My Southwest Strategy

Old Jul 6, 2023, 5:20 pm
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My Southwest Strategy

I always book in the Flights at the price that I want to pay. For Instance flying from Vegas to LA I found a later flight for the same cost to avoid early morning departure. From San Jose to LA a few days later I found a flight later in the afternoon to again avoid an early morning flight. I had $10 flight credits so I just paid $10 more .


This goes to show that hawkers can find better times without a big fare difference
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 6:05 pm
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What is the purpose of this thread?
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 6:11 pm
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IDK.

But I surmise, shorter flight like these have lower prices and therefore lower spreads between their best and worst time prices.

Longer trips are going to have larger spreads,

But I'm glad its working for you!
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by danielonn
I always book in the Flights at the price that I want to pay. For Instance flying from Vegas to LA I found a later flight for the same cost to avoid early morning departure. From San Jose to LA a few days later I found a flight later in the afternoon to again avoid an early morning flight. I had $10 flight credits so I just paid $10 more .


This goes to show that hawkers can find better times without a big fare difference
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did you cure cancer or reinvent the wheel?
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 8:42 pm
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did you cure cancer or reinvent the wheel?
Let the speculation begin 🙄
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 10:40 pm
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Check out the related thread…the whole 9 days in Vegas in the summer thing is crazy anyway, IMO.
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 10:48 pm
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Originally Posted by djp98374
did you cure cancer or reinvent the wheel?
Is that a Yes/No question, or multiple choice?
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Old Jul 6, 2023, 11:09 pm
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Is that a Yes/No question, or multiple choice?
Open-ended.
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 6:34 am
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So you dont like the morning
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by djp98374
did you cure cancer or reinvent the wheel?
Thanks... I read the original post three times and not sure what it was saying.

Sure which folks could write full and explanatory posts so us idiots would understand them,
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by ToSRQ
So you dont like the morning
...and they're not sophisticated enough to realize early flights are less likely to be delayed. And first flights of the day have no throughs. And might just be cleaner.

But those are all second order effects, and not to be considered when waking up early is the undesirable alternative.
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 9:44 am
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So you don’t like the morning
Yet he booked a flight that arrives in LAS at 8am (see his related Vegas thread).
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 9:54 am
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"This goes to show that hawkers can find better times without a big fare difference"

Perhaps the hidden meaning lies in the definition of "hawkers?"
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Old Jul 7, 2023, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by dlaue
"This goes to show that hawkers can find better times without a big fare difference"

Perhaps the hidden meaning lies in the definition of "hawkers?"
I noticed that as well. Clearly there is something deeper going on here. As referenced in a previous post, where's Scotty when we need him most?
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So you dont like the morning
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