Automatic Notifications when a Southwest Flight Drops in Price!


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One of my favorite aspects of booking with Southwest is that if your already booked flight goes down in price, you can get the difference back! The major caveat is that Southwest will not automatically re-price your ticket for you, you will need to manually check out your Southwest flight price on a daily basis.

With that being said, a blog reader created a site that will do all the leg work for you! The site Dragon Fare Scanner will allow you to enter your Southwest flight information and price and if the price goes down you’ll receive an email letting you know! The site states that they are “periodically” scanning flight prices, so I am not sure if that means on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, but it is always good to get an extra set of eyes finding ways to save you money! I personally have not yet used this site as I just came across it, but I definitely intend to for my next Southwest reservation. From the looks of it, there is currently no fee – so you might as well!

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As I mentioned above, if you already have a Southwest flight booked and the goes down, you’ll get the difference back:

  • Paid Flight: If you paid for your 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.
  • Using Points: If you 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!

To get full step-by-step directions on how you get your money/points back, make sure to read this post “If a Southwest Flight Goes Down in Price…

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Patrick
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Patrick

Just a note of “voucher” refunds. You have to keep track of the voucher and confirmation number your self. If you have made adjustments on several flights, there is not way to get a summary of what “credits” you have out there to be used. Even SW can’t tell you unless you can reference the voucher or confirmation number.

Keep track of those numbers!

Doug
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Doug

And….. now that it’s publicized, Southwest will do their best to shut this site down, probably.

Susan
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Susan

Yes, there’s already a note saying “This site has been shut down as requested by Southwest Airlines.” That didn’t take long!

Mike
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Mike

Just a correction on the Southwest voucher refund. That’s only applicable for Wanna Get Away fares. The Anytime and Business Select fares are eligible for refunds, so you actually get the difference back in cash.

Derek
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Just plugged in a few SW reservations… waited 5 minutes and already received an email noting a refund found for $13.00! Now I just have to keep up a better voucher tracking system.

Brian
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Brian

Not available for international flights for some reason

toomanybooks
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toomanybooks

This site will be blocked/gone in a week.

Especially now that it has been plugged here.

ymx
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ymx

Patrick -not true. If you provide SW with the credit card you paid for the tickets with they can look up all confirmation numbers that you have funds available on. We do this regularly for my business to make sure we haven’t lost any credits.

HG
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HG

Why do bloggers have to out sensitive information like this? It’s a deathknell for services that the airlines don’t want to exist.

I use a different one. Hopefully you don’t find out about it. Bottom feeder!

deb
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deb

Just saved 6,000 points! Thanks!

HeavenlyJane
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HeavenlyJane

Plugged in my flights yesterday and got an email that netted a $31 refund today. I am sold!

VirtuosoEric
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Site is now dead!!!

Dalton
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Dalton

It has been shut down

Tenley
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Tenley

Anyone find a replacement site? I’ve been looking but can’t find any, disappointed this one is gone I have so many upcoming SW flights it’s a pain to check them all myself!

ME
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ME

He says why it died! It was awesome while alive!

https://chrislauinger.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/southwest-fare-saver/

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