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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 #135 on: March 13, 2015, 04:43:13 PM »
"You cannot book travel past the expiration of your account. Please try an earlier date" how does this make sense? and what can i do about it?
That's strange. I wonder if you can book a ticket and then cancel it, would that extend the validity of your miles?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #136 on: March 15, 2015, 01:30:12 PM »
I wonder if you can book a ticket and then cancel it, would that extend the validity of your miles?
No.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #137 on: March 15, 2015, 02:01:14 PM »
No.
Is there any way other than transferring points?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #138 on: March 15, 2015, 03:38:14 PM »
Is there any way other than transferring points?
I'm sure you can buy a magazine subscription for ~500 points.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #139 on: March 16, 2015, 10:59:12 AM »
looking at a SW trip 10,500 points plus $50 taxes does it make sense to transfer UR to SW the miles or rather pay $232

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #140 on: March 16, 2015, 11:08:38 AM »
looking at a SW trip 10,500 points plus $50 taxes does it make sense to transfer UR to SW the miles or rather pay $232
The points value here is over 1.7 cents. Id personally go with points on this one. 
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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #141 on: March 16, 2015, 12:17:32 PM »
looking at a SW trip 10,500 points plus $50 taxes does it make sense to transfer UR to SW the miles or rather pay $232
Can I ask what SW flight has $50 taxes?

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #142 on: March 16, 2015, 12:47:09 PM »
Can I ask what SW flight has $50 taxes?

prob international

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #143 on: March 16, 2015, 01:00:32 PM »
prob international
That's what I thought, but I haven't seen int'l flights for just 10,500. Unless that's just from BWI-Intl. Perhaps it's that much cheaper from there.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #144 on: March 31, 2015, 08:21:52 AM »
Can I ask what SW flight has $50 taxes?

ATL to CUN has over $70 in taxes.   :(

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #145 on: May 14, 2015, 10:22:50 AM »
Southwest's schedule is now open until Jan. 4, 2016.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #146 on: May 26, 2015, 03:19:31 PM »
I've got a southwest question. Anyone able to help?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=18685.msg1155301.msg#1155301

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #147 on: May 28, 2015, 10:24:47 AM »
I have SW vouchers , if i book refundable ticket(s) totaling over the voucher amount using those credits, & then i cancel tix, will i extend my credit time.(on the voucher)

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #148 on: May 28, 2015, 10:38:42 AM »
I have SW vouchers , if i book refundable ticket(s) totaling over the voucher amount using those credits, & then i cancel tix, will i extend my credit time.(on the voucher)
No, they're very good at making sure all vouchers keep their original date. In fact, if you do what you're suggesting and pay with a CC for the amount that's over the voucher amount, when you cancel it, all the money (including the new money from the CC payment) will get locked into the original voucher date.

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Re: Southwest questions
« Reply #149 on: June 03, 2015, 04:02:08 PM »
Anyone else having trouble booking on southwest.com today?