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Category: Southwest

Nov 01

Hotel and airfare bonuses and a sad day for the Boston-NYC Delta shuttle

Hmm, a rainy Saturday is always a good day to do a little digging.  Let’s see what’s out there. Rocketmiles, an online travel agent that gives you frequent flyer points for booking hotel rooms through them, is offering a nice special on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points.  Book a hotel and get 1,000-5,000 Rapid Rewards …

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Oct 11

Southwest brings back the key to the best frequent flyer perk

As I’ve discussed in the past, the single best frequent flyer perk in existence is the Southwest Airlines companion pass (CP).  The pass allows you to bring a companion with you for free (ex-taxes) on all your Southwest flights.  It is good until December 31 of the year after you earn it.  You must earn …

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Oct 01

Southwest Airlines: triple Rapid Rewards points (targeted)

I’m taking a little break from Delta but will finish my overview of their program in a few days.  In the meantime, let’s talk about Southwest Airlines. Southwest recently sent out a targeted promotion offering triple Rapid Rewards points for flights through November 20.  The points don’t count toward the Companion Pass, but it’s still …

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Sep 23

Non-refundable tickets: How to minimize the damage when you need to make a change

A reader recently sent me a question about the best way to make a change to her non-refundable tickets.  Her situation was that she had purchased non-refundable tickets on US Airways in March for a trip to Hawaii this October.  Due to a medical condition that affected one of the travelers, they had to postpone …

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Sep 09

Starwood Stay Promotion, Southwest Airlines new look

Starwood Hotels just announced its fourth quarter promotion, called More For You.  For stays of two or more nights, you will earn double base SPG points, and if that stay includes a Friday or Saturday night, (Thursday or Friday in the Middle East), you will get triple base points.  You must register here.  The promo runs …

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Aug 11

Southwest launches “initial” service to Mexico

One of the things that I before blogging is check the press rooms of the major airlines.  Usually, there are mostly self-congratulatory releases, but every so often, one of them reveals something at least somewhat interesting. Today, Southwest Airlines announced that it is launching “new” service to Mexico.  I use quotes because the airline is …

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Aug 07

Are these really the best programs?

Every year, publications such as US News & World Report put out articles about what they believe are the best travel programs.  These articles may sell a lot of magazines, but as far as you are concerned, they could be useless.  The problem, of course, is that the authors of the articles choose criteria that …

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Jun 23

Why do 45-minute flights get scheduled for an hour and a half?

In the history of the world, no one has ever been on a flight that has taken off (as in, “left the ground) when the schedule said it would.  True, part of it is related to that one guy who always seems be trying to jam a piano into the overhead, but really, by the …

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May 21

Southwest Airlines and how to get the greatest airline perk ever

So maybe the title was just a bit of an exaggeration, but I’m still getting over seeing the Celtics getting screwed once again by the NBA lottery (Yes, I know, the sixth pick was mathematically the most likely.) and watching Cleveland get the first pick for the third time in four years.  Red, karma is …

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