SW Thanksgiving Week


#1

Since we are going to WDW Thanksgiving week I booked my air on SW the day it became available. I thought for sure flights would book fast or rates would climb by the day.

That was on June 26th. Since then I keep checking the website to see if fares have changed, etc. and everything is still the same from the day I booked it. Nothing is even unavailable yet!

This is strange to me - I thought Thanksgiving week would be out of control busy to travel. Do you think this is strange?


#2

I don’t find it strange after flying to Orlando at Christmas. We flew out on the 21st (I think) and home on the 26th and both flights were only half full. I thought for sure both flights would be full since they always are in the summer when we normally fly.


#3

I read travel is expected to be down due to high fuel costs.


#4

Give it time, there will be last minute bookings. As far as changes in price, the Dings will come. They will be looking to fill those spots.


#5

Personally, I don’t find it strange at all. I think that people are going to be staying home alot more now with the price of gas, groceries, etc.


#6

When the airfares first came out on June 26th, I was on the phones with SW first thing in the morning. It will cost me $409 per person, and I have to come home a day later than I want to! JetBlue is cheaper! Unless an awesome Ding comes out, we’re definitely driving.


#7

I guess maybe alot of people are waiting for the DINGs to come out. I don’t have the option of driving - I did look into JetBlue but the price was about the same and then we’d have to drive to a further airport and pay to park. Delta is my only other option and that was $800/person! I did book the SW tickets at $460/person but if a DING comes out I’ll try to rebook and use the credit for another trip! I’m not happy with the cost, but I did expect to pay more just b/c it’s a holiday week. At least with SW you don’t have worry about all the extra fees for baggage that other airlines are charging!


#8

We decided to drive…why? We have a family of 6…need I say more?