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Southwest is currently having 3-day sale through August 3, 2017 for flights flown between August 22, 2017 through February 14, 2018. With fare sales I always double check flights that I’ve already booked to see if the price has gone down. I personally was able to get over 4,000 points back into my account for a flight I have currently booked in January! It’s also a good opportunity to look into flights that you’ve been meaning to book. You can check out the eligible routes and prices here.
If you already have a Southwest flight booked for a flight that decreased in price, you can get back the difference with no change fees. You can read more about the exact process and steps to go about this with these two blog posts: “Changing and Canceling a Southwest Flight” and “If a Southwest Flight Goes Down in Price….” Remember though, new rules mean if you change a flight booked with points it will end up being non-refundable, so you are better off canceling and rebooking. Essentially if you…
- Paid for the flight… You will receive a voucher for the difference in fare price to be used one year from the date the flight was originally purchased (NOT the date the change process took place). This voucher is non-transferable. The voucher will be tied to the confirmation number of the original flight. There is NO fee for this.
- Booked your flight using points… The difference in points will go back into your account immediately. Again, there is NO fee for this. This is why I love booking Southwest flights using points!
My favorite thing about Southwest is if you have points, you can speculatively book flights and if you need to cancel there are no fees at all! The points just go right back into the account they were booked from.
Anyone able to find a good flight for a future trip or get points back on an existing reservation?