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What does “wanna get away” and “anytime” mean?

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Re: Ticket price

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Tons of detail is on the Southwest Fare Information page.

 

The first bullet points for each of the fares you mentioned, from the page:

 

"Anytime

  • These fares are refundable and changeable and may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines for the originally ticketed passenger only."

"Wanna Get Away

  • Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines for the originally ticketed passenger only."

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Re: Ticket price

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Southwest sells 3 main fare types, Wanna Get Away, Anytime, and Business Select, plus a few others like Senior and Child. While Wanna Get Away fares are the cheapest, they lack the full refundability of the other fares. Anytime fares are cheaper than Business Select but lack the priority boarding and free drink Business Select fares have. As you move from Wanna Get Away to Anytime to Business Select you also earn significantly more Rapid Rewards points. Those are the basic differences. If price is your main factor, Wanna Get Away is your preference. If being able to cancel your flight and get a cash refund is important than Anytime or Business Select would be your preference. 

 

Full details about all the fare types can be found here: https://www.southwest.com/html/air/fare-information.html

 

--TheMiddleSeat