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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 #345 on: June 30, 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
trying to book a flights from NYC to SAN and according to the map there should be a non stop flight which is true for the month of july and first two weeks of aug. however I am unable to find non stop flights for the last week of Aug. does southwest usually add the non stop flights closer date to departure?

Seasonal flight only, along with EWR-OAK, perhaps ends in mid August.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #346 on: July 11, 2017, 03:27:05 PM »
For those of you that maximize GCs, Vouchers, Travel credit, note that they have quietly reduced the number of forms of payment allowed on a reservation from 4 to 3.   >:(   You can still be creative to combine multiple into one and then use it but it's more of a PITA than it used to be.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #347 on: August 02, 2017, 12:21:57 PM »
For those of you that maximize GCs, Vouchers, Travel credit, note that they have quietly reduced the number of forms of payment allowed on a reservation from 4 to 3.   >:(   You can still be creative to combine multiple into one and then use it but it's more of a PITA than it used to be.
How can one combine multiple SW GC's into 1?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #348 on: August 12, 2017, 10:26:03 PM »
Does transferring points from a partner extend the expiration of miles?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #349 on: September 11, 2017, 11:38:05 AM »
My flight went down in price, so I cancelled and rebooked. I now have $10 of travel credit sitting under myself and my wife's name. How long do I have to use the credit?

I'd probably rather just use it for something quick instead of waiting till next time I fly SW (I fly them rarely). Can this be used for early-bird check-in or for an alcoholic drink etc?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #350 on: September 11, 2017, 11:53:53 AM »
I think the credit is good for a year, but they limit what you can use it for.

I tried to use a travel credit towards the A list/early boarding fee and they would not let me.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #351 on: September 12, 2017, 11:23:23 AM »
Does Southwest not show up on Google Flights?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #352 on: September 12, 2017, 12:07:13 PM »
Does Southwest not show up on Google Flights?
They don't show up

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #353 on: September 12, 2017, 12:10:48 PM »
Does Southwest not show up on Google Flights?
The flight details do, the pricing does not.
https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=LGA;t=MDW;d=2017-10-30;r=2017-11-03;tt=o;s=0

Being that there's no price pulling, the results will always be at the bottom when searching to any city.
https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=LGA;t=ORD,MDW;d=2017-10-30;r=2017-11-03;tt=o;s=0
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #354 on: October 24, 2017, 11:03:25 AM »
Looking for info on airports on the east coast with cheaper flights to the LA area.

From research it seems that the most cost effective route is BWI - SNA (114 each way when not on sale) but without checking all the permutations (there are 5 LA area airports) I'm wondering if anyone has found a route from an East Coast airport to the LA area which runs cheaper.

Willing to go as far north as TF Green and south to IAD.

Thanks

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #355 on: October 30, 2017, 10:10:11 AM »
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #356 on: December 07, 2017, 12:45:07 PM »
i had an inactive account and SW forfeited 50k miles.
is there any way to get them reinstated ?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #357 on: December 07, 2017, 01:08:23 PM »
i had an inactive account and SW forfeited 50k miles.
is there any way to get them reinstated ?
If it is the first time, they did it for me, I just said I did not know the miles have an expiration date as in the past they did not expire. The rep was very nice and said she'll do it only this time :)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #358 on: December 07, 2017, 02:31:45 PM »
If it is the first time, they did it for me, I just said I did not know the miles have an expiration date as in the past they did not expire. The rep was very nice and said she'll do it only this time :)
Sounds like a YMMV

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #359 on: December 08, 2017, 06:11:51 PM »
Sounds like a YMMV
Agreed, maybe I was just lucky.
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