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earthshine 246 146 September 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM in Travel (2) More Southwest Airlines Vacations Deals
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I am planning to take a trip with a family member in Oct using Southwest Airlines.

I noticed on Craigslist, someone is selling a SWA voucher for half off, and i am tempted but weary

Does anyone have any experience with buying SWA vouchers on Craigslist? I am trying to figure out if there is a way to do this safely and protect myself.

Any ideas? Is paypal safe and will it protect the buyer in this situation?

some thoughts
- perhaps he can book the tickets for us, once I see it goes through, I send the money via paypal?
- if we purchase, he provides the voucher #, and we book our tickets - can he retrospectively cancel our flights or anything since he has the voucher #?

any help will be appreciated

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there are several SWA voucher scams going around on craiglist.. be careful.

and paypal doesn't provide buyer protection for digital items
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The only way I would do this deal would be to go in person with the seller to the Southwest counter at the airport. After I had the confirmed tickets/confirmation in hand, then I would pay the seller. (don't be surprised if the seller doesn't take you up on this offer)

Not so far back, you could transfer Southwest credits/vouchers to anyone. Nowadays, credits must be used by the person they are issued to.

caveat emptor
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I just booked two one way tickets about 2 weeks ago for a buddy and had no problems. I just entered their names and their birth dates for TSA and used his credit card to pay for the tax. I had to do this as two separate transactions, but it does work. They do not have to be used by the person issued to.



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The only way I would do this deal would be to go in person with the seller to the Southwest counter at the airport. After I had the confirmed tickets/confirmation in hand, then I would pay the seller. (don't be surprised if the seller doesn't take you up on this offer)

Not so far back, you could transfer Southwest credits/vouchers to anyone. Nowadays, credits must be used by the person they are issued to.

caveat emptor
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Quote from yuds View Post :
I just booked two one way tickets about 2 weeks ago for a buddy and had no problems. I just entered their names and their birth dates for TSA and used his credit card to pay for the tax. I had to do this as two separate transactions, but it does work. They do not have to be used by the person issued to.

Thanks everyone for the feedback.
I decided after reading here and on google not to go through with it... would work if it was someone i knew, but he wanted money up front before providing the code, and being heis out of state, seemed too risky
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