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SWA dilemna to NV

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Bernie2, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Bernie2

    Bernie2 High-Roller

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    Tomorrow my SW flight is sold out in fact all flights are sold out. That being said what might I get from SW in the way of a voucher. My ticket was about $250 and if they can't get me out until the next day how much would that add. What a dilemma !! Thanks
     
  2. Joe

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    Not sure what you are asking? Are you looking to get a volunteer bump for another, later flight? If so, maybe around $350-$400 credit, plus airfare on the new flight. More $ f not on the same day.
     
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  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I agree. Not sure what he is asking or telling us. Already been bumped, or just asking? Being sold out the day before does not mean they won't find a seat for, due to no shows.
     
  4. Frankr163

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    What you can get is determined by several factors. Mainly it comes down to whether you are bumped or take a voluntary change.
    The basic rules can be found here:
    http://travelsense.org/Consumer/consumerdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=13894
    Personally I have gotten re-booked and given a voucher for $200 at SW for giving up my seat.
    My biggest score was thru AA, got re-booked and bumped up to 1st class and was awarded 2 $1000 vouchers. Supply and Demand are also a big factor.
     
  5. dmr

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    I guess I just don't "get it", the whole thing about trying to profit from getting bumped, that is. When I'm on a pleasure trip I really want to get there and not waste time getting rebooked and such. I guess I put this in the same category as getting "paid" to sit through a timeshare presentation. I really value my time on vacation.
     
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    tfcoach72 Low-Roller

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    I'm with dmr on this one----
     
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  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yea, maybe it is "vacation" time, but if you are just goofing off and someone wants to give you a few hundred dollars and you go hang at the bar for a few hours... prettty good pay.
     
  8. Joe

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    We have taken the voluntary bump about 3 three times. Sometimes SWA just makes it too good to say no. Many times it is just a 3 hour delay for $300 each.

    Now that being said and as I get older, I don't even consider it as an option any longer. Get me there ASAP.
     
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  9. CalifLovesVegas

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    I sit and wait......Near the podium IF I'm thinking of taking a bump if one is offered.
    They will Start at $100 voucher, plus cost of your ticket.
    When they jump to $300? Then I pounce IF I want to, but theres No time to think about it.

    My tix are usually cheap, so thats Not a big draw for me.
    And if I need to check in for a Tourney? Then No to the bump.

    But if I'm there with my carryon, and I know that another Nonstop is just a few
    hours away? Then yeah.
     
  10. Joe

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    At the Milwaukee airport they actually post it on the electronic gate screen if they are looking volunteers. We usually get there 2 hours early and if they are looking, it is already posted. 2 hours early + 3 hour delay = 5+hours in the airport bar. Getting too old for that.
     
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    I did that once on the flight back home a long time ago. I forgot which airline it was. The next flight was the next day. They gave a $200 voucher and a room for the night at Sunset Station. They provided transportation to and from the airport. That night I took a cab to the Strip and back where I ended up winning another $200. This was during the time I didn't get comps. Now I would rather get home as soon as possible, so my price to get bumped is always higher than what they are offering.
     
  12. Bernie2

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    Well here is what happened the first leg was oversold by 2 but the 2 didn' show. So it was off to MDW and their they needed me and I got about $600 in vouchers and the delay was about 8 hours was it worth it to me. I think so. Thanks for the imput.
     
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    Different people have different prices, but I would definitely take a $600 voucher. That's four free round-trips to Vegas for me. But I'm sure that their offer would differ based on where they were going.
     
  14. Bernie2

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    Good to hear from you A&E for me it's about 1.5 trips to LAS and I not using points and nor going to the hip.
     
  15. nostresshere

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    That is $75 an hour to sit around. Closer to $100 if you figure taxes - which of course you won't pay on this.

    How many people get $100 an hour for sitting in a bar?
     
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    Where can I send my resume for that job?