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Southwest and AirTran just announced another sale with fares starting at $69. While this might be nothing worthwhile to folks it is worth checking it out if you are looking to book a flight with either of these airlines. Or, if you already have a flight booked, check to see if your flight went down in price and you can get a credit back on your already purchased flight regardless of when you booked it. This sale is for travel booked by Thursday, February 28 for travel March 8 through June 8, 2013.
I’ve actually been monitoring a Southwest flight for my sister and have already been able to get points back twice thus far. Originally, the price was $160, then went down to $1451, then down again to $121. That same flight yesterday was up to $260 and now is back down to $145. Southwest flight prices change day by day in my opinion (and sometimes throughout the day), so keep on checking!
Remember, currently you can also get double Southwest points, thus resulting in a 20% return on your paid purchase. AirTran is giving double credits, but is not based on fare paid so it could be more or less of a return than what you’d get with Southwest, depends on the fare price. Both promotions end May 15.
As mentioned above, with both airlines if you book now and the flight price goes down you are able to get a credit.
- Southwest: If you pay for your flight, you will receive a voucher for the difference to be used one year from the date the flight was purchased. This voucher is non-transferable. If you booked your flight using points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can rebook your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.
- AirTran: For paid flights, you must call AirTran and request a credit for the difference. This voucher will be attached to the frequent fliers account who the ticket was booked for, but is fully transferable to anyone (you must just book through that FF account). The voucher expires one year from the date the flight was purchased.