Category: Southwest

Southwest Credit Cards Put Companion Pass Back Into Play

Two credit cards. $168. A year of free flights. How tough can it be? Southwest Airlines has increased its credit card sign-up bonuses,* and they’re back up to a level where you’ll want to look at them. The Southwest Companion Pass Southwest Airlines offers the most valuable perk in the airline business: The Companion Pass …

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Why Air Travel Could Be A Mess Forever

Every week, Wall Street Journal author Scott McCartney does a piece called “The Middle Seat.” For lack of a better term, I’d describe it as a human interest story. Or maybe an airline interest story. I don’t know. But it’s usually an interesting and informative article. Last week, Mr. McCartney did a piece called “How …

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The Basics Of Miles Redemptions

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The other day, a coworker asked me, “How can I use miles to get to Paris?” Now, most people who know me well don’t ask me questions like that. They know that it’s going to take about a half hour for the answer. She must have been having an off day, though, since she asked …

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Southwest Offering Companion Pass With EVERY New Credit Card

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And now it gets interesting… It was only a few weeks ago that Southwest was offering 60,000 points to sign up for its Chase credit card. That was a great deal, particularly at the start of a new year. And now they’re dwarfing it. Companion Passes for Everyone One of the best elite perks in …

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RIP, Herb Kelleher

The airline industry lost a titan yesterday, with the passing of Southwest’s founder, Herb Kelleher. It would not be an exaggeration to state that, if there were a Mount Rushmore of modern aviation, he’d surely be on it. Herb was 87 (going on 18). I only met Herb a few times at industry events, and …

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Check Your Accounts For Expiration

This will be my last post (probably) before 2019, but in the meantime, I have a homework assignment for you. It’s time to make sure that your points aren’t going to expire. Are Your Points Still There? As you may know, most loyalty programs demand, well, actual loyalty from you. Whether they give it back …

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Southwest Credit Card: 60,000 Points. But More Importantly, The Calendar…

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Card Southwest Airlines runs frequent promotions for its Rapid Rewards Credit Card, but now may be an optimal time to get it, given that we are at the end of the calendar year (More on that later.). I don’t offer Chase cards, but that link will take you directly to Southwest’s website. …

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Southwest Airlines: Double Rapid Rewards Points

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Southwest Airlines recently announced a double Rapid Rewards promotion for flights booked and completed between April 6 and June 13. You will need to register. Rapid Rewards Overview Why is this program different from all other programs? Rapid Rewards is one of the more favorable programs, with points that can be used for any flight …

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Southwest Chase Card Offering 50,000 Points (Still)

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Southwest is offering a 50,000 signup bonus with its credit card if you spend $2,000 in the first three months. It comes with a $69 annual fee, but the return is more than tenfold. The standard bonus for this card is 30,000 points, but they run the 50K promotion so frequently that there’s no reason …

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Southwest Fare Sales Shows The Beauty Of Rapid Rewards

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This morning, Southwest Airlines launched a flash fare sale, with one-way prices as low as $49 each. The Fare Sale Basics Fare sales are nothing unusual for the airline and they often come with conditions, such as blackouts and advance purchase requirements. This one is no different but, for $100 round-trip, it’s really difficult for …

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