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Why Are Southwest's Airfares So High?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Connell, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    exactly.
    in some markets, where they don't have much competition, even their best sales are not much of a price break.
     
  2. ronc

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    Those travel credits are good for a year but any ticket you use them on gets the old date as the start of the year, based on the disclaimer I read yesterday when booking a flight. I had $17 for a ticket purchased yesterday but did not use it because of that date issue. I like dealing with points much better!
     
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  3. azlefty

    azlefty High-Roller

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    For that much cabbage you might be able to snag a discount flight to Europe on Norwegian or Wow. It's your money. Smell the market and exploit the soft spots. Vegas isn't going anywhere.
     
  4. bnlphan

    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    I'm in the same boat. Looking at end up June first week of July and though Frontier put up flights for 39 it must have been a mistake as they jumped to 139 the next day and have gone higher since. Hoping they will come down in a few months as we will not pay 400 for round trip tickets.
     
  5. mike honcho

    mike honcho Tourist

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    Sign up for frontier deal emails. I get them all the time and using the promo code in the emails can save you a bunch. I would bet you can get round trip for 2 people for about $200 total with a personal item only as baggage.W have done east coast to vegas direct 2 times in last 4 months for under $250 all in for 2 people with stretch seats. I have found frontier is good for flights like a month out the long term calendar 6 months out is not as much of a good deal.
     
  6. The Rumor

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    frontier does sales all the time, too.
     
  7. oldbrewzer

    oldbrewzer Low-Roller

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    I have been watching the June/July/August fares from SWA also, and they have not changed since they were originally posted. History tells me they will reduce them at some point. We check almost daily. We prefer to book the farthest out flight dates with points, since there is a good chance the fares will be lowered and we don't have to worry about dealing with a refund balance and the associated rules. We have even bought some points(when SWA offered a discount on them), in order to utilize their flexibility vs. cash/credit purchases. If we don't mind flying the early/late direct flights, we can almost always find cheap flights out of Austin.
     
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  8. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I used to check and rebook my SWA flights all of the time, but I seldom see a lower fare these days. Also, I’m pretty sure a rebook kills your spot in the Early Bird line.
     
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    We booked Albany to Vegas (MDW in the middle) for Jan 6th and it was $375 RT, Southwest.
     
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