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Two free tickets from Southwest - Where should we go?

Jul 17th, 2003, 09:21 AM
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Two free tickets from Southwest - Where should we go?

We just got two free tickets from my parents to fly anywhere Southwest flies.

We are thinking about going somewhere around the end of December. We don't want to be too cold (blizzard weather), we don't really do any winter sports (skiing) and we don't want to drive for two hours after we get off the plane. We would be flying out of Austin, TX.

Where should we go?

Thanks!
 
Jul 17th, 2003, 09:35 AM
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San diego
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Jul 17th, 2003, 09:42 AM
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I also suggest San Diego. Of course it also depends on your interests.
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Jul 17th, 2003, 09:49 AM
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I'm using my southwest free ticket to go to San Diego next month!
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Jul 17th, 2003, 09:54 AM
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A pal at work has a girlfriend who got two free tickets a couple months ago. They went to New Orleans and had a blast.
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Jul 17th, 2003, 10:03 AM
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End of December, as in New Year's? VEGAS, baby!
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Jul 17th, 2003, 10:51 AM
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I sell mine on a popular online auction site for just under $300.
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Jul 17th, 2003, 10:53 AM
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Oops, let me clarify... I sell the drink coupon booklet for $300... and the 'non-transferrable' ticket voucher is included for free.
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Jul 17th, 2003, 11:01 AM
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I enjoy anywhere in n calif in december/jan--big sur, carmel, mendocino--but, unless you stay around san fran proper, both woud involve a few hours drive
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Jul 17th, 2003, 11:24 AM
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How about making a list of places you think you'd like to go (where SW flies) and then picking the place you'd be least likely to go to based on the price of the ticket.

I'd go there.

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Jul 17th, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Remember, there are some blackout dates. Blackout dates for 2003 are November 25, 26, and 30, and December 1, 24, 27, 28. Blackout dates for 2004 are January 4, May 28 and 31, July 2, November 23, 24, 28, and 29, and December 23, 24, 26.

Re: you question ... most importantly, where do *YOU* want to go? DC (use BWI) nice place to visit, other than the hot summer.
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Jul 17th, 2003, 11:57 AM
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I'd choose San Diego or New Orleans too. What about south Florida - doesn't SW fly into Fort Lauderdale?
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Jul 17th, 2003, 08:02 PM
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Fly into San Diego and fly home from Oakland or Reno, do the California drive. Rent a car between the two. Or do Las Vegas - San Diego or Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

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Jul 17th, 2003, 08:13 PM
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San Diego or Las Vegas.
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Jul 18th, 2003, 06:47 AM
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How about Phoenix?
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Jul 18th, 2003, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

clarkgriswald: the open jaw flight sounds like a great idea.

From the responses, it sounds like San Diego is the place to go.

Thanks also for the reminder about the blackout dates.
 
Jul 18th, 2003, 05:43 PM
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Keep in mind,December in California
is very unpredictable--
weather-wise. "usually southern california, including San Diego is nice...IMO I'd choose Fort Lauderdale or New Orleans.
Good luck
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Jul 18th, 2003, 06:24 PM
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I'm with traveler 24, anywhere in California in December is unpredictable, weather wise. I lived in Cali 33 years, in every place imaginable, and am jaded (I prefer Cali in the spring and fall - summers too foggy, winters too rainy). Deserts (Vegas, Phoenix) could be COLD (40-60's - brrrrrr...I live in Phoenix now and anything below 85 is cold to me!) but SUNNY and full of life. If you're going for NYE and you want crowds and livelyhood go for San Fran (fly into Oakland) or New Orleans.
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Jul 18th, 2003, 06:44 PM
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New Orleans, definitely!
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Jul 18th, 2003, 09:18 PM
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Keep in mind that the best thing about those vouchers is the changeability. So if you book San Diego and then find out it's scheduled to rain all week, you can switch at the last minute to Vegas, or Tampa, or wherever.
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