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Offline Deathbyjackal

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Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« on: August 01, 2017, 12:02:24 am »
Is it already time to start thinking about this? Sure, why not! It looks like SW released their July 2017 dates in December of last year. Does anyone know of any information yet about this year? Probably the same schedule of released calendar dates?

As always, I love to plan out as much as I can surrounding the Con!

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 05:13:35 am »
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Is it already time to start thinking about this? Sure, why not! It looks like SW released their July 2017 dates in December of last year. Does anyone know of any information yet about this year? Probably the same schedule of released calendar dates?

As always, I love to plan out as much as I can surrounding the Con!

LOL. I was looking at Southwest yesterday and they had open flights into early April 2018.  I have never planned this early before, but I do see advantages now.  Will keep watching!

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 06:12:15 am »
We are currently accepting air reservations through April 6, 2018. On August 28, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through June 1, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 07:24:09 am »
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We are currently accepting air reservations through April 6, 2018. On August 28, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through June 1, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.
Oops-that reminds me-I need to book my flight for Gallifrey in February. Where have I been? Luckily, I have travel credits.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 08:38:20 am »
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Oops-that reminds me-I need to book my flight for Gallifrey in February. Where have I been? Luckily, I have travel credits.

Me too! But we just got Southwest credit cards in June and I am waiting for my 60,000 points bonus to hit my account before I book...

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 09:43:46 am »
I almost applied for a SWA credit card... until I saw they charge an annual fee. I only use SWA a few times a year, so it's not enough to balance out taking an annual fee hit.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 11:20:54 am »
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I almost applied for a SWA credit card... until I saw they charge an annual fee. I only use SWA a few times a year, so it's not enough to balance out taking an annual fee hit.

I agree, but the 60,000 points signing bonus is at least $200 of airfare for the $69 annual fee. And if you're trying to get a companion pass, those 60,000 points apply to that status.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 11:30:28 am »
I have flown Southwest in the past to see family, guessing they fly that airline alot so i go along and since alow 2 carry ons it helps to not gotta check in any bags unless they run out of space for any reason then they put suitcase below by chance. You not assigned a seat but if u check in early enough u get on sooner and decide where u wanna sit for ride to next destination at time. just hope u get a seat u want or might be stuck in seat by anyone that ruins ur ride for any reason lol. but can always try to move if u ask and they see any open seats by chance.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 01:12:02 pm »
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I almost applied for a SWA credit card... until I saw they charge an annual fee. I only use SWA a few times a year, so it's not enough to balance out taking an annual fee hit.

true but if you use the card and accumulate points- trips become free offset by the fee.  I have done an enormous amt of free travel due to my sw card. the annual fee is well worth it.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 06:30:20 pm »
I love flying Southwest to Comic-Con because of the 2 free bag check-ins. Trust me, you walk out of comic con with more stuff then you originally planned. And it has the added benefit of being one of the cheaper airlines out there right now and with the service that they provide, it's outstanding. Ah, next year can't come sooner.


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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 09:24:11 am »
Customers of size

While you don't HAVE to buy a second seat if they declare you need one, (armrest has to go down) and the flight is full they won't let you fly. 
Southwest is the only airline that guarantees a refund on the second fare purchased.   

Considering it was a cross country flight already expensive, it was a savior in the end. 

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2017, 01:17:23 pm »
Alot of mixed comments and yes i had to plan right even if i didnt have to deal with hotel and flying hassles. i had to take a bus or 2 and trolley or walk ea day to check in early or check in after job so was able to skip having to wake early and do so before con opened. so try if possible get to san diego a day or 2 before con start so a chance to adjust to time zones and all if flying like cross country. and yes u may get alot at con so try come light as possible cause u might fly home with alot goodies u carry on or store under plane.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 09:47:54 am »
Southwest announced yesterday they will start flying to Hawaii in 2018.  Hopefully they open up a route to San Diego and put those up for sale early 2018, I'm assuming that will save us quite a bit of money on SDCC next year.  While I know hotels are expensive the flights are always what hurts me the most coming from Hawaii.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 12:22:43 pm »
We are currently accepting air reservations through June 5, 2018. On November 2, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through August 12, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2018
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 01:47:00 pm »
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We are currently accepting air reservations through June 5, 2018. On November 2, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through August 12, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently.

That is a change! Previously they were going to open it up on October 26. I have the date set in my calendar...