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[Dead] $35 LAX-SFO T W Sat, travel next Tuesday through September

[Dead] $35 LAX-SFO T W Sat, travel next Tuesday through September

Old Apr 6, 18, 2:30 pm
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[Dead] $35 LAX-SFO T W Sat, travel next Tuesday through September

More super-low fares in targeted markets. This has to be some kind of demand curve measurement exercise.

Now that the credit card door to CP has been mostly closed I am glad I decided to aim for 100 flights in 2018. These fares allow me to book a segment run.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 9:07 pm
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AS has matched. DL and UA, not in the month I checked.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 1:48 am
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And you can earn a whopping 232 points with the double points promotion! Thanks for the heads up though, good chance to plan some segment runs
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Old Apr 12, 18, 1:48 pm
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This fare was alive yesterday but it's gone this morning. Six days was a long time for a deal this good.
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Old Apr 14, 18, 3:01 pm
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The $35 fare is back today, the same as before. Fly as soon as next Tuesday if you want.
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Old Apr 15, 18, 4:22 pm
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Now $31 for Tuesday (yes two days from now)
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Old Apr 15, 18, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17 View Post
Now $31 for Tuesday (yes two days from now)
Excellent find. Also $4 lower LAX-OAK now: $45 and $55 rather than $49 and $59.

Edited to add: If you connect two $31 fares with less than 4 hours connection time the round trip is $55 and change. Furthermore, the Change Reservation page does not enforce minimum connection time, so you can use it to tighten up your segment run.

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Old Apr 16, 18, 6:51 am
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Eagle-eyed member jalloola reported that the price decrease was due to Southwest’s non-collection of the $4.50 passenger facility charge rather than a systemwide fare decrease. It was a glitch that has been fixed.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 12:22 am
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LAX-SFO is now $2 more, at $37 each way.

Up to $38 as of April 21, and still alive for travel Tuesday.

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Old Apr 20, 18, 3:36 pm
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Just booked a Tuesday segment run (which I may not take, but thanks for the tip, @nsx) ... but oh how I wish SJC had these fares
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Old Apr 28, 18, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup View Post
Just booked a Tuesday segment run (which I may not take, but thanks for the tip, @nsx) ... but oh how I wish SJC had these fares
You might not have to fly it. Southwest canceled one of round trips 3 hours before the flight. Unsolicited, they sent me a $200 voucher, which will pay for 3 round trips! I am liking this deal more and more.
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Old May 8, 18, 3:23 pm
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It was gone for a day or so, now back at $45. It's a good price if you need to fly on short notice. But it's a little pricey compared to the $55 round trips I booked earlier.
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Old May 8, 18, 9:18 pm
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And just as quickly it's dead again. $49 two weeks ahead, but that's relatively common in this market.

I can only speculate that Southwest is playing a signaling game with rivals, because these gyrations are inscrutable to customers. Not to mention all the work tracking them and retitling this thread!
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Old May 9, 18, 1:26 pm
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Not in California, but I salute you none-the-less.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 11:34 am
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There are now $45 Saturday SFO-LAX fares in the Fall. Tuesday and Wednesday are $48. This is the first time I've seen Saturday sale fares at a lower price than Tuesday and Wednesday fares.
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