Category Archive: Southwest

Feb 08

Credit Card Christmas in February

It’s credit card Christmas, as a remarkable three airline cards are offering 50,000 mile sign-up bonuses. We’ll occasionally get one or two at the same time, but we rarely have three simultaneously. Credit Card Bonanza You’ve got several choices if you want an enhanced bonus, so I’d take advantage of it now. Among your choices: …

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Jan 27

Southwest Brings Back The 50,000 Point Credit Card

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An eagle-eyed reader beat me to it, but I got an email last night from Southwest that they had brought back their 50,000 point Rapid Rewards credit card. Rapid Rewards And The Companion Pass A companion pass is just what it sounds like: for the duration of your status, which you earn by flying 100 …

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Dec 10

Airlines in The News

Any press that the airlines get is generally negative, so it’s nice when there is something positive to write. Here are a couple of items: In-Flight Birth on Southwest Sounds like Southwest did everything well when a woman gave birth on one of their flights. Travel and Leisure magazine noted that the flight only got in …

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Nov 22

Southwest Airlines Offering Big Points for Hotel Bookings

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I’ve often felt that hotel points are undervalued. Everyone knows what frequent flyer miles are, but fewer people use hotel points to pay for their stay. Having said that, if all you want is miles, there are a few different ways to do it. Some hotel programs offer you miles instead of points. That’s okay, …

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Oct 26

Will Southwest Airlines Implement New Bag Fees?

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My primary goal with this blog is to provide assistance to those who are novices in the frequent flyer game (or just like a good read). Thus, the “101” moniker. Every so often, though, I find a topic that’s interesting enough that it’s worth taking it up a notch. Today provides one such opportunity. Has …

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Sep 30

Southwest Is Back with Its 50,000 Point Credit Card Bonus

I’m wrapping up vacation and will soon be back to more frequent updates. I think. Southwest’s 50,000 Point Credit Card Bonus I’m not a frequent traveler on Southwest but, if you are, you should probably have the credit card. The sign-up bonus comes in two varieties, the 25,000 points promotion and the occasional 50,000 pointer. …

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Aug 28

Quick Points on Southwest Airlines

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While much of my typing is dedicated to the big network carriers, there’s a strong case to be made for building up points on the discount carriers, such as Southwest and JetBlue. At one time, these programs were considered inferior but, as they get better and the legacy airlines’ programs become more about dollars spent …

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Aug 08

What to do when the power goes out

That title is only half-joking, as two airlines have seen their systems crash in the past month, including Delta today and Southwest previously. Here’s what to do if you are affected: You May Get Lucky Look online. You may have already been rebooked or have the ability to do so. If you get a message …

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Aug 05

Book It: End Of The Week Tidbits

Nothing too exciting going on in the industry, so let’s look at some of the less exciting stuff. Southwest Extends Schedule Booking on Southwest: The low cost carriers, such as JetBlue and Southwest, tend not to publish their schedules 330 days ahead of time, like the network carriers do. Rather, they issue a schedule 6-9 …

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Jul 25

Southwest: Breakdown Leads to Fare Sale Extension

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend of pidgey-grinding. Back to the show: Last week, Southwest Airlines suffered a massive technical breakdown, delaying passengers, causing cancelled flights and a meltdown of their website. It was bad for the passengers, made even more so by the fact that Southwest planes normally spend very little time on the …

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