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Re: Difference in fare

franktravel
Rising Star

Hi

 

The points go back to your account!  No fees 

Re: Difference in fare

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@Plato11wrote:

Suppose I book a wanna get away flight using points and there is a subsequent fare reduction.  Can I get the reduced fare and receive a refund of point, or do I just receive travel credit.  If the later, does this credit have to be used to purchase a subsequent flight within a year of my original booking date, or does the subsequent flight have to occur within a year


Refund of points with no restriction on the returned balance.

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Re: Difference in fare

jce2
New Arrival

If I book "Wanna Get Away" one-way tickets now and the fare goes down I understand I can rebook and get a credit.  Could I then use that credit toward the purchase of my return flights BEFORE I actually travel the first leg?

Re: Difference in fare

nolacat
New Arrival

I noticed a significant fare drop for an upcoming flight in July. But, before I change the reservation, will my Early Bird transfer over? It may not be worth it to rebook if I have lose the cost of the early bird check in.

Re: Difference in fare

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

EarlyBird Check-In transfers over as long as you use the "change flight" function, and the confirmation number stays the same. If you cancel and then rebook, you will lose EBCI, which is non-refundable.

Re: Difference in fare

franktravel
Rising Star

Yes. 

Re: Difference in fare

Clairel
New Arrival

This is all new to me - I’m in the UK and we have family one-way US domestic flights booked next month, the cheapest fare (wanna get away)

 

The price has dropped by about $30 each. Do I need to be a reward club member to claim the credit?

 

Could I use the credit towards early bird?

 

i won’t be flying Southwest for another 12 months so would not be able to use it otherwise.

 

thanks!

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Re: Difference in fare

chgoflyer
Top Contributor
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@Clairel wrote:

This is all new to me - I’m in the UK and we have family one-way US domestic flights booked next month, the cheapest fare (wanna get away)

 

The price has dropped by about $30 each. Do I need to be a reward club member to claim the credit?

 

Could I use the credit towards early bird?

 

i won’t be flying Southwest for another 12 months so would not be able to use it otherwise.

 

thanks!


 

You don't need to be a Rapid Rewards member to get the price adjustment. You can even do it yourself -- just go online and use the "change flight" function to rebook the same flights at the new lower price. The fare difference will be held as Travel Funds under the confirmation number of the original itinerary. That said -- these funds can only be applied towards new travel (not EarlyBird Check-In or any other ancillary fee), and for the original passenger(s) only, and are good for one year from the date you originally booked the flight -- meaning it might not be worth rebooking in your case.

Re: Difference in fare

Clairel
New Arrival

Thanks for the reply!

I worked it out - got the refund credit, but as we said, I'm not sure if I'll be able to use it as we're fully booked up for the next 6 months and I see it's from date of booking rather than date of travel, but you never know, I might find cheap flights to anywhere when we're in the US over the next 6 months. Great system, thanks!