Southwest Extending Flight Credits Six Months But Only If You Ask

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  1. More of a holiday effect, but I checked flights yesterday DCA-XNA for 7/1 – non-stop coach was $1,300, first was $1,900… about 4x what I’m used to seeing. 7/2 was the same way. Fortunately I was able to go 6/30 instead, where first came in at $600+, about $200 more than I usually pay but still within reason.

    Crazy thing, from the seat maps it looks like 7/1 and 7/2 flights aren’t even 1/4 full. I’m sure AA knows what they’re doing though…

  2. Wish I had known that Southwest would extend expiring travel funds for 6 months. Even before this temporary new policy, I would have happily given up $100 in funds to extend the rest. I had hundreds worth in funds expire a few months ago. Now I can’t find the details needed to try to resurrect them.

  3. We booked two round trip tickets from Orlando to Islip over a year ago. I used one round trip last November. Do we still have credits from our original booking?

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