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    Posted: Oct/27/2010 at 11:27pm
I came across an airfare sale for Southwest.  Purchase by October 28, 2010, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

$30, one way, up to 450 miles
$60, one way, 451-1000 miles.

It goes on from that point.  Round trip to Vail or Breckenridge (flying into Denver) for a grand total of $141.40 for me.  Lots of other destinations are listed.

For those who are interested, here you go...
http://www.southwest.com/landing/halloween_offer.html?int=HOMEHEROHALWOW101026
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  Quote moldygiraffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 2:51am
Whoa... thanks.
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  Quote JandJBlks2k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 7:40am
YUP!! booked LA to Reno for 4 peeps only 325 for everything! that's 82/person! hard to resist..I'll just pick up the car when I get there! SWEET DEAL!! especially SW doesn't charge 20-25 for bags..although I might still since I'm bringins 4 snowboards! YEAHHH!!!!

they have great deals for other places as well..hmm east coast trip..tempting..or even San Fran to visit friends.
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  Quote HB_Rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 8:32am
Thanks for the hot tip
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I'm waiting on Southwest to start service here in Greenville, just have to wait until March.

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  Quote JOINT-OPS-420 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 11:14am
Nice!! thanks for the heads up!! i wonder if san diego to san fran is under 450 miles? i guess i could just look it up......

thanks again!
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  Quote Sintexo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 11:20am
Ha I saw this yesterday.  My snowboard club is taking a trip to CO in january, and we had our group tickets for 60 people, but we lowered the number of people by a bunch and bought a lot of the tickets during this sale. 
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  Quote hana24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 11:27am
Nice...I might need to take advantage of this sale
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I'm debating whether to jump on it since Tuesday but I'm not sure because you have to book it for a time so far in advance.
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Nice, Dude! Thanks for the heads up!
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 12:52pm
It's a great deal , but if you're doing a Fri - Sun deal, the deal doesn't apply to Sundays.  Gotta head back home Monday morning or Sat night.

Also, gotta buy today.  Good thing about southwest, you can cancel and use the credit towards another ticket.

From So Cal to Sac is only $60+(tax, fees, etc.)  Heading up there in beginning of December and hit up N*.  Maybe two weekends in Jan (non-holiday.)
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I'm in jersey and they have no service here either
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  Quote Timmay_650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 4:37pm
I got my tickets to SLC in hopes to get lucky and get some great powder. Well will prob ride Wy too.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 4:43pm
great deal for those that are looking to travel a bit. didnt work out for me though, too far from where l want to go in buffalo and would also mean l need to rent a car
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  Quote TGOD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 5:25pm

wow that is a great deal..im trying to go to breck this yera.thanks
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  Quote pyrotechnics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 7:19pm
its a great deal but you got to do it quick. the sale is only for 72 hours and if you dont get there quick enough all the good deal seats are gone. so be sure and make up your mind.
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  Quote Peekaboo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 7:21pm
Yea its a great deal. I booked with them for a trip to seattle for 320$ a few weeks back. I called and had them credit the different after this sale.

You save a lot with them since they have free check in!
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  Quote AyChan87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 7:36pm
Originally posted by Peekaboo

Yea its a great deal. I booked with them for a trip to seattle for 320$ a few weeks back. I called and had them credit the different after this sale.

You save a lot with them since they have free check in!


awesome deal, southwest has a great return policy love flying with them :-D
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  Quote DCC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 7:47pm
Originally posted by AyChan87

Originally posted by Peekaboo

Yea its a great deal. I booked with them for a trip to seattle for 320$ a few weeks back. I called and had them credit the different after this sale.

You save a lot with them since they have free check in!


awesome deal, southwest has a great return policy love flying with them :-D


did not know they did that.  is it just southwest that does that?
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  Quote BFBF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 8:23pm
RT Denver to reno/tahoe last week of Jan = 141$

ridiculous.
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  Quote elmers_cow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 9:41pm
my girl told me southwest is snowboard friendly too! correct me if im wrong.

so maybe tahoe this year? ive never been so its VERY likely! we will see though-- still kinda far off into the future. (biggest resort ive been to is mammoth)
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  Quote panther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 9:51pm
too bad this doesnt work for thanksgiving or christmas. i was so stoked when i saw this at first
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  Quote PICKLES Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 11:23pm
Originally posted by elmers_cow

my girl told me southwest is snowboard friendly too! correct me if im wrong.

so maybe tahoe this year? ive never been so its VERY likely! we will see though-- still kinda far off into the future. (biggest resort ive been to is mammoth)


