Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Bernie2, Jun 14, 2020.
@Bernie2 - you’re in Maryland too?
People on this board like @nostresshere have previously pointed out that SWA has periodic deals where you can buy a ticket at a cheap price for the same city pairing a few days before or after peak demand days, then shift that reservation for expensive flights on high demand days. I recently did that for fourth of July flights for San Jose to Vegas and back. Maybe that is something others should explore as to their own home cities.
Here is one thread that explains the logistics of the method.
Hey Bernie2 - tell us a bit more why the BWI-BNA-LAS and... well... the rest of the story.
Actually, in this case, I looked at WN (Southwest) and there were only 2 seats in all 3 categories - so only 2 left might have been accurate in this case.
Just to help a bit more. You did not get a voucher (which can cause confusion if you use that term). When you cancel a SWA flight, you get credit or what they call Travel Funds that are connected to your account. Normally, these are good for one year, but right now they are good until Sept 2021. If you check your account online you will see this.
You can combine multiple travel funds, or part of your travel funds for a future ticket. They can only be used by the PASSENGER that is named on the original ticket.
Also, sometimes if a flight has changed or something else happens, you have two choices. You take the voucher, or you CHANGE to a better flight option at no cost. I have booked a $50 ticket and then switched to a flight that only has $200 tickets - all for no charge. All depends on certain situations.
Thanks for all the info @nostresshere. Why don't you like debit cards?
Actually travel Funds are good thru Sept. 2022.
(1 of my 17 cancelled flights has an earlier date, rest are 9/22.)
I rebooked and I'm out on Monday with a tighter connection, three hours earlier and no increase in fare. My new schedule is Mo, Jul 6, BWI - BNA - LAS.
My SW flight is sold out of course we're about 2 weeks out. But it could be interesting or so it seems to me. Anyone else having this concern ?
i would keep checking... sometimes folks cancel and seats open up.
Or are you saying a flight you are booked on is sold out?
Sold out right now means they book up to a level where nobody has to sit in middle seat
Yes you just got to keep checking in cause someone switches or cancels out of the flight and opens up a seat
There is availability now but they are pricey.
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