Hello. Has anyone ever taken advantage of getting credit when the price of a booked Southwest flight drops after purchase? I have read many things on the web about this process. I noticed my flight price dropped but when I try to change the flight by rebooking, it gives me a different price than if I were to do it as a totally new reservation. Of course the rebook price is higher than what I paid! What a good scam in my opinion. Just wondering if anyone actually had it work by rebooking over the web.
i am basing my comment on our airfare to manchester nh (r/t orlando to manchester in july)
The outbound dropped $20 per ticket and inbound $15 per ticket. A total of $70 for my husband and I. I called asked for a credit in the difference and the answer was no.
There are no rebooking charges for changes or cancellations, but there are no monetary refunds that are given.
We had booked them online a month earlier.
They were "wanna getaway" fares.
They told me that if I wanted to cancel our original booking i could with no penalty. We would be given SWA air credit to be used within a year of our purchase date. Then they said we could book the new air price online.
But, after hemming and hawing, i ended up keeping our original booking.
We booked SW round trip to Aruba in august for our Janruary trip. It was 54,400 points. The next day it had dropped to 41,400 pts, so I canceled and rebooked. When you pay $$ rather than points, you get a credit you can use within a year.