion.
    I always check kayak.com to see what the other airlines are charging for the same ticket. If I can get SW a little higher than the others, I will book it. If not, I will wait. Remember to factor in baggage charges and the other Hidden fees with the other airlines. Southwest doesn't charge for checking 2 bags, so the savings of that fee alone can be worth it.
     
  7. logansmummy

    logansmummy Mouseketeer

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    I LOVE flying SW they are always so kind nice and fun. You don't have that other garbage that you get w/ the other airlines either. SW all the way!
     

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