Thumper
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What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:05 am

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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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:17 am

AirTran has fares from less than $200 r/t.
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 3:35 am


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.

 
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CactusA319

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:03 am

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.
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:08 am

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.
 
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Goingboeing

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:15 am

Yes I stated it was for two tickets! The Delta price was also for two tickets also!
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:18 am

I also saw that - SAT-PDX on WN was $400 and it was $320 on America West.
 
goingboeing
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:28 am

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.
 
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Goingboeing

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:42 am

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!
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 4:45 am

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.

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LoneStarMike

Fri Nov 09, 2001 7:33 am

Actually the dates were for 2-17 to 2-22 and WE Would be changing planes at MSY
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 8:07 am

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

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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 8:12 am


He's going FROM FLL to HOU not the other way around.
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 8:18 am

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

 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 8:20 am

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
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 11:55 am

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).
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:16 pm

Co LITE hmm.. I wonder what would happen if Southwest withdrew from that route.. hmmmm.....
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:35 pm

CoLIte...for $10.00 less than Delta and $1,200 less than Continental, I can get a nonstop on SWA.
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:19 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 9:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Fri Nov 09, 2001 11:52 pm

Try not booking so far in advance.
 
txagkuwait
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RE: What Happened To Lowfare On WN?

Sat Nov 10, 2001 12:02 am

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

 
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TxAgKUWAIT

Sat Nov 10, 2001 11:37 am

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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