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Old March 31st, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Default Disembark delayed: Missed Flight

Can anyone tell me what Southwest policy is if you missed your flight in Ft Lauderdale if your disembarking is delayed? Thanks in advance.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Posted this in response to your other post;

Under normal circumstances you should be fine. Usually, early disembarkation can get off as early as 7:30-7:45. Taxis will be waiting and it only takes 10-15 minutes to get to the airport as it's only about 3 miles away. So if all works according to plan, you should be able to get to the airport by 8:30, which is plenty of time.

As for if you miss your flight due to a delay in getting to the airport, if I remember right, Southwest is pretty lenient about it provided you give them notice as soon as possible letting them know you're going to miss your intended flight. This may have changed, so I would suggest contacting SW directly and asking them the question to make sure you get the latest policy.

But to take away all hassle and stress, I also highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You always hope it's a waste of your money, but if you need it, you're sure damn glad you've got it.

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I have seen elsewhere that due to sequester that there may be fewer TSA and USBP agents available clear the ship and airport security might both take longer.

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Old April 1st, 2013, 09:30 AM
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Bob, I agree...with less man power in the airport, going through immigration,and security, has been a slower process of late. Booking early flights, even from Lauderdale, could be a thing of the past.

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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:46 PM
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I think Southwest is pretty particular about what kind of ticket you buy.

They only sell direct, and if you visit their site you will see they are very specific about "internet saver" fares being non-refundable.

Now - there is NEVER any harm in asking when you get to the airport. But I am sure it depends on what kind of ticket you buy.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 03:52 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the replies. I appreciate it.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 02:10 AM
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Another reason for trip insurance. You never know what is going to happen.
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