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Domestic Flight
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:25:47 PM »
Haven't flown domestic CONUS in over 2 decades..  Need to make my way from San Francisco to Dallas and back  Will have luggage and golf bag in tow.

Which airline do you guys recommend?

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 12:24:28 AM »
Are you a 1st Class kinda guy or just get me there for the best price?

Me, I take Southwest Airlines if they fly where I'm going (and they do make this route) . Most often they have the best price.

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 01:08:47 AM »
Are you a 1st Class kinda guy or just get me there for the best price?

Me, I take Southwest Airlines if they fly where I'm going (and they do make this route) . Most often they have the best price.

Can't afford 1st class. Southwest.. Ok. Will take a look. Thanks.
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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 11:54:17 AM »
I take Southwest when I can as well.  2 free bags and prices that are always competitive and they are efficient....

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
Ask Phil to swing by and pick you up...

Maybe you can teach him to hit the ball straight ?!

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 09:28:35 PM »
Ask Phil to swing by and pick you up...

Maybe you can teach him to hit the ball straight ?!
 

Forget fako Phil.  Brooks will pick and send.
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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 09:38:04 PM »
Also recommend southwest

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 10:06:00 PM »
ok.. I just check southwest.  Last direct flight out of SFO to Dalles is 3.45pm. Next flight is a layover in Vegas and 4 hour flight, I don't fancy that after a 15 hour flight. 

I land at SFO at 1330 assuming no delays, I hear international customs is still slow.  I;m not sure if there is swift lane benefit at SFO. If not, I expect another 1.5 hours with baggage colleciton.  I uderstand for domestic, you need to check in luggage 1 hour before flight time so anything earlier than a 5pm SFO Dallas flight is risky.

What's the next 2 best airlines?

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 10:23:13 PM »
Just went on some PCWs... seems like American airlines is the only airline that has a 5+pm flight to Dallas.  I'm surprised. I thought there would be more competition.
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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 01:19:02 AM »
I fly to Austin TX several times a year from San Jose. I actually prefer Alaska Air over Southwest. You may want to check OAK (Oakland) and SJC (San Jose) for arrival & departures as alternatives to SFO.

Dallas has 2 airports: DAL & DFW. Looks like Alaska and Southwest both fly domestically into DAL from the Bay Area.
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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 02:41:46 AM »
I fly to Austin TX several times a year from San Jose. I actually prefer Alaska Air over Southwest. You may want to check OAK (Oakland) and SJC (San Jose) for arrival & departures as alternatives to SFO.

Dallas has 2 airports: DAL & DFW. Looks like Alaska and Southwest both fly domestically into DAL from the Bay Area.

Thanks but getting to Oakland or San Jose is going to be too much of a hassle.  Man.  Prices of domestic flights have gone up.  On American, it's slightly north of a grand for 2 round trip and that's excluding baggage charge.
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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 05:25:44 AM »
I have also had good luck with Alaska Air.  Frontier is another budget airline you could look at.  They are more inconsistent.  Have been great and have been a challenge.  But Frontier is usually pretty cheap.  They do fly SF to Dallas.  Domestic flights have gone up.  And the planes are usually pretty full!

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Re: Domestic Flight
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 05:38:16 AM »
Well I just found out that I will get express clearance at sfo  I may be able to make a South West flight after all.  It'll still be really tight though.
 
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