I called Southwest today to ask about policies on snowboards.  So long as it's contained in a hard-shell case/container, it can count as one of your allotted 2 check-in bags without incurring any fees.  Had to ask because of the container size, but it appears all is well!  I saw these hard-shell cases online that can fit 2 boards, boots and bindings.  Hell, it looks like you could take off the bindings, pack them in another check-in bag, and store about 6 boards in the hard case.  It's a thought!
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  Quote The_Guchi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 11:35pm
^^^ya dicks has those sportubes for about 150 that makes getting your gear around a lot cheaper. living where i live its cheaper to drive my car to mast places in the west and then i have transpo while im there. i did pass this on to my brother who lives in NY so he booked a flight home in january so we can hit up local montains here, i will have to tell him about the snowboards being free to check since we figgured it was cheaker to fedex them
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thanks for the heads up. i saw it and you totally reminded me about it.
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  Quote mech9t5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2010 at 7:07am
the sale doesn't apply to the last 2 weeks of december... which is the only time I can go... I hate having to travel when everyone else does...
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They tell you that you need to have a hard shell container for your boards, because that is what it says in their written policy.  However, I've taken my boards in the regular board bag and it is fine as long as the bag weighs less than 50 lbs.  I was able to put two boards, two sets of bindings, helmets and boots in a single board bag and it came in under 50 lbs.  And I threw in some cardboard around the edges of board for a little extra protection.
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Originally posted by dnbreaks

They tell you that you need to have a hard shell container for your boards, because that is what it says in their written policy.  However, I've taken my boards in the regular board bag and it is fine as long as the bag weighs less than 50 lbs.  I was able to put two boards, two sets of bindings, helmets and boots in a single board bag and it came in under 50 lbs.  And I threw in some cardboard around the edges of board for a little extra protection.


I have a 180cm dakine 'board bag..they're just ginormous..I hope they won't charge me extra for bringing a refrigerator like bag..lol..I'll make sure it's under 50 lbs though..you think I'll have problem(s) having a too large of a bucket? it's been a while since I used SW that's why...
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2010 at 8:14am
Originally posted by J&JBlks2k

Originally posted by dnbreaks

They tell you that you need to have a hard shell container for your boards, because that is what it says in their written policy.  However, I've taken my boards in the regular board bag and it is fine as long as the bag weighs less than 50 lbs.  I was able to put two boards, two sets of bindings, helmets and boots in a single board bag and it came in under 50 lbs.  And I threw in some cardboard around the edges of board for a little extra protection.


I have a 180cm dakine 'board bag..they're just ginormous..I hope they won't charge me extra for bringing a refrigerator like bag..lol..I'll make sure it's under 50 lbs though..you think I'll have problem(s) having a too large of a bucket? it's been a while since I used SW that's why...


No problem.  Took mine (same bag, same size) to SMF 2x last season.  No extra charge.  And yes, just keep it under 50lbs and you're good.

EDIT: Sacramento = SMF airport code not SAC
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  Quote JandJBlks2k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2010 at 9:44am
Nice!! thank you sir..yeah i'll put 2-3 boards inside the travel bag and some clothings/gears to prevent boards scratching one another..or edges..last year, when we flew over to Reno, We used Horizon and Continental air..which both charged us 25 per luggage..rip off!!! SW though at least I don't have to worry about the extra charges! WOO HOO!!!
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  Quote wpiass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2010 at 9:51am
booked us a nice reno wkend trip and you know what that means!!!  helloooo tahoe!
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really good deal, wish i had somewhere i wanted to go
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  Quote AyChan87 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/29/2010 at 12:29pm
Originally posted by wpiass

booked us a nice reno wkend trip and you know what that means!!!  helloooo tahoe!


we did that too, what a great price!!!
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haha i saw that deal but none of the dates worked out for me unfortunately. hopefully its not the last deal of the season
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this deal almost made me go to colorado.....141$ both ways to den from chicago, 2 bags free.....wow

i wish i didn't have to go to my sister's wedding this year in bahamas....
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  Quote mech9t5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/30/2010 at 3:56am
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this deal almost made me go to colorado.....141$ both ways to den from chicago, 2 bags free.....wow

i wish i didn't have to go to my sister's wedding this year in bahamas....

omg... my sister is getting married in bahamas too... she is doing it in early Jan.  I was also complaining about why she is wasting my prime snowboarding time to go to the bahamas.  I was telling her to get married at Whistler!!!
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Aww man missed it! Thanks for posting, though. If they have any more deals please post again.
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/30/2010 at 6:03am
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do they charge for oversize bags 

Yes the do charge for oversized bags....I looked into this flying last year from LA to SAC(buddy lives there) instead of driving but snowboards are not cheap to travel with.

