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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.

For questions about any of the SW CC's, see here.
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For questions about auto-checkin to SW flights, see here. (Follow the wiki to learn how to set it up.)
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #195 on: December 22, 2015, 05:02:28 PM »
i have lots of drink coupons that are expiring at the end of the year and I'm taking a flight on 1/13. think they'll let me use them?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #196 on: December 22, 2015, 05:12:11 PM »
i have lots of drink coupons that are expiring at the end of the year and I'm taking a flight on 1/13. think they'll let me use them?

They claim to be very strict about that.  Curious to see if they really are...

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #197 on: December 28, 2015, 01:00:53 PM »
I got an email

Buy Rapid Rewards Points and earn 40% bonus points. Or, add 40% more points to a loved one's account when you gift or transfer points.

IS it worth it?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #198 on: December 28, 2015, 01:04:51 PM »
I got an email
Buy Rapid Rewards Points and earn 40% bonus points. Or, add 40% more points to a loved one's account when you gift or transfer points.
IS it worth it?

gifting is probably cheaper than buying. When did you get that email?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #199 on: December 28, 2015, 01:29:59 PM »
Needed to get to Florida only flight with miles was southwest only available flight through Saint Louis. Biggest mistake I ever made.......stuck here with at least 4 hour delay......

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #200 on: December 28, 2015, 01:32:38 PM »
Needed to get to Florida only flight with miles was southwest only available flight through Saint Louis. Biggest mistake I ever made.......stuck here with at least 4 hour delay......

those are annoying. Once winter hits, it may get worse. We try to do FL direct on SW anytime we can -- even if it means getting up at 5am. Would prefer that over a 2+ hr stopover/delay.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #201 on: December 28, 2015, 02:19:24 PM »
When did you get that email?
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Terms and Conditions:
Offer is valid between December 18, 2015, 12:00:01 a.m. CST and January 3, 2016, 11:59:59 p.m. CST. Member will receive 40% more bonus points when they purchase points. When gifting or transferring points, the recipient will receive 40% more bonus points when the member gifts or transfers points. A valid Credit Card is required to buy, gift, or transfer points. Purchase thresholds must be met on a per transaction basis, in order to qualify for bonus points. Transactions are non-refundable and non-reversible. Purchased/gifted/transferred points and bonus points do not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Points can be purchased in blocks of 1,000 and a daily maximum of 60,000 points can be purchased or gifted by a Member with no annual maximum. Prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all applicable taxes

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #202 on: December 28, 2015, 02:37:21 PM »
my email didn't arrive yet. What are they charging for 60,000 pts? (and how much does a 60K points transfer cost?)

We just booked a few RT to FL for winter break at less than 15K ea., however, it's time to replenish SW if they're offering a 40% bonus.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #203 on: December 28, 2015, 02:43:04 PM »
my email didn't arrive yet. What are they charging for 60,000 pts? (and how much does a 60K points transfer cost?)

We just booked a few RT to FL for winter break at less than 15K ea., however, it's time to replenish SW if they're offering a 40% bonus.

It's cheaper to just manufacture the spend with Ink...

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #204 on: December 28, 2015, 02:46:07 PM »
It's cheaper to just manufacture the spend with Ink...

probably, but If i can get a total of 100K in a single 4-min. transaction without leaving my home/office, then that's worth something, too.....

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #205 on: December 28, 2015, 02:53:34 PM »
probably, but If i can get a total of 100K in a single 4-min. transaction without leaving my home/office, then that's worth something, too.....

The best you can do buying from them is 84,000 points for $1,650.


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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #206 on: December 28, 2015, 03:17:02 PM »
my email didn't arrive yet.
Even without the email, i think you will see offer. Log into your account.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #207 on: December 28, 2015, 09:00:50 PM »
The best you can do buying from them is 84,000 points for $1,650.

Seems a bit high (like $137 one way to FL), that's how I'd gauge it.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #208 on: December 29, 2015, 11:21:11 AM »
Haven't flown SW in quite a while. Are there still any options out there for someone needing to check in on Shabbos?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #209 on: December 29, 2015, 11:36:18 AM »
Haven't flown SW in quite a while. Are there still any options out there for someone needing to check in on Shabbos?
No auto checkin. Have to get someone in Israel (for example) to checkin for you or pay for early bird.