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gogenn Mar 15, 18 9:03 am

What to do with 2 expiring Luv Vouchers?
 
Hello everyone,

I have 2 Luv Vouchers, for $300 each that are expiring on 4/27/18. I don't anticipate travelling before those dates, so I have a few options:

1. Wait for expiration and then call Southwest for extension. Is that still an option available ?

2. Call and ask for extension right now

3. Sell them (I see people selling them all the time)

4. Any other options that I missed?

Thanks!

nsx Mar 15, 18 12:01 pm


Originally Posted by gogenn (Post 29527962)
3. Sell them (I see people selling them all the time)

Not on FlyerTalk you don't. Cash transactions are prohibited here.

Kevin AA Mar 15, 18 12:04 pm

1. Fly somewhere

2. Let Southwest keep the money

Jenn0625 Mar 15, 18 12:06 pm

What about waiting until the day before they expire and book dummy flights using the vouchers, then cancel having the cost of the tickets issued as travel funds, and that would give you an extra year to use the funds? I think you can do that? Maybe someone else can chime in, but I think there is a way to go that route.

nsx Mar 15, 18 12:08 pm


Originally Posted by Jenn0625 (Post 29528746)
What about waiting until the day before they expire and book dummy flights using the vouchers, then cancel having the cost of the tickets issued as travel funds, and that would give you an extra year to use the funds? I think you can do that? Maybe someone else can chime in, but I think there is a way to go that route.

No. But you can book a $600 flight for the expiration date, cancel that flight, then after expiration ask for a reinstatement of funds. They will deduct $100 and give you a 6-month voucher.

Jenn0625 Mar 15, 18 12:10 pm


Originally Posted by nsx (Post 29528759)
No. But you can book a $600 flight for the expiration date, cancel that flight, then after expiration ask for a reinstatement of funds. They will deduct $100 and give you a 6-month voucher.

Ah. Thank you for clarifying :)

ursine1 Mar 15, 18 12:24 pm

Southwest never "extends" vouchers or travel funds.

Depending on why they were issued in the first place, Customer Relations may reissue expired vouchers, but it's not common.

Using the vouchers towards travel that is cancelled will generate travel funds that may be reissued (as a voucher, $100 fee) depending on review by Customer Relations.

lougord99 Mar 15, 18 4:08 pm


Originally Posted by nsx (Post 29528759)
No. But you can book a $600 flight for the expiration date, cancel that flight, then after expiration ask for a reinstatement of funds. They will deduct $100 and give you a 6-month voucher.

Is that a 'for sure' or 'they might if the mood is right' ?

ursine1 Mar 15, 18 4:53 pm

While an unpublished policy, the official line is that these types of travel fund reissue "exceptions" are granted on a case-by-case basis. I've not heard many reports of denial, but those that I have heard involved more complicated situations, such as vouchers converted to travel funds, etc.

Calboy9903 Mar 20, 18 4:04 am

Depends on where the voucher came from. If the voucher is a bump or customer service voucher they will extend for 6 months if you call within 6 months of expiration without reducing amount by 100. If the voucher is from previously expired funds they will not extend it.


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