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scrappinginontario

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I’ve received a few flight number changes recently. Not concerned, just seems to be happening with more frequency these days.

I try to keep DME updated but am not overly concerned if I don’t.
 
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poohbear2

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Mar 16, 2002
Just got an email of switched flights and really put a damper on our long weekend. If we accept the changes we loose 2 days of a 5 day trip. Got to make some decisions.
 
  • Pooh2

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    Jan 2, 2011
    We received an email early this morning that our flight is changed 1 and a half hours earlier. No problem with the time change but I no longer see our early check-in anywhere (paid for both first traveler and companion).
    Does it the early check-in transfer with the time change??
     

    shoreward

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    Jun 25, 2014
    We received an email early this morning that our flight is changed 1 and a half hours earlier. No problem with the time change but I no longer see our early check-in anywhere (paid for both first traveler and companion).
    Does it the early check-in transfer with the time change??
    As long as the confirmation number has not changed, the EBCI should transfer. However, if you can no longer see it, I would either call or tweet Southwest to confirm.
     

    TyRy

    Part of the problem is I wear my shorts
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2004
    As long as the confirmation number has not changed, the EBCI should transfer. However, if you can no longer see it, I would either call or tweet Southwest to confirm.
    Thanks for the reminder. We also received the your flight has changed, but the only thing that did change was the flight number. I also logged into my account and still see the little EB symbol.
     

    Peaseblossom36

    Earning My Ears
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    Nov 10, 2018
    So now the other flight has change also, it’s thirty minutes later and went from a nonstop to stopping in Chicago. If I change to another flights will I have to pay the difference in fares? They added another nonstop flight that wasn’t there when we booked but it’s much more expensive since it doesn’t have any WGA fares left. And if they change again would I get the option to change them again?

    Neither of my original flights were on Max 8s so no idea why they changed.
     
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    So now the other flight has change also, it’s thirty minutes later and went from a nonstop to stopping in Chicago. If I change to another flights will I have to pay the difference in fares? They added another nonstop flight that wasn’t there when we booked but it’s much more expensive since it doesn’t have any WGA fares left. And if they change again would I get the option to change them again?

    Neither of my original flights were on Max 8s so no idea why they changed.
    I don't believe price changes are in effect when approached with this situation. Your e-mail should state the stipulations though--double check that.

    Your original flight doesn't have to be on a MAX 8 for this situation to occur. They have flights they no longer could service with the MAX 8 when they were first removed but it has a snowball effect as they now have to weigh pros and cons to existing remaining flights. Operationally they may see it more beneficial to remove a flight, they may see if more beneficial to add a stop, etc. All three airlines that had the MAX 8 are experiencing continual adjustments and cancellations of flights even though the original removal of the MAX 8 was months and months ago.
     

    scrappinginontario

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    So now the other flight has change also, it’s thirty minutes later and went from a nonstop to stopping in Chicago. If I change to another flights will I have to pay the difference in fares? They added another nonstop flight that wasn’t there when we booked but it’s much more expensive since it doesn’t have any WGA fares left. And if they change again would I get the option to change them again?

    Neither of my original flights were on Max 8s so no idea why they changed.
    I recommend calling SW to see what your options are and to try and get them to change you back to a direct flight without paying the increased fee. I think only they can truly answer your question.
     

    shoreward

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    So now the other flight has change also, it’s thirty minutes later and went from a nonstop to stopping in Chicago. If I change to another flights will I have to pay the difference in fares? They added another nonstop flight that wasn’t there when we booked but it’s much more expensive since it doesn’t have any WGA fares left. And if they change again would I get the option to change them again?

    Neither of my original flights were on Max 8s so no idea why they changed.
    The policy is no change in fare, as long as WGA fares are still available for the new flight, if you originally booked a WGA fare. They may be willing to make an exception; it's worth a call.
     

    G719

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Anybody have a guess of when June 2020 flights will open? The way they've been releasing I'm thinking it will be sometime in November.
     
  • Alice Sr.

