Southwest Airlines Flight Changes!

With Airlines being forced to cut flights and reschedule to accommodate their lower numbers, make sure you check any existing Flight reservations you may have. After Yankee47 posted last week about Norwegian making unannounced stateroom assignment changes, I took it a step further, and checked my hotels and flights I have booked as well, and I am very glad I did!

On December 8, we will be (Hopefully) Flying to Galveston for our next cruise. Our original flight was from Buffalo to Houston-Hobby Airport, and we were scheduled to change planes in Orlando. When I checked the flights last week, I found that our new flight from Orlando to Houston was scheduled to depart 90 min before my first flight even left Buffalo!

Once I calmed down, and called Southwest Airlines, they IMMEDIATELY changed us to a different flight, that now only Lays Over in Orlando, without having to change planes! And it cost me fewer Flight Points!

Nothing in these times is certain. Make sure you keep checking your reservations!

4 Answers


I've had United Airlines flights changed twice - both times without any notification. The first change was a change to my departure city - the new departure city was TWELVE HOURS AWAY. Seriously. And then they initially refused to refund, claiming thay it was a "change" not a cancelation.

The second time was changing a 5 hour 1-stop flight to a 17 hour 2-stop flight arriving at 1am. Yet another vacation canceled.

Thanks for the suggestion! I usually check regularly, and Southwest has been good about alerts in the past. We are scheduled to fly with our friends for the cruise we are scheduled to sail on together. Let’s hope January is going on schedule.

Rapid change is the way of the travel world now.

Delta has twice made changes to our flight in Feb. 2021. They still have plenty of time to make more changes between now and the time we sail ! This is exactly why I always use a travel agent and purchase travel insurance.


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