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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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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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Apr 02

Highest Ever Hilton Amex Offer and a Darn Good Southwest Chase Card

The Hilton Surpass Card – 100,000 Points Apparently, the card bonus wars aren’t over among issuers, as Hilton raises the bar to six figures. Through May 4, The Surpass Card from American Express is offering 100,000 to sign up and spend $3,000 within your first three months as a cardholder. I’ve never seen a bonus …

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Sep 12

It’s back! 50,000 points for the Southwest Airlines Visa card

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the two best airline elite perks not involving upgrades, one of which was the Southwest companion pass, which allows you to bring a guest on every flight you take for the remainder of that year, plus the following year. You need to earn 110,000 Southwest Rapid …

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May 16

Southwest brings back the big card bonus, and the best airline perk out there

I don’t have the opportunity to fly Southwest a lot, but the airline generally does a good job.  Service is above average, the planes get to where they need to go on time and fares are, well, fair. But there’s one perk that Southwest offers that other airlines can’t come close to: a companion pass.  …

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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 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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