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1. Posted by kufan20 (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm just curious as I always fly Delta. On Southwest when you book your flight you can choose up to 4 or so options all with differing prices and terms. When they say "seats are limited" what does that mean?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

That means that they set aside a limit number of seats in each fare class. Once all those seats are booked, there are no more seats on the plane available at that price, and you have to chose one of the other prices.

Also of note, if you haven't flown Southwest before, is that you don't get an assigned seat. When you get on the plane, you find an empty seat and sit in it. It's usually not a problem when travelling alone, but if travelling with people you want to sit with, you may want to make sure you are at the front of the line for your group (they let people in in 3 groups usually).


3. Posted by kufan20 (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thank you Greg. The reason I asked was the fact that the non refundable fare, while most expensive, did not state the limited seating. So I was wondering if it was a first come first serve deal and potentially you could get bumped off that flight if you were late or something. Thanks for your response!