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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2017, 06:46:23 AM »
Woot! Woke up around 5 this morning and booked my trip!

I'll be flying into LA on Thursday 7/13 for D23 (my first one), drive down to San Diego after, and then home on Monday 7/24.

Direct both ways. Total cost was around $350, but due to credit I had, $150-ish out of pocket!!

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2017, 12:22:38 PM »
I just can't justify it when I don't know if I have passes. I would say I could use the credit, if I end up not going, towards my Dragon Con trip, but flying to Atlanta is much cheaper than flying to SD, so it wouldn't make sense.

What to do, what to do...
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2017, 01:04:30 PM »
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I just can't justify it when I don't know if I have passes. I would say I could use the credit, if I end up not going, towards my Dragon Con trip, but flying to Atlanta is much cheaper than flying to SD, so it wouldn't make sense.

What to do, what to do...

I had a similar dilemma but, in the end, I decided to purchase my flight today. Coming from CT, the prices always tend to be lowest the earlier I book, so I wanted to take advantage of that while I could. Plus, I will be attending Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta in October AND I have one other non-con flight planned for the fall so if there are any issues with securing a badge, I'll just use the credit for both of those  :)
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2017, 03:27:20 PM »
So I wasn't planning on buying my flights out to SAN just yet, but I couldn't pass up a one way flight there for only $132. This is the cheapest I've seen it over the years coming all the way from FL... The return flight wasn't as enticing, so I'll be booking that later.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2017, 03:33:22 PM »
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So I wasn't planning on buying my flights out to SAN just yet, but I couldn't pass up a one way flight there for only $132. This is the cheapest I've seen it over the years coming all the way from FL... The return flight wasn't as enticing, so I'll be booking that later.
Was that first thing this morning? My flights from TX were considerably higher. I would have jumped at that price too!

Not price related, but for us, the return flight that fits our schedule best is again at 6:55am. Arrgghh!!
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2017, 03:40:57 PM »
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Was that first thing this morning? My flights from TX were considerably higher. I would have jumped at that price too!

Not price related, but for us, the return flight that fits our schedule best is again at 6:55am. Arrgghh!!

Nope. I booked it about an hour ago. My flight is in the early evening on 7/18 with one plane change in AUS, TX.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2017, 04:29:09 PM »
i just booked for about $450 from Portland ME that includes $30 for early bird boarding

i actually paid $230 with points & discounts

all i can say is, given the turbulent nature of life, I greatly appreciate the flexibility of SW.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2017, 07:01:19 AM »
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Was that first thing this morning? My flights from TX were considerably higher. I would have jumped at that price too!

Not price related, but for us, the return flight that fits our schedule best is again at 6:55am. Arrgghh!!

Ha, my flight back (also to Texas) is at 6:35 a.m. But it's direct and it's cheap, so worth it.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2017, 10:52:24 AM »
This is probably the cheapest flights will ever be for Comic Con, you think?

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2017, 05:41:02 PM »
I've used SW the last few years and there's always cheaper fligths for me ( from SFO ). I always just buy early then update to get credit for my next flight as the prices drop. The credit i believe last 1 year

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2017, 03:11:09 PM »
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This is probably the cheapest flights will ever be for Comic Con, you think?

Last year the SW airline prices never went lower than the initial price offered. 

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2017, 01:50:15 PM »
I'm holding off on buying my flights because I have plans for D23 so I'm just making my decisions.
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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2017, 09:22:21 AM »
I just purchased flights on Southwest for me and SO: Tuesday-Monday. It feels like a risky move since we don't even have badges!

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2017, 09:24:24 AM »
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I just purchased flights on Southwest for me and SO: Tuesday-Monday. It feels like a risky move since we don't even have badges!

Don't worry: even if you don't get badges, you will still have a good time!

And if the worst happens and you decide to cancel, you can use the credit from Southwest on another flight.

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Re: Traveling Southwest to SDCC 2017?
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2017, 09:33:39 AM »
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Don't worry: even if you don't get badges, you will still have a good time!

And if the worst happens and you decide to cancel, you can use the credit from Southwest on another flight.

I didn't know you could do that! Add the free baggage on and there is no point in traveling on another airline. :)