"Banking" WN dollars a good idea for folks with annual budgets

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  1. Jenny & Curt
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    Glad to see the teacher follows the "keep spreadsheets and copies of everything" rule!
     
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    Yes, having to pay NO fee for changes or cancellations is a unique feature of Southwest that folks who fly legacy carriers may not know about.

    Thanks for reminding us!
     
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    The author of that post somewhat glosses over the most significant aspect of the Southwest policy. The "bank" credits are no longer able to be transferred to any named passenger; they are only valid for the originally ticketed passenger. This change went into the CoC in July 2010.

    And don't forget that paying the full fare difference on a same-day change/standby is also a "unique feature of Southwest."
     
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    As someone who has worked for many governmental agencies, I've never been able to pre-pay for a service not yet received in the next fiscal year (airfare) out of local, state, or federal funds absent a contract or lease. That's the fundamental reason for the "temptation" the blog poster mentioned of purchasing technology or supplies before the budget year ends ("use-or-lose").
     
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