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I was cleaning out my filing cabinets and I ran across a buddy pass that was given to me.

I would use it but Im going in for surgery this week. Its a Southwest airline buddy pass but it expires April 7, 2012. So it would need to be a used soon. If anyone wants it I can put it in the mail tomorrow.
 

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What a generous offer. I hope someone can take you up on it.
 

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I was cleaning out my filing cabinets and I ran across a buddy pass that was given to me.

I would use it but Im going in for surgery this week. Its a Southwest airline buddy pass but it expires April 7, 2012. So it would need to be a used soon. If anyone wants it I can put it in the mail tomorrow.

Here's hoping for your speedy recovery from your surgery.
 

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Do you have to book by April 7, travel by April 7 or be done by April 7?

Thanks and wishing you a speedy recovery.
 

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Travel has to be completed by 4-7.

I know its short notice.
 

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Wow, what a nice offer! I should have signed into TUG earlier in the AM, the early bird definately gets the worm. I would have brought my daughter home from college for the weekend. Congrats to the person who got the ticket.

Again, thanks to the OP for kindly sharing this instead of letting it go to waste. I love TUG!

Gayle
 

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what is a buddy pass? Is it like Southwest's companion pass? thanks
 

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Most airlines have them. It is a gift the Company gives to thier employees. It is a round trip ticket to anywhere that particular airline flies. (Different airlines, different rules)

These will come in handy if the employee is going somewhere and wants to take a friend or someone in thier family that is not included in the free flight umbrella. Take for example, my son worked for SWA, I could get free tickets (standby) directly from SWA but the mother in law couldnt. The employee can give them to anyone.

Disadvantages:
It is a standby non revenue pass. You are the lowest priority. No guarantees for a flight. Most of the time you will be one of the last to board.
It can be a little nerve racking at times. You need to have a contingency plan if you arent able to get a seat on a return flight.

Advantages: Its free. Ticket cant be sold. Employee will get in trouble. It can be used anytime there is a vacant seat. My dil used one to fly to her grandmother's funeral. She would not have been able to afford a ticket, too expensive last minute. They come in handy when I found a real good last minute timeshare deal.

I tend to be spontaneous, fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl; so I love these passes. Lots of people like and need to have exact plans. Not worth it for them.
 

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Some buddy passes are not free but have a small fee associated with them. The ones we are familiar with have not been free but the price is determined on the distance of the flight.
 
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