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Old 06-02-2010, 04:45 AM
 
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Need tickets near Thanksgiving and they are only selling tickets through Nov 5.

When booking through SW, they display the flights for the day and you select the one you want, with the fare displayed beside it. And there are different fares for different flights.

You do this for coming and going- departure and return.

Right now Jet Blue offers the departure for $125 plus tax and the return for almost $400.

SW flyers- when SW publishes the fares, I'll be first to buy, as I check twice a day to see if the tickets are available.

Will SW offer LOWER fares of $125 and $400 for their 'get away'- their cheapest fares?

Or should I grab that $125 one and just wait as surely SW will have the cheapy fare under $400 coming back?
This is RDU to FLL.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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They used to publish when they would extend their reservations date; it was on the special offers page for some odd reason. However, their page has changed and a quick look couldn't find it.

Call southwest and ask them when they will be extending.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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Will SW offer LOWER fares of $125 and $400 for their 'get away'- their cheapest fares?

Or should I grab that $125 one and just wait as surely SW will have the cheapy fare under $400 coming back?
This is RDU to FLL.
My magic ball is broken. However, I have been booking Thanksgiving fares on Southwest FOREVER.

If you travel on Wednesday night and return on Sunday, you will pay the MAX fare EVEN IF YOU BOOK THE FIRST DAY THE SCHEDULE IS OPEN. (emphasis intended)

If you want to travel cheap, fly out on Thanksgiving morning and return on MONDAY night. The fares are generally very reasonable (and you make your destination by Noon in most cases.
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