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Gamble or pull the trigger?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Lhammer28, Jul 1, 2015.

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  1. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    Hey all!
    So I know that this is my 9th trip and probably 5th using SW -- I always buy the flights too early, because the price dropped a little bit, but then within 2 weeks, it goes lower!
    I already bought my flights to Vegas with LUV vouchers and points, only paid $195 for 2 flights MKE-LAS, and I like to have the flight to Vegas purchased just in case something crazy happens and it fills up!

    WELL, I was looking now and the flight back on SW is $254 NS, I did find a flight with a stop in PHX on AA and that it only $145...

    I would like a NS flight, I am a bad flier and I will be anxious to get home to my baby, but saving $100 and having a layover where I can visit my aunt (who works for SW at the PHX airport)

    Should I buy the AA or wait for SW, I know that the AA flight is going to go up, they always do.....and I just dont have too high of hopes for SW to go below $169....

    Anyone have any input???
     
  2. donfairplay

    donfairplay Low-Roller

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    Are there refund/cancellation issues with luv vouchers and the points? I don't know all the Southwest gotchas.

    I'd put in the dates into http://www.kayak.com/flights and see what the price predictor says, it gives a confidence score as to whether prices will increase or not.
     
  3. simonay

    simonay Low-Roller

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    I thought that generally 90 days out was when prices were generally at their cheapest. Thats for general aviation rather than southwest in particular. So if you're within 62 days then i wouldn't count on them going lower but who knows, i've never tried that kayak thing so thats a better expert than me lol
     
  4. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    I heard that 47 was the magic number?? am i wrong?
     
  5. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    I know that on SW, you can change your flight without change fees. You either pay the difference or get credit depending on the cost difference. If you make a reservation now, you might be able to cancel your flight, receive the credit, and re-book the less expensive flight. Don't take my word for it; check if this is what you can do on SW.
     
  6. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    A little update, I had one of the couples were going with buy the AA flight for $145 since I was telling them I can get them there & their stay fairly cheap, so they got RT out of MKE for $330...
    Then the next day, that AA flight jumped to $225, granted it was Fri and i know that flights go up on weekends, so I am hoping that on Tuesday there will be another sale!!!
     
  7. RedBeard

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    I've heard that very thing to. I cannot remember where I read it and I wish I could so I could link to that article, but, alas....
     
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