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Re: Really? No direct flights from STL to OKC?

June 20, 2022 06:17AM
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sstrams
The two times we fle to STL for games, we went through OKC as its just a far to drive there as Dallas.. I know Southwest Airlines used to run that direct flight several times a day, but that was also in 2000 and 2001.. Dunno if you checked Southwest (they generally hafta be booked from Southwest's website and don't have flight listed with travel sites like Travelocity) but next time might be worth a try...

Back then the direct flight from OKC to STL was $38..

You may be right, but not the way I went about it. I'll explain.

Like I said, I haven't flown in 14 years. I don't know squat any more. I have no idea what airlines fly in and out of St Louis cause travel just isn't a part of my lifestyle. When I decided to make the trip, I used Travelocity. Southwest flights did NOT appear there, so I thought that meant they don't fly in and out of St Louis anymore. I went with the flights that came up. I think it was mostly United and American and there weren't any direct flights. Not one. So I booked a trip from what they had. It was also discouraging to me that there aren't that many flights to choose from. There might be one that leaves at a more desirable time... but for more money!!

Anyhow, one of the ladies in my bladder cancer support group is a travel agent. After I'd bought my ticket, my group was having our usual monthly lunch and I told her what I'd done. She said, "Why the heck did you do that without calling me first?" The thought never even crossed my mind. I honestly didn't think about.it. She then told me that I should have flown Southwest. I told her Southwest had no flights on Travelocity. That's when she told me that to fly Southwest, you have to book directly with the airline on their website. She also told me don't ever use sites like Travelocity or Expedia. Well, heck... I didn't know that!!!!! She asked me what I paid for my ticket and she about dropped her teeth. She told me to go out to Southwest's website and enter the information to see what I would have paid had I booked through them. I paid $671 and the fare at Southwest was about 1/2 that but it was too late then. She told me in the future if I had ANY questions about air travel, hotel reservations, etc... to talk to her about it first. I could have saved myself some grief if I'd just done that. Before I left, I sent her my itinerary and she emailed me some information which was really helpful to me during my trip.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2022 06:23AM by MamaRAMa.
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  First Flight in 14 years

MamaRAMa50June 20, 2022 05:18AM

  Really? No direct flights from STL to OKC?

sstrams11June 20, 2022 06:00AM

  Re: Really? No direct flights from STL to OKC?

MamaRAMa19June 20, 2022 06:17AM

  Yeah, its unfortunate..

sstrams10June 20, 2022 07:07AM

  Dallas to Wichita Falls is a 3 hour drive?

JamesJM7June 20, 2022 07:16AM

  Probably 2.5 or so, but with traffic jams and whatnot..

sstrams3June 20, 2022 07:20AM

  So sorry about your Brother, Mama...

JamesJM12June 20, 2022 06:10AM

  Yeah, totally agree..

sstrams10June 20, 2022 06:15AM

  Re: Yeah, totally agree..

MamaRAMa14June 20, 2022 06:29AM

  Wow, you and Steve are speaking my mind...

JamesJM8June 20, 2022 06:38AM

  Yeah, I totally agree about the ocean..

sstrams4June 20, 2022 07:11AM

  Good advice....

JamesJM11June 20, 2022 07:25AM

  One thing I absolutely remember was..

sstrams4June 20, 2022 07:33AM

  LOL I have had a window seat just once on my last 4 times on a plane.

Ramgator6June 20, 2022 07:55AM

  We base our window seating chart...

sstrams3June 20, 2022 07:58AM

  Very first time I flew on an airliner, I was PISSED!!!

Ramgator6June 20, 2022 07:59AM

  Yeah, its annoying..

sstrams11June 20, 2022 08:09AM

  Re: So sorry about your Brother, Mama...

MamaRAMa12June 20, 2022 06:18AM

  So sorry about this.

Ramgator10June 20, 2022 07:51AM

  Re: So sorry about this.

MamaRAMa16June 20, 2022 08:30AM

  Dang it, Mama! That is painful.

Ramgator12June 20, 2022 03:21PM

  My first flight....

JamesJM12June 20, 2022 09:05AM

  I don't remember my first 20 flights, or so..

sstrams6June 20, 2022 09:14AM

  You should have done it....

JamesJM12June 20, 2022 09:20AM

  Yeah, I regret it...

sstrams7June 20, 2022 09:43AM

  That would be tough...

JamesJM10June 20, 2022 09:54AM

  Yeah, for sure..

sstrams6June 20, 2022 11:29AM

  The choices we make in life....

JamesJM7June 20, 2022 11:40AM

  I have a lot of what-ifs...

sstrams7June 20, 2022 11:49AM