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Fare difference may apply???

Fare difference may apply???

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Removed on: 3:32 pm, May 07, 2014
Melbourne
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reviews: 7
1. Re: Fare difference may apply???

"Fare difference may apply" means that if the flight you want to change to costs more than the flight you've booked, you will pay the difference between the fares.

So if you book a flight now for $450 then need to change it and the new flight costs $600, you will pay $150 in fare difference.

Stuttgart, Germany
Destination Expert
for Air Travel
posts: 4,634
reviews: 70
2. Re: Fare difference may apply???

You will have to pay the going price for your seat the day you change it plus any change fee that might apply.

Iowa
posts: 6,542
reviews: 27
3. Re: Fare difference may apply???

There are no change fees with Southwest. But, as noted you will pay any difference in fare. Funds are good for one year from original date of purchase.

Southwest says this.....

Not all reservations are refundable, but they are all reusable. Should your plans change, all of our fares can be applied to future travel on Southwest Airlines.

Edited: 6:51 pm, January 30, 2013
4. Re: Fare difference may apply???

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Removed on: 3:32 pm, May 07, 2014
Seattle, Washington
posts: 7,055
reviews: 85
5. Re: Fare difference may apply???

But, Southwest does not charge you a change fee. With most airlines, you'd be paying the difference in fare, and for most tickets, a $150 change fee per ticket.

And in the "good old days", you were paying a lot more for airfare.

Maryland
Destination Expert
for Las Vegas, Washington DC, County Donegal, Western Ireland
posts: 34,445
reviews: 49
6. Re: Fare difference may apply???

"Since they are fully refundable, I will wait a bit and likely go for a couple of "best -guess" tickets for the timing. "

Just make sure you're familiar with the terminology. The fares are not "fully refundable" but instead can be used as a creditbfor a future flight. If you don't book another flight and apply the credit, you will not get your money refunded.

Nannup, Australia
posts: 3,605
reviews: 23
7. Re: Fare difference may apply???

<<when there was real competition among Braniff, TWA , PanAM and all the other airlines that have been driven out of business.>>

Of course the airlines mentioned did such a wonderful job of attracting customers they went broke. And I'm sure the likes of Southwest, Delta, US, American, United, Hawaiian, Alaskan and all the other airlines and the government business regulators would be intrigued to know that there is no 'real competition' nowadays.....

Atlanta, Georgia
posts: 634
8. Re: Fare difference may apply???

Wouldn't you still fly if the birth was earlier or later then expected?

I had the pleasant experience once of gettin gmoney back form Delta even after their change fee because my new schedule for returning from SFO to ATL was cheaper than my original.

9. Re: Fare difference may apply???

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Removed on: 3:32 pm, May 07, 2014
Seattle, Washington
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10. Re: Fare difference may apply???

Southwest Senior Fares are fully refundable.