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    * DING! * Airfare Savings... *MAC Update*

    DING! is a program from Southwest Airlines.

    You download it to your computer and it runs in the background while you surf the web. An icon that looks like the tailfin of a SWA jet appears in the taskbar of your screen.

    When bargain fares become available, you will hear a "ding" similar to the sound that precedes any announcement that the airline staff makes, as in "DING!" "The captain has turned off the fasten your seatbelt sign. You are now free to move about the cabin." The little tailfin icon will also have an envelope over it, indicating that a new fare announcement has been made (just in case you were away from your computer when it DING'd).

    Click on the icon in your taskbar to open up the announcement. You then need to click on the actual announcement to see what fares are on special for what routes and dates. Not all routes will have a DING! fare everytime there's an announcement.

    DING! fares are available for a very limited time period. I got one yesterday afternoon (PIT to MCO) that ended at 8 pm Central Time. And they usually go quickly. After checking a couple of dates, the fares quickly became "unavailable". With DING!, you snooze, you lose.

    I got DING'd last week for PIT to MCO, $39 one-way. I'm goin' to Disney World!

    You can download DING! to your computer here:
    Click here for DING!

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    I LOVE the commercial for Ding!, with the guy jumping over all the cubicle walls and falling over people's desks when he hears the Ding!

    In general, I love Southwest. Almost anytime I fly to and from school, I try to fly SWA. I can usually manage between $49-79 one way using internet fares, and that's usually a direct flight too. The alternative is to fly Delta or something right out of Daytona Beach, which saves me from having to commute to Orlando, but it means I have to make a stop in Atlanta, and be charged a minimum of $300, often it's much higher than that. Hooray for low-cost carriers!
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    I hate "Ding!" it discriminates against the Mac user
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    I hate "Ding!" it discriminates against the Mac user
    Hey Brian... Look what came in my e-mail today!!!!

    DING! Mac users are now free to move about the country... For less!

    Are you a Macintosh user who's been anxiously awaiting the chance to download DING! to your desktop? Well, wait no more, because DING! for Mac is here!

    Starting today, Mac users can download DING! and start receiving Southwest Airlines' hottest deals delivered directly to your desktop! Plus, if you download and install DING! between March 20 and April 3, 2006 and keep it on your desktop for 30 days, we'll deposit two Rapid Rewards credits into your account!


    Click here to learn more about DING!

    Have fun and good luck!
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    Thanks MickeyBabe ! SamIAm sent me an email about it too
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    Ding. We're going to separate you from more of your cash.
    Ding. You're now free to have no self-restraint.
    Ding. IF YOU INSTALL IT NOW AND RUN IT FOR A MONTH, you get free rapid rewards credits! - mac or windows.

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    Sam!!!!

    Yes, it seperated me from some $$$$

    Yes, it made me say "Hey honey, want to go to WDW with me in May?

    But... My Annual Pass is what got me into all of this trouble. Without it, the airfare wouldn't have stood a chance.


    btw... I'm goin' to Disney World!
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    Annual passes should be classified as a weapon of wallet de-massification.

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