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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 #255 on: June 30, 2016, 09:27:13 PM »
I figured so since there are no separate cabins shown. Do I at least get first choice with seating??
IINM you get to board early so you basically get first seat choice. best seat on a SW plane is the one seat by the exit row that has no chair in front of you so you get all that leg room. IMHO
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #256 on: June 30, 2016, 09:30:12 PM »
IINM you get to board early so you basically get first seat choice. best seat on a SW plane is the one seat by the exit row that has no chair in front of you so you get all that leg room. IMHO
Thanks for that. Yes, all you get is confirmed a list boarding. Wasn't with the extra 52k points. And you can get a early board check in 36 hours in advance to get on that a list for 15$.  ( I call that a better deal)

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #257 on: July 01, 2016, 03:23:20 PM »
It was mentioned in the JetBlue Pointsmatch thread that you can reset the clock on JetBlue travel bank credit by booking a flight and then cancelling it (within 24 hours).

Can you reset the clock on Southwest travel credit by booking a flight and then cancelling it? I believe if you book a Wanna Get Away fare and cancel its refunded in travel credit anyway.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #258 on: July 01, 2016, 04:30:15 PM »
You always add it after the booking.

You can add it later...
As long as there's availability on the flight

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #259 on: July 01, 2016, 07:49:56 PM »
It was mentioned in the JetBlue Pointsmatch thread that you can reset the clock on JetBlue travel bank credit by booking a flight and then cancelling it (within 24 hours).

Can you reset the clock on Southwest travel credit by booking a flight and then cancelling it? I believe if you book a Wanna Get Away fare and cancel its refunded in travel credit anyway.

If you book using a credit, all travel defaults to that expiration date if you cancel. You can pay to extend the expiration date for $50 I believe.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #260 on: October 06, 2016, 08:34:59 AM »
Are there any good rapid rewards signup promo codes at the moment?
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #261 on: October 08, 2016, 01:41:57 PM »
Are there any good rapid rewards signup promo codes at the moment?

I usually only see deals for their credit card with points and referring people to the card or they'll have deals where you get 40% more if you buy/gift or transfer points. I don't think I've seen point deals for just signing up and I've been a member for years. Or maybe I just overlooked them.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #262 on: October 08, 2016, 10:35:10 PM »
I usually only see deals for their credit card with points and referring people to the card or they'll have deals where you get 40% more if you buy/gift or transfer points. I don't think I've seen point deals for just signing up and I've been a member for years. Or maybe I just overlooked them.
I'm making an account and there's a place to put in a promo code, a quick Google search didn't bring up anything current but I figured I would ask here too.
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #263 on: October 29, 2016, 02:41:18 PM »
sw points about to expire. I thought booking flights with points is considered activity but it's not. Activity is only on earned points.
So, can someone tell me what I can do to keep my points?
Need advice, asap.
thanks

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #264 on: October 29, 2016, 07:58:08 PM »
UR.
Points transfer?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #265 on: October 29, 2016, 08:08:03 PM »
sw points about to expire. I thought booking flights with points is considered activity but it's not. Activity is only on earned points.
So, can someone tell me what I can do to keep my points?
Need advice, asap.
thanks
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #266 on: October 30, 2016, 05:57:02 AM »
UR.
Points transfer?
Don't have preferred anymore ;( So can't..

Shopping portal
Why would that be counted as activity if using miles to book a flight didn't count as activity?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #267 on: October 30, 2016, 06:22:43 AM »
If I made a tix with SW - there's free cancellations, just need to pay the $11.50 taxes... Do you know if that would count as activity or I forfeit the miles?​

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #268 on: October 30, 2016, 08:05:25 AM »
If I made a tix with SW - there's free cancellations, just need to pay the $11.50 taxes... Do you know if that would count as activity or I forfeit the miles?​

Does not count to extend the mileage expiration

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #269 on: October 30, 2016, 11:35:36 AM »


Why would that be counted as activity if using miles to book a flight didn't count as activity?
use their shopping portal. When u buy something u get new miles. (I think u thought that he meant for you to buy something with your miles...)