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Australia
New Arrival

Hi,

 

We have a group of approximately 180 who will fly into LAX & SFO from Australia, late December 2021 & early January 2022.

 

From around 3 to 7 January 2022, they'll all want to fly from California to Colorado from various airports in LA & San Fran region. Doesn't matter which airports in each region. For LA could also use SAN. For SFO could also use SMF.

 

They will mostly want to fly back to California prior to MLK long weekend, again to one of 10 airports above, as most will not be on return flights to Australia until evening of 19 January 2022 at the earliest.

 

Imagine they will fly in groups of 10 to 20 people.

 

Phoning a U.S. number in the middle of the night our time, is not an option. We are 15 hours ahead of Dallas Texas time.

 

WE NEED A CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS.

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Re: groups from Australia

bec102896
Top Contributor

So first Southwest doesn't fly to Australia sorry. 

 

With the flight from California to Colorado in January 2022 Southwest hasn't opened the schedule that far out so you won't be able to book that flight on Southwest at this time. 

 

Once the schedule opens up you can either do a group reservation for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flight or if all of you want to fly together you could look in to a charter flight but those can be costly. As of now the biggest Southwest plane holds 175 passengers (737-800. MAX8)

 

-Blake

Re: groups from Australia

Australia
New Arrival

not looking at flights from Australia only flights California to Colorado.

 

Schedules are set in place before they are put online. The flights they are booked on from Australia to LAX & SFO were booked well over 12 months in advance.

 

Group will not travel together within USA, but break up into smaller groups of 10 to 20.

Re: groups from Australia

bec102896
Top Contributor

Southwest doesn't publish it's scheduled online until 6-8 months out. Right now Southwest is only selling flights though November 5th. 

 

On June 10th southwest will open the schedule to book flights though January 5th 2022. These dates are subject to change

 

-Blake

Re: groups from Australia

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Unfortunately, the only way to reach the Group Travel Department is by calling 1-800-433-5368 Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to midnight Central time. 

 

Group travel on Southwest offers several benefits, but does involve dealing with the Group Travel Department's somewhat notoriously problematic customer service limitations.

 

If you're working with a travel agent it's probably best for them to take care of this.

 

FYI: Here's the Groups Travel FAQ for reference.