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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2019, 11:30:46 AM »
I got my airfare for $305.  That is about average. 

I'll be stalking though I would like to take the flight earlier in the morning if the price goes down.
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2019, 01:26:37 PM »
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Well technically I had cheaper options but I just chose the times that were convenient for me.

But I think in general, I feel like Southwest deals from SF to SD haven't been that great for me during the past Comic-Cons so I thought the ticket prices that I saw were pretty great compared to the previous years. At least I can always rebook my flight if the prices go down and I can get credit for the difference.  ^-^

Ahh...that makes sense. Yes, I have noticed that Southwest usually has better flights out of SJC (and OAK) than SFO. I'm doing Wednesday to Monday and when I checked yesterday, nearly all Wednesday flights were $54. Monday night had a couple that were $64 (which I got) but the earlier ones were higher.
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2019, 06:30:54 PM »
Got mine for points...gotta love points.  Monday to Monday...next stop...hotel!
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2019, 09:21:15 AM »
Ugh I wish I logged in sooner to see what those prices were on Dec Dec 13. I just booked my one way to get there at $189. My return flight is still kinda pricey. Hoping that it will go down, but I think that's wishful thinking. As far as I know once those prices on southwest say 1 ticket remaining, they will most likely raise the prices to the next range.

Was there a sale going on when they released the dates?

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2019, 06:19:58 AM »
Finally booked my flight out, will probably be flying back home out of LAX. So gonna wait on that for now. Luckily a friend let me use some of her points so.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2019, 07:33:45 PM »
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As far as I know once those prices on southwest say 1 ticket remaining, they will most likely raise the prices to the next range.

Yes and no. If someone buys it right away it will go up, but after some time, a different round of prices may kick in which could lower it.
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2020, 06:00:20 PM »
We got ours $280 for a round trip from DFW Tuesday to Monday. I feel like thats a decent flight price. we leave at like 11:55 local time on Tuesday and leave at 4p on Monday. Much better than the trying to leave out super late on Tuesday and then have to fly super early or late on Monday back home.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2020, 06:38:39 PM »
Just got my Southwest tickets this weekend also. Arriving early Tuesday afternoon (so I can enjoy some of San Diego before attending preview night) and leaving the following Tuesday. So jealous of all of you who are so close to San Diego. I’m Traveling almost 1600 miles just to get there so 3200 miles round trip. Hopefully no flight delays this time unlike last years flights. Everyone of my flights got delayed somewhat, but not that bad considering.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2020, 11:58:58 AM »
I hope it doesn't become a problem, but Boeing has said that the 737 Max Q may not fly again through the summer.  Airlines have been cancelling flights every time that date gets pushed back since they don't have the inventory to service all those flights.  Southwest has the most 737 Max Qs of any airline.  I think right now the Max Q has been taken out of scheduling through June.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2020, 05:03:26 PM »
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I hope it doesn't become a problem, but Boeing has said that the 737 Max Q may not fly again through the summer.  Airlines have been cancelling flights every time that date gets pushed back since they don't have the inventory to service all those flights.  Southwest has the most 737 Max Qs of any airline.  I think right now the Max Q has been taken out of scheduling through June.

Max 8, actually.

I ran into this issue last year when I went to SLC. They canceled my flights so I had to rebook with a different airline but I did get a couple months advance notice. They weren't originally Max 8 flights, but I guess SJC to SLC is not that popular of a route so they cancelled those in order to move the aircraft to a different flight.
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2020, 11:29:18 AM »
My wife and I will probably book our flights this weekend as rates are currently reasonable. In years past, we always waited until our hotel situation was confirmed and that always burned us.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2020, 11:55:01 AM »
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My wife and I will probably book our flights this weekend as rates are currently reasonable. In years past, we always waited until our hotel situation was confirmed and that always burned us.

If it makes you feel better, confirm your hotel situation right now with a cancelable backup reservation in Mission Valley. Obviously that's not ideal, but at least you'll know that you will have somewhere to stay.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2020, 11:48:13 AM »
Southwest is pushing 737 max flights back until August now.

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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2020, 12:21:35 PM »
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Southwest is pushing 737 max flights back until August now.

Oh no....  :(. Not good news at all.
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Re: Southwest Flights for SDCC 2020 Available
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2020, 04:14:45 PM »
The good news is that right now Southwest appears to be waiving the difference in fares if you change a flight departing between roughly June to August.  They do this periodically.  So if there is a flight between two city pairs where the price is different, you can book the cheaper flight and then change it to a more expensive flight at no cost.  So if there is a flight that costs $100 because it leaves at 4am and another that costs $200 to leave at 10am, you can book the $100 flight leaving at 4am and then turn around and change it to the more expensive flight leaving at 10am at no additional cost.  Or you can book a cheaper flight on Wednesday and then change it to a more expensive flight on Friday as long as the date change is either 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the original date.  This also works for switching airports within the same metro area.  So book a flight out of Oakland because it's cheaper and then switch it to a flight leaving SFO.

This is all unadvertised and if you speak to a rep they will probably know nothing about it.  Southwest does this from time to time online.  Because it's unadvertised who knows when it ends.  It also doesn't always work.  So it's not a good idea to do unless you are happy to stick with the cheaper flight.  But if you have already booked a flight, it doesn't hurt to see if you can change it to a better flight at no additional cost.