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Can't book online a flight Reno, NV to Portland, ME...why?

DubyaD3
New Arrival

Tried numerous times (even tried changing dates and outbound airports) to book a 2 passenger flight from Reno, NV to Portland, ME. Get a return error that the flight can't be booked online. What is the reason for this? How can I book?

 

Any answers would be appreciated 

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Can't book online a flight Reno, NV to Portland, ME...why?

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

It might be some temporary glitch.  Sometimes it's just better to go through the 1-800 number which I provided the link to that number as well as their twitter, email, and facebook page.

 

https://www.southwest.com/html/contact-us/index.html

 

 

Re: Can't book online a flight Reno, NV to Portland, ME...why?

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

It also might be because of the weather right now, call and find out, it should prove to be much quicker than any answer regular joes like us can give in this forum. 

Re: Can't book online a flight Reno, NV to Portland, ME...why?

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Looks like that service ends in mid-March. I'm not sure why -- perhaps it's only a seasonal route. I'd reach out to Customer Relations to ask.

 

Contact Customer Relations 

Re: Can't book online a flight Reno, NV to Portland, ME...why?

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

You can thru the middle of March, but not beyond.

 

https://www.southwest.com/air/low-fare-calendar/select-dates.html?adultPassengersCount=1&cbid=12345-...

 

Why,? it is likely that there is no valid connection after Mid March. It could be a question of timing. Or it could be a SW rule that prohibits tickets with more than one plane change.

 

In your case, it appears to be the latter of the two. For days when you can book the fight,

you take a direct flight (one stop, no plane change) to BWI where you make the connection. That direct flight goes away after March 12, and is replaced by a flight where you have to change planes to get to BWI - thus two changes of planes to get to Portland -- thus not allowed. Why? There is greater risk that you will miss a connection..

 

There is a way to do it: Book a multicity trip. Here's one for April 22. It'd be a very long day.

You would leave RNO at 8:05 am and arrive in Portland at  11:15 pm

 

https://www.southwest.com/air/booking/select.html?adultPassengersCount=1&departureDate=2021-04-22&de...