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Southwest Airlines Packages - resort fees?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by bigalbr, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. bigalbr

    bigalbr VIP Whale

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    I was looking at SWA flights and decided to check out their vacation packages since I will not be doing enough gambling that isn't poker to get any comps. I don't see any mention of resort fees anywhere in the SWA package information. Is the SWA package inclusive of all fees, or do they charge the resort fee at check-in?
     
  2. captainron62

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    You will still be responsible for resort fees.
     
  3. dhlamar

    dhlamar Low-Roller

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    Once you find a good flight + hotel package always go to hotel website and see what they are offering for same dates!
     
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  4. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

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    Yeah, I've considered this as well in the past, but it's always been pretty much the same price or cheaper just to get the two seperately (these days I get comped more, so I haven't looked into it recently).
     
  5. Jimbo338

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    The longer and the more you work at it the better you get at searching. First, although a few times SWV packages were a bit cheaper, they lock you in. I have mostly done better booking hotel and flights separately, free to rebook if prices drop. Also there is a difference in price sometimes when you book your flight and hit "Add Hotel" at Southwest, so check that out too.

    If you find a good package, you can check the hotel rates online but call reservations as well. Often they have a better price or will match a price, and sometimes it is even cheaper. I have even found that calling the hotel different shifts may make a difference. Happy hunting......the hunt can be as much fun as the kill!

    Jimbo338
     
  6. nostresshere

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    Pretty sure nobody includes resort fee in the upfront cost.

    You will pay later.


    NOW I AM BEGGING -

    please do not turn this into a resort fee popcorn fest. There are other places to beat this dead horse to death, again.
     
  7. shifter

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    Omg resort fees?! what a rip off I'll never stay anywhere that charges that shit! I can't believe anyone stays anywhere that does that. It's a crime against humanity!
     
  8. bswim

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    the best deals are usually found booking direct or with a smartervegas code. Also alot easier to change dates.
     
  9. Steran12

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    The OP is clearly doing price comparisons and not complaining about resort fees. Your obvious sarcasm is not necessary on this thread.
     
  10. Chuck2009x

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    Shifter was playing off of the post immediately above his. Which should be obvious.
     
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    I stopped using SW Vacations because I could never seem to get my mileage points after taking the flights....The last time I FOUGHT LONG AND HARD for those points to finally get them...but then they only gave me the points to Vegas and NEVER received the points for our return flight.

    So if you do the SWV instead of SWA just watch to make sure you get your mileage fight points.
     
  12. nostresshere

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    The other disadvantage of using SW packages is trying to make flight changes. For the same reason most people do not book RT, but instead book two one-way. If you need to cancel one, the other is still booked at the original rate.

    (and, yes, I am positive Shifters comments were tongue in cheek..not sure which cheek, but.....)
     
  13. mdm4sfest

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    I always wanted to book through SW Vacations however every single time I look, its much cheaper to book the room and air separate. Here is how I think about it:

    For instance lets say I book a 4 night package with flight/air and stay at the Flamingo for $500 each for 2 people so $1000. Then I check and see the flight alone is $300 so $600 as a couple. That gives me $400 to spend on the hotel at which you can get the Flamingo for way way way cheaper then $400 for 4 nights. Or you can get a much nicer hotel for $400 as well.
     
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