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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 #105 on: January 29, 2015, 12:49:29 AM »
It depends on your need. I just got a one way FLL > BWI  8 hrs prior to flight and it was less than 6K points.
For some reason, that route always seems to have wanna get away fares, even on sold out flights hours before departure.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2015, 04:35:01 PM »
,some say [in general for any airline]. keep miles for when the flights are expensive. Being in yeshiva though I am able to book way in advance to avoid high prices lol. Unless last minute vacation. Do you guys agree with this?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2015, 04:46:37 PM »
,some say [in general for any airline]. keep miles for when the flights are expensive. Being in yeshiva though I am able to book way in advance to avoid high prices lol. Unless last minute vacation. Do you guys agree with this?

I don't understand the question. Are you asking if it makes sense to use miles for expensive flights and to pay with money for cheap fares? Seems like a no-brainer.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #108 on: January 30, 2015, 01:04:08 AM »
That concept doesn't apply here..

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #109 on: January 30, 2015, 01:06:52 AM »
Seems like a no-brainer.

That concept doesn't apply here..

It does apply here, only it refers to the one posting sometimes!!  :)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #110 on: January 30, 2015, 02:00:07 AM »
It does apply here, only it refers to the one posting sometimes!!  :)
Dude, WN RR reflect the price of the ticket. Expensive ticket require more points...

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #111 on: January 30, 2015, 02:02:23 AM »
in general for any airline

He wasn't asking about WN specifically.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2015, 02:22:32 AM »
He wasn't asking about WN specifically.
Oh I'm sorry. I must be posting in the wrong thread then  ;)

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2015, 02:26:15 AM »
,some say [in general for any airline]. keep miles for when the flights are expensive. Being in yeshiva though I am able to book way in advance to avoid high prices lol. Unless last minute vacation. Do you guys agree with this?
Yes agreed! 😉

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #114 on: January 30, 2015, 02:27:26 AM »
Oh I'm sorry. I must be posting in the wrong thread then  ;)

Right. Or he was.  :D
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #115 on: January 30, 2015, 02:34:05 AM »
Lol just realized i wasnt so clear.. but lets ask something more relevant to this discussion. what is your opinions on the best way to utilize points for swa with this new system. Bc they dont have a set amount anymore.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #116 on: January 30, 2015, 06:36:43 AM »
Lol just realized i wasnt so clear.. but lets ask something more relevant to this discussion. what is your opinions on the best way to utilize points for swa with this new system. Bc they dont have a set amount anymore.
Book early.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #117 on: January 31, 2015, 10:56:56 PM »
Book early.
+1 and periodically check if the price goes down.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2015, 02:04:12 AM »
How does canceling an award flight work regarding fees and recrediting the miles?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2015, 07:19:48 AM »
How does canceling an award flight work regarding fees and recrediting the miles?
Instant redeposit of the miles. You can choose whether to have the fees refunded or saved for another booking.