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Reduced airline taxes for flights on Southwest and others

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I just rebooked a bunch of my Southwest flights for the rest of the year. Prices went down almost 20%..

$39 is now $33
$99 is now $82

YMMV depending on airline, flights, when you booked, etc. And of course rebooking only works for Southwest.

And obviously who knows when we'll be able to fly again. But no reason not to get a discount on existing tickets.

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Thanks for the tax update.

Do you (or anyone) happen to know if there is a hold on Travel Funds or Points if you happen to cancel a flight that was previously purchased with either Travel Funds or Points? Or are they immediately available for reuse after cancellation?

Looking to re-book but don't want to risk losing seats if there is some sort of holdover with Travel Funds or points after cancelling. Thanks.
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Yeah, first thing I want to do is get on an airplane right now. That $10 savings might not look so "hot" when the Primary and/or hospital bills roll in.
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If this can be done like late year in Nov/Dec, sure that'd be cool. But someone couldn't pay me to get on a plane for the next 3 months.
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If this can be done like late year in Nov/Dec, sure that'd be cool. But someone couldn't pay me to get on a plane for the next 3 months.
The low fare calendar is through October.
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Thanks for the tax update.

Do you (or anyone) happen to know if there is a hold on Travel Funds or Points if you happen to cancel a flight that was previously purchased with either Travel Funds or Points? Or are they immediately available for reuse after cancellation?

Looking to re-book but don't want to risk losing seats if there is some sort of holdover with Travel Funds or points after cancelling. Thanks.
No, they are available immediately....usually. I had to cancel a recent flight and they got locked up for a while. But a call to customer service got it fixed. Could have been because it was the outbound flight of a round trip, which made it a bit more complicated.

You could also just move the flight to the new itinerary. Then you skip the step of canceling.
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No, they are available immediately....usually. I had to cancel a recent flight and they got locked up for a while. But a call to customer service got it fixed. Could have been because it was the outbound flight of a round trip, which made it a bit more complicated.

You could also just move the flight to the new itinerary. Then you ship the step of canceling.
Thanks for this. I wasn't familiar with the change itinerary. I logged in to take a look. Any experience or idea if you can use that for the same flight? I'm just looking to re-book the same flight given the fare for a couple of flights are now lower. Could not find any information on if it's possible.
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Thanks for this. I wasn't familiar with the change itinerary. I logged in to take a look. Any experience or idea if you can use that for the same flight? I'm just looking to re-book the same flight given the fare for a couple of flights are now lower. Could not find any information on if it's possible.
I've done this with Southwest before when the fare dropped on an existing reservation. Easy through the website.
Go through the prompts as if you want to change your flight, search for and choose the exact same flight, and you'll see that it will add a travel credit for the difference to the confirmation number your reservation. No need to cancel and rebook.
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No, they are available immediately....usually. I had to cancel a recent flight and they got locked up for a while. But a call to customer service got it fixed. Could have been because it was the outbound flight of a round trip, which made it a bit more complicated.

You could also just move the flight to the new itinerary. Then you skip the step of canceling.
On Southwest just book one ways. You don't save anything with round trips and especially with their new reservation system it only makes it more of a pain if you need to cancel or change.
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Watch this vid and you'll have no reservations (pun, pun) on flying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YitWZj9QhdQ


Eddie

P.S. This is a vid from a NYC MD on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients. It gives us all hope. Just follow his rules.
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These fees may be the excess fuel fees that carriers imposed on each flight when gas was high. They chose to keep charging passengers these fees last summer (as delta stated "we are passing savings onto shareholders instead of customers") when prices on fuel were lower. All airlines kept the fees.

With us bailout money coming, airlines need to get rid of the bag fees and change fees. It's a rip off and airlines make billions each quarter on these BS fees.
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Pretty soon, if you fly, you might have the whole airplane to yourself! Nice, except their claimed "deep cleaning" will still lack the necessary steps to keep you safe.
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I just booked 5 flights yesterday and went back and checked them this morning. Luckily I bought all the Wanna Getaway cheap flights, so they're all more expensive than what I bought.

Looks like all the flights that have really cheap airfare (at least for me) are the "junk" flights where you depart to your destination early evening and land late evening. If you don't care what time you land, there could be some good deals to be had.
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For those who are using points, the change in fees means the cost of each flight in points went up.
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Watch this vid and you'll have no reservations (pun, pun) on flying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YitWZj9QhdQ


Eddie

P.S. This is a vid from a NYC MD on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients. It gives us all hope. Just follow his rules.
I cant thank you enough for this. Absolutely great video. 🙏 Peace
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