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Old 07-01-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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It's because it's faster to type two characters than it is nine. Plus when you're putting together a long post it's easier than typing Southwest five times, and for the final comment, when you get your ticket, that's what the ticket will be labelled.

All that being said, on a post by someone who doesn't fly much, it's a bit of a dick move. If the person doesn't know, then your comment is worthless for anything other than showing off.
I get that people use it because it's shorter. That's fine ... use two characters. SW is generally what novice travelers will understand. It's been used in the thread, and it was probably better understood than WN. Even if they see "WN" on their ticket, they're probably not going to realize that's the IATA code for Southwest.
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I get that people use it because it's shorter. That's fine ... use two characters. SW is generally what novice travelers will understand. It's been used in the thread, and it was probably better understood than WN. Even if they see "WN" on their ticket, they're probably not going to realize that's the IATA code for Southwest.
But Air Namibia doesn't fly from Dayton to Phoenix...

You must have missed the second part where I said it was useless to use it if people didn't know what it would mean.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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No, I got the second part. I was just responding to your reasons for using WN as a shorter version of Southwest.

And I don't think anyone is going to think in this context that anyone is suggesting Air Namibia
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Yea the Connection in Windhoek is a hard one.


OP we all are getting a little silly now.... with the Off Topic Stuff....
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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The bag should be OK if the handles "squish" enough to fit within the size requirements.

Pricing on Southwest differs from the big US legacy carriers - the prices to do not fluctuate. They offer a fixed number of seats in each price bucket for each flight. Once a price bucket is sold out, that's it for that flight. The lowest price you see today for a specific flight is as low as it's going to be, and will only increase as more people buy seats on that flight. With Southwest, it's always better to buy as soon as possible.
That's not true. I've saved as much as $90 on a SW flight when the priced dropped. I think they indeed use price buckets but the cost of those buckets fluctuates based on certain models. It pays to keep checking, although perhaps not worth the time and effort lol.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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You are all so very helpful and answered every question I had, and then some! I actually feel a little better about flying now, it may not be quite so complicated as it seems at first.

I know they have size restrictions though for carry ons. I plan to bring a duffle bag as a carry on. Using the measurements on SWA site, it would be fine, but they don't count the handles do they? The handles are long(being a duffle bag) and could be tucked inside then zipped up if needed. Would that be accepted then?

Again, huge thanks to everyone!!

Himain - the only options I seen for soutwest from DAY to PHX were stop over flights.. I would prefer direct flight but also believe they would be more expensive?
If it's a smaller duffle like what you might use as a gym bag it is fine. If it's larger, it will be too big. Unless it isn't full and can fit into the spacer.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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From DAY to PHX? Don't think such a beast exists...
Probably on US Air.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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If it meets the size guidelines, take it. If it won't go, they'll just check it for you. Zero reason to stress about it. You'd be amazed what people try to bring on.

Don't worry about the handles, straps etc, they don't count.

Here's my advice for what it's worth.

Go, have a good time, buy what you want, check a bag coming home so there's no hassle. Generally speaking people are very helpful in getting you to where you need to be. The trick is to stay positive and calm, and you'll get through it all just fine.
FYI, they won't count on a duffle, but will on a rolling bag. Just want to clarify for anyone reading.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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FYI, they won't count on a duffle, but will on a rolling bag. Just want to clarify for anyone reading.
Agreed. I was refering to the OP. They'll count the wheels too on a roller if they stick out. It's amazing how big of a soft bag you can carry v. rollers. I have a Red Oxx Sky Boss, and that sucker can get really big. I've only ever been asked to check it once, and that was because I had a "normal" sized carry-on as well that looked tiny in comparison, and it was in Shanghai, where they're not known for their flexibility to rules.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Huge thanks to everyone who has offered advice!! I am still reading through but tons of good info
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