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Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Candy Apple, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. Candy Apple

    Candy Apple VIP Whale

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    Wouldn't you know, I was about to change my flights and discovered the flight I wanted coming home is $120 more than it was this morning. It was the only one where a plane change wasn't necessary. I can change planes at MDW, Chicago Midway. Is that the crazy busy Chicago airport or is that O'Hare I'm thinking of?
     
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    O'Hare is the "crazy busy" airport. One of the 5 largest in the world.

    Midway is in the southwest suburbs and is smaller. It can be crazy too, though, as it is the only Chicago airport that Southwest flies into.
     
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  3. Candy Apple

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    For the same price, would you fly an hour longer and change planes in Baltimore? Or change planes at Chicago Midway? I wonder if things would go smoother in Baltimore.
     
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    g-didi Low-Roller

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    Shorter the flight the better for me. Midway is not that scary. Look at the two airport websites if your layovers are long and see if there is something there to interest you.

    If you are worried about making it home that day (this is a factor for me sometimes, so I dont take the last flight out in this circumstance) you can always check and see if there are later flights from your connecting airport to your home town.

    I would choose the shortest routing with all things being equal.
     
  5. Candy Apple

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    Thanks. Other issue is either flight requires leaving Vegas at 6:00 AM. My son doesn't do well getting up at an ungodly hour, and I'm definitely not a night owl to stay up all night. Guess I'll need to buy some 5 Hour Energy.
     
  6. Candy Apple

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    Well, I called SW and booked the flight returning home at 6:00 AM changing planes in Chicago. I gave the man my credit card and said I wanted to purchase early bird for the returning flight. He said I'd receive an e-mail confirmation. I only received a confirmation for the new flights, not the early bird. :(
     
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    Eliminate your cookies...

    & eliminate your cache
    That will probably do the trick.
    Whenever I shop, I do this.
    Or wait until Monday/Tuesday
     
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  8. Candy Apple

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    I called SW back yesterday and a new person said I would NOT receive an e-mail for the early bird purchase. She said it would show up when I checked in 24 hours ahead for my outgoing flight.
     
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    I fly to or through Midway quite a bit.

    It's a mid-size airport, less hectic than BWI. Connections on Southwest are usually very easy.
     
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    I usually book Early Bird for our return flights just so I don't have to deal (remember :drunk:) with it and have always received a confirmation email.
     
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  11. Candy Apple

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    Right. I would like proof that I purchased it before it's time to leave.
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Candy Apple:

    Some ideas-

    When posting, try to include what your question is.
    When booking with SW - you can do it all online. No agent needed.
    As to making sure your reservation is there, login with our Freq Flyer number and you can see your bookings.
     
  13. Candy Apple

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    I don't have a Frequent Flier #. This is only the third time I've flown SW.
     
  14. Joe

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    You should get one. It's free and painless:wink2:
    You might as well get miles for your travel and they don't expire.
    You can also add your FF# to a flight even after its been booked.
     
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  15. Candy Apple

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    Well, I do have Rapid Rewards. Is that the same thing?
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yes, that is the name of their Frequent Flyer program. Login to see your flights, assuming you gave the number when you booked it.
     
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