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What Happened To Lowfare On WN?  
User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

I just tried booking a flight for two on WN in Feb. and the best price i could get from FLL to HOU was$626.00 roundtrip! I tried the same on Delta and it was only $530.00 and no plane change! Am I doing something wrong cause usually WN is cheaper?

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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

AirTran has fares from less than $200 r/t.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1679 times:


It might be the dates you chose. Also if WN doesn't have a buttload of flights on that routing the fares tend to be higher since there are less seats available on that route.



User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I dont think its the number of flights or dates because I usually fly this route 6 or 7 times a year and never paid this kind of fare! This is the first time since 9-11 and I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Thanks Lowfareair but being from S.Florida I still remember ValueJet and even tho AirTran has new planes I will stay with WN or DELTA.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

It's a bit misleading...the $626 was for two tickets..not $626 per ticket. It's gotta be the travel dates you picked have already filled up on the $200 (each) round trip fares.


User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Yes I stated it was for two tickets! The Delta price was also for two tickets also!

User currently offlineFlashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2903 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
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I also saw that - SAT-PDX on WN was $400 and it was $320 on America West.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Thumper, true you did say for two tickets, but someone else said Airtran had $200 round trips. It only means that Southwest is seeing enough of an increase in demand that it can go back to some semblance of revenue management and reduce the number of deep discount seats. But I fear this will soon turn into one of those "See, SWA doesn't have any lower fares than the others" discussions.

User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Sorry I didn't mean to start anything against WN! They are one of my favorite airlines along with Delta and CO. I was just surprised at the price!

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3868 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

It would help to know your exact travel dates. Are you by any chance planning to make this trip sometime between Friday, February 8th and Wednesday, Febrary 13?

This would be during Mardi Gras and according to the October 28th schedule all of Southwest's daily flights from HOU-FLL involve a stop or change of planes at MSY.

It may be that the 1st leg from HOU-MSY is filled with people going to Mardi Gras on your outbound flight and the 2nd leg from MSY-HOU is filled with people returning from Mardi Gras on your return flight. Flying Delta or Airtran HOU/IAH to FLL wouldn't involve a stop/change of planes at MSY so maybe that's why they're cheaper.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineTHUMPER From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Actually the dates were for 2-17 to 2-22 and WE Would be changing planes at MSY

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3868 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Well, it does look like most of the low fares are gone for those dates, but if you're flexible on your times, you could take this itinerary:

Depart  Feb 17 Sun
Depart Houston Hobby (HOU) at 12:25 PM and arrive in New Orleans (MSY) at 1:25 PM

Change planes in New Orleans (MSY) departing at 2:40 PM and arrive in Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at 5:30 PM

Return  Feb 22 Fri
Depart Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at 6:10 PM and arrive in New Orleans (MSY) at 7:10 PM

Change planes in New Orleans (MSY) departing at 7:40 PM and arrive in Houston Hobby (HOU) at 8:45 PM 

Total fare for 2 (including taxes and PFC's) $438.00

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineRoastedNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1545 times:


He's going FROM FLL to HOU not the other way around.


User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3868 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I was just fixing to come back and correct myself, but RoastedNutz beat me to it. I did indeed look and realized I had gotten his itinerary backwards. My bad.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineFedExHeavy From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I got a special fare off there web site were me and my Mom could fly from MAF-BUR and then BUR-LAS-MAF and it came out just a little over $500 and that was for two people.
Have a nice day! Smile/happy/getting dizzy
FedExHeavy



So far this is the oldest I've been.
User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

Southwest is NOT cheap! Its hilarious, they are the most expensive when I need to go to LAX from MSY. I can fly Northwest, Continental, or Delta for a cheaper fare, get an assigned seat, a meal (Depends) and more, etc. They are not that good anymore, especially with Herb gone (A man I admire).

User currently offlineN521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Co LITE hmm.. I wonder what would happen if Southwest withdrew from that route.. hmmmm.....

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

CoLIte...for $10.00 less than Delta and $1,200 less than Continental, I can get a nonstop on SWA.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Forgot to mention that the above fares were for travel today, returning Monday. Also....Herb's not gone. He still holds he title of Chairman.

User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Something similar happened to me here in Europe.
To get from Italy to Amsterdam for the New Year Eve, I checked first on Ryanair to London than to Amsterdam with Easyjet, but I found LH via MUC about 20% cheaper.
That's because it's the Christmas time, so due to the high demand both Ryanair and Easyjet have higher price than usual, but if I buy the same ticket with them for the week before Christmas or after New Year Eve sure I will save 40/50% of the LH cheaper fare.


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Try not booking so far in advance.

User currently offlineTxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1415 times:

I am looking at Southwest.com right now.

If this individual could wait and fly back on Saturday the 23rd, you can get the whole shooting match for $350, includes tax, title, and license.

That's their $77 internet special each way per person, plus applicable airport fees and tax. Works out to $175 per person RT.

Available on this itenerary

Depart Feb 17 Sun 1 299 Depart Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at 6:55 AM and arrive in New Orleans (MSY) at 8:00 AM
1557 Change planes in New Orleans (MSY) departing at 9:00 AM and arrive in Houston Hobby (HOU) at 10:10 AM
Return Feb 23 Sat 1 255 Depart Houston Hobby (HOU) at 12:25 PM and arrive in New Orleans (MSY) at 1:25 PM
816 Change planes in New Orleans (MSY) departing at 2:40 PM and arrive in Fort Lauderdale (FLL) at 5:30 PM



User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Thanks for the advise! I could come back on sat. I really wanted to come back on fri. but for that kind of saving I could stay another day! Thanks again, I WILL CHECK IT OUT!

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