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Friday, August 7, 2009

Ding!

By now, you all know I am pretty good at finding deals, especially when I can sit from one place and search. Aside from using Costco.com to check for travel bargains, I also use this application from Southwest called Ding! If you have Southwest in your area, it really is the best application ever to finding travel bargains!


Upon downloading it, you can specify which cities you're interested in, including your origination airport(s) or even your destination airport(s), and the program automatically alerts you with a ding on my computer when flights become available. It's completely unobtrusive (pictured above, only an icon representing the Southwest Airlines plane tail will display in your system tray) and is not bundled with adware, spyware, or any other software.

Through it, I've been able to book a couple of trips to Los Angeles for $29 each way and $59 to Las Vegas each way. Incredible, right?! Give it a try because with these prices, it's practically free to move about the country.

-Thuy
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35 comments:

lov said...

love love love southwest

Tranquility said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip! I almost always fly Southwest (when I can) and had no idea this existed!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome!

Kimmy said...

My husband and I also use USAirways vacations for awesome travel deals which beats Southwest. Air, hotel (Excaliber) for 4 days, 3 nights to Las Vegas for 3 people cost us just under $400. We also use Priceline, "Name your price" for when we go to Disneyland. We'll stay at the Hyatt Hotel for $50/night.

Grand Pooba said...

nice! I've never heard of such an animal!

Wenbren Explains It All said...

cool deal I will def check this out!

Lolli said...

You convinced me. I love SW...especially since I can fly straight form here to Mom's house. :)

♥georgie♥ said...

i so ♥ Ding! it has saved us so much money-since we have been travling to arizona to see my great uncle-there is also NO better airlines IMHO

Helene said...

It seems like SW is really the only airline we fly since it's so reasonably priced. Thanks for sharing the link!!

LiLu said...

I ADORE Southwest. I always fly it even though it means I have to train up to Baltimore- it's just always the cheapest!

Kristin said...

Oh, I'm so trying this out. I love flying Southwest.

San said...

Wow! Wat a great gadget! :) Pity the budget fares where I am from isnt so fantastic :P

Kathy B! said...

You really can't beat SW for pricing and deals.

DING!

Kimberly said...

OK that is awesome! I really need to check this out, thanks!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Thanks for the tip! I love these things!

Kristen said...

I love southwest! I need to use ding more often! Actually I don't think I even have it on this computer! :)

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cool deal I will def check this out!

Debbie said...

I couldn't use this but I do love me a bargain. Right now, I'm busy searching the internet for cheaper college textbooks:)

Unknown Mami said...

I love a good deal!

Counselormama said...

This is amazing! I am so using this!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

This is very useful. Thanks for sharing this to us, Friend.

Tiaras said...

oh thank for a new website!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Good old Southwest! They always have a flight to get you where you want to go- CHEAP :-) Thanks for the tip.

The Blonde Duck said...

Great tip!

ymK said...

Wow, I did not know about this. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Are you all on vacation?? Hellooooo...

Life with Kaishon said...

I just love a good deal like that : ) Love it to bits! Before we were married and we traveled I found lots of great prices at priceline.com : )

blueviolet said...

Where have you run off to?

FrankandMary said...

It may be bad form to say this on your entry, Thuy, but I am jonesing for an entry from Francesca...miss her..~Mary

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I've got Ding already on here. And speaking of Vegas, gotta keep my eye (or ear, rather) out for a great deal on my October trip!

SE'LAH... said...

I absolutely adore Southwest, especially if you are travelling with children. They are super accommodating.

Willow Tree said...

Hey ladies - just checking in to say I miss you in my reader! Hope you're well - miss you somethin fierce. :)

Blessings,
Carolynn

Nana said...

Wow!!! Those are good deals.

Motherboard said...

I love DING!

kanishk said...

Thanks for the tip! I almost always fly Southwest (when I can) and had no idea this existed!

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