    My little Mouseketeer
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    Apr 26, 2000
    I need flights for the end of March, it appears this window will open 9/26. Does anyone know if the release of a new schedule window has an effect on legacy line pricing (do they try to compete)? Right now my days are $700+/- hoping to find better options with SW but the n/s options out of MDW have been greatly diminished. We will be a group of 5 adults, 3 kids, one lap baby so I will pay more for the n/s but really hoping for a little competition to give me more reasonable n/s options. Thank you!
     

    shoreward

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    I need flights for the end of March, it appears this window will open 9/26. Does anyone know if the release of a new schedule window has an effect on legacy line pricing (do they try to compete)? Right now my days are $700+/- hoping to find better options with SW but the n/s options out of MDW have been greatly diminished. We will be a group of 5 adults, 3 kids, one lap baby so I will pay more for the n/s but really hoping for a little competition to give me more reasonable n/s options. Thank you!
    Southwest no longer necessarily has the lowest fares in a market; that honor belongs to ULCCs, such as Frontier and Spirit. So, I would not expect any fare drop from legacy carriers. Keep in mind that you will be traveling at Spring Break, when there will be high demand for seats. Ultimately, it comes down to supply and demand.

    If you can fly Southwest, I suggest camping out at your computer very early on schedule release date to book, and keep in mind that there may be fewer than your required number of seats at the lowest fare.
     

    Alice Sr.

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    Apr 26, 2000
    Southwest no longer necessarily has the lowest fares in a market; that honor belongs to ULCCs, such as Frontier and Spirit. So, I would not expect any fare drop from legacy carriers. Keep in mind that you will be traveling at Spring Break, when there will be high demand for seats. Ultimately, it comes down to supply and demand.

    If you can fly Southwest, I suggest camping out at your computer very early on schedule release date to book, and keep in mind that there may be fewer than your required number of seats at the lowest fare.
    Yes I have noticed the increase and lack of n/s flights available :sad: Spirit or Frontier are not an option. I plan on treating it like a DVC resv, don't call in one minute late or you will miss the boat. Do you know what time the window is supposed to open? I did talk to SW the other day to ask what the process was for resv 9 seats. She did not know what time the window would open only that it would be on the 26th. Thanks
     

    shoreward

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    Yes I have noticed the increase and lack of n/s flights available :sad: Spirit or Frontier are not an option. I plan on treating it like a DVC resv, don't call in one minute late or you will miss the boat. Do you know what time the window is supposed to open? I did talk to SW the other day to ask what the process was for resv 9 seats. She did not know what time the window would open only that it would be on the 26th. Thanks
    The online booking system allows a maximum of 8 per reservation. You can open two windows, browsers, or devices at the same time, if you are doing this by yourself.

    Southwest has no set time for releasing a schedule extension. It can be super early (6:00 a.m. EDT) or a few hours later than that, like last time. Keep an eye on https://www.southwest.com/air/flight-schedules/index.html?clk=GSUBNAV-AIR-SCHEDULES for any changes in the schedule extension release date.
     

    Lori74

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    Aug 1, 2015
    Yes I have noticed the increase and lack of n/s flights available :sad: Spirit or Frontier are not an option. I plan on treating it like a DVC resv, don't call in one minute late or you will miss the boat. Do you know what time the window is supposed to open? I did talk to SW the other day to ask what the process was for resv 9 seats. She did not know what time the window would open only that it would be on the 26th. Thanks
    also keep in mind, the prices fluctuate according to how many you book at one time. it's a bit of work, and stressful, especially if you are trying to book the day they open. i sometimes have 5 on one reservation, and 2 on another just to get the best price. good luck
     

    Christine

    Would love to be able to sit on
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    Aug 31, 1999
    Hi everyone; haven't flown Southwest in years and I'm a little unclear on the credit policy.

    I have a trip coming up this November. Fares have somewhat stunk, but finally my return trip/flight was at $69. I booked three one-way flights back from MCO (me, DH, and adult DD).

    If for some reason I decide I don't want to do that anymore and just cancel my flights, how does the credit work? I booked the tickets on my CC. Does each flyer get their own credit or is the credit pooled to me.

    I guess I want to know is if I get a credit $220 could my daughter use the whole amount for one RT flight or do each of us have to take a flight somewhere?
     

    Lori74

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    Aug 1, 2015
    Hi everyone; haven't flown Southwest in years and I'm a little unclear on the credit policy.

    I have a trip coming up this November. Fares have somewhat stunk, but finally my return trip/flight was at $69. I booked three one-way flights back from MCO (me, DH, and adult DD).

    If for some reason I decide I don't want to do that anymore and just cancel my flights, how does the credit work? I booked the tickets on my CC. Does each flyer get their own credit or is the credit pooled to me.

    I guess I want to know is if I get a credit $220 could my daughter use the whole amount for one RT flight or do each of us have to take a flight somewhere?
    it goes to original passenger on the ticket to be used within one year of when the ticket was purchased
     


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