If anybody knows a way to get around this with Southwest or any other airline please post.
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Darn, missed the sale; would have taken advantage of it.  Oh well - thanks anyway.
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  Quote dnbreaks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/30/2010 at 6:43am
Originally posted by shwazy

Originally posted by romangarcia

do they charge for oversize bags 

Yes the do charge for oversized bags....I looked into this flying last year from LA to SAC(buddy lives there) instead of driving but snowboards are not cheap to travel with.

If anybody knows a way to get around this with Southwest or any other airline please post.

Did you actually talk to Southwest?  In my experience there is no charge if you pack you board in a proper board bag.  I used my Burton wheelie gig bag 162 packed with two boards, two sets of bindings, two pair of boots and two helmets and there was no charge at all.  I'm not sure the length of that bag but they did not bother to measure it.  It is important that you stay below 50 lbs but that shouldn't be an issue.

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This is what southwest says on their site about snowboard/ski gear:

Snow or water skis are accepted when enclosed in a suitable container. Southwest Airlines provides free plastic bags for ski equipment. These bags are used to prevent the various components of ski equipment from becoming separated. The skis will be conditionally accepted unless they are being transported in a hard, plastic case or standard ski bag. Snow ski equipment consists of one pair each of skis, ski poles, and boots. Water-ski equipment includes one pair of skis and one life preserver or vest. Snowboard equipment includes one snowboard and one pair of boots. When substituting ski equipment for a free bag, Southwest Airlines allows up to two bags (containing one set of snow skis, ski poles, and ski boots) to count as one item, even if they are packed and tagged separately. (Overweight charges may still apply.)

and it counts toward one of out of 2 of your free checked bags.

http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/special-luggage-pol.html

Just don't go above 50lbs.  It's the same with all the other airlines.  I've flown jet blue, us airways, continental, alaska with my snowboard equipment and all are the same.  As long as you don't go over 50lbs or have a abnormally large snowboard you are good to go.  Just check the special luggage portion of their baggage policies and it tells you about snow equipment. 
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The snowpak link I posted lists every major airlines policies in regards to snow equipment.
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going to colorado this winter thanks to this lovely sale...thank you southwest
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I'm kicking myself for letting this pass by but oh well, I just don't have the leisure to plan so far ahead.  Eitherway I'm going to put my gig bag to use!
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DAMN how could I have missed this!!!
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^^ good point hana, this is why I usually buy snowboard bag that compact and fit my board just right. I have a Burton Wheelie Gig 156cm, when packed it almost pushing 50lb. For those of you who want to buy bigger bag might want to reconsider.
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Called Southwest again today about carry-on limits.  As long as it's within 10 x 16 x 24 inches and can be placed in the overhead cabin storage or under your seat.

Knowing this was a sigh of relief!
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Damn that's an awesome deal, I think it's about time I visit my uncle in Denver, and get some early season riding in.
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/31/2010 at 5:18am
Originally posted by hana24

This is what southwest says on their site about snowboard/ski gear:

Snow or water skis are accepted when enclosed in a suitable container. Southwest Airlines provides free plastic bags for ski equipment. These bags are used to prevent the various components of ski equipment from becoming separated. The skis will be conditionally accepted unless they are being transported in a hard, plastic case or standard ski bag. Snow ski equipment consists of one pair each of skis, ski poles, and boots. Water-ski equipment includes one pair of skis and one life preserver or vest. Snowboard equipment includes one snowboard and one pair of boots. When substituting ski equipment for a free bag, Southwest Airlines allows up to two bags (containing one set of snow skis, ski poles, and ski boots) to count as one item, even if they are packed and tagged separately. (Overweight charges may still apply.)

and it counts toward one of out of 2 of your free checked bags.

http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/baggage/special-luggage-pol.html

Just don't go above 50lbs.  It's the same with all the other airlines.  I've flown jet blue, us airways, continental, alaska with my snowboard equipment and all are the same.  As long as you don't go over 50lbs or have a abnormally large snowboard you are good to go.  Just check the special luggage portion of their baggage policies and it tells you about snow equipment. 

Okay thank you for the posts (DN as well).  I did talk to Southwest directly so I guess the person I was talking to was clueless!  This is good to know cuz driving to Sacramento is not my idea of a good time.
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