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This is the thread for all random/general questions about Southwest. The official airline code for Southwest is WN as SW was taken by Air Namibia, but many people on the forums refer to Southwest as SW since no one talks about Air Namibia ever.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2014, 06:55:04 PM »
Not sure of the best place to post this - need an urgent response. My friend's grandmother is fading.

Can I safely book him using my SW points?
What do you mean by "safely"?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2014, 07:40:20 PM »
Not sure of the best place to post this - need an urgent response. My friend's grandmother is fading.

Can I safely book him using my SW points?
SW could care less.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2014, 09:33:52 PM »
Tyvm one and all.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2014, 11:31:30 AM »
Just created a wiki.

The free hot chocolate on SW flights is Kosher. It's Nestle and has an OU-D as you can see in my pics and they didn't add anything else to it but hot water. I imagine they use the same hot chocolate on all their routes, but that's just an assumption.



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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2014, 04:24:50 PM »
Want to plan a mini vacation sometime before my companion pass expires (dec. 2014).
What are my best options leaving from NYC? I have 110k miles .
Thanks

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2014, 04:30:42 PM »
I am in the same spot (cp expiring in December).  Im thinking chicago for thanksgiving and denver for a ski trip, both have direct flights from LGA.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2014, 07:56:52 PM »
Want to plan a mini vacation sometime before my companion pass expires (dec. 2014).
What are my best options leaving from NYC? I have 110k miles .
Thanks

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2014, 09:20:19 PM »
If I booked the below flight and then "missed" the connection (Shallot's run!), would WN rebook me on a (significantly) later connection?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2014, 09:29:47 PM »
If I booked the below flight and then "missed" the connection (Shallot's run!), would WN rebook me on a (significantly) later connection?


My only experience with missing a SW flight (sorry, I don't like WN) was that they put us on the next flight, which happened to be the next morning. Gate agent seemed nice though and was trying offer us flights that left sooner but went to other airports, so maybe they do have some flexibility.

Also, isn't MDW far from the Jewish area?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 09:57:45 PM »
MDW is about a 45 min drive vs. a 20-25 min drive from ORD.

But when you're paying 14K for two people round trip, you make do :)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2014, 10:25:11 PM »
MDW is about a 45 min drive vs. a 20-25 min drive from ORD.

But when you're paying 14K for two people round trip, you make do :)
Oh, not too far.

Of course :)

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2014, 12:00:37 AM »
I fly SWA all the time!
They can reacommodate you on a later flight that is to your liking. As per my request,  I was recently re booked BNA to EWR on a flight 24 hrs later than I was scheduled due to a 2 hour delay.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2014, 12:04:09 AM »
Want to plan a mini vacation sometime before my companion pass expires (dec. 2014).
What are my best options leaving from NYC? I have 110k miles .
Thanks
BWI
That being said, it really depends on what you are interested in seeing. I find that LGA almost always requires the most points. I'd say EWR>PHL>ISP> LGA

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2014, 12:59:10 AM »
I fly SWA all the time!
They can reacommodate you on a later flight that is to your liking. As per my request,  I was recently re booked BNA to EWR on a flight 24 hrs later than I was scheduled due to a 2 hour delay.

Yeah, there you had a delay. I'm thinking about creating a delay for myself :)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2014, 03:35:12 PM »
Since SW's award chart is based on the cash value of a flight, it shouldn't matter whether you pay with cash or points in terms of your actual cost, right? Meaning - there's no difference if you pay $100 for a flight or 7000 points for a flight (if that's the right conversion) - you didn't miss out on using your miles for a better redemption. Correct?