Category: Southwest

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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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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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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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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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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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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Tidbits from around The Industry

Not A Good Day To Be A British Airline Think you lost some money in the market on Friday? It could be worse. You could be a British airline. With Brexit having been approved, investors lost faith in the British Pound, as well as  the region’s economy and consumers’ ability to get around it (to …

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Chase Boosts Southwest Airlines Bonus to 50,000 Points

Hope everyone is having a nice Mother’s Day. Just a note: The normal bonus to sign up for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card is 25,000 points but a few times per year, they up it to 50,000 points. Only requirements are that you spend $2,000 in the first three months (That’s total, not …

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Seven Basic Lessons for Surviving The Travel “Experience”

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As anyone reading this blog knows, air travel isn’t perfect. The problem is that there are several steps in the process of getting from here to there that can go wrong and, if any single link in the chain breaks, the whole thing could fall apart. Getting to the airport. Checking in. Getting through security. …

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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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