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tjanestepp
New Arrival

Wanna Get Away fares are significantly lower. What's the catch? Do you have to sign up for something to get these fares? I can't find out why they're so inexpensive. Seems too good to be true. 

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Re: Wanna Get Away

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star
Solution

No catch, nothing to join, no club fees like those horrible ultra low-cost carriers. If you want the fare/flight that's the price you pay. Welcome to Southwest, post again if you have more questions.

Re: Wanna Get Away

KimVanderKley
Active Member

@tjanestepp 

Glad you like the low fares -- fly more -- There is no catch or need to sign up for something.

The other two fare options are more flexible if you need a refund or like to get on the plane in the A group.. Bonus if you need to change the wanna get away fare within 24 hours full refund and after that no Change fee --you have 12 months to use your $$.. Fllying SW has lowered the stress level in marriage around travel -- LUV the FUN!

@16fKimVKley

Re: Wanna Get Away

crimsongirl
New Arrival

I have a daughter graduating from the Air Force.  Her estimated graduation is a certain date, if by some chance she fails a part of her training that date would change.  Would it still be okay to choose the Wanna get away ticket?

Re: Wanna Get Away

DancingDavidE
Rising Star
Solution

@crimsongirl wrote:

I have a daughter graduating from the Air Force.  Her estimated graduation is a certain date, if by some chance she fails a part of her training that date would change.  Would it still be okay to choose the Wanna get away ticket?


Yes, the WGA fare can be changed or cancelled without a change fee.

 

If you cancel the flight you'll be issued what is called "travel funds" that are saved in your account - you need to write down the confirmation number to retrieve these funds. 

 

Then you can use the travel funds to fly within one year of the original date of purchase. 

 

No change fee to change the dates as well - the flight still needs to take place within a year of the original purchase. You also have to pay the current price of the tickets which may be higher (or lower) than when you originally booked.

 

In particular if you will fly Southwest a few times per year, the WGA option is low risk since you could re-use those travel funds for a different trip and then rebook the trip (to Colorado?) fresh when you know the new dates.

 

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