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Could Southwest Airlines Order The Airbus A220?

Don't get too excited -- an aircraft order isn't imminent, but Southwest's management did make some interesting comments during its third quarter earnings call about considering the A220 for its fleet renewal. During Southwest's third quarter earnings…

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Southwest Will Stop Blocking Seats On December 1, 2020

Southwest Airlines has had one of the most generous seat blocking policies during the pandemic, but that will finally be changing. As of December 1, 2020, Southwest Airlines will stop blocking seats on flights. For the past several months and through…

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Trump Supporter Kicked Off Southwest Flight: Why, Though?

Well, I think this is the most 2020 story yet, as it involves Trump, masks, and being thrown off an airplane... A Twitter user shared a video of an incident that allegedly occurred on a Southwest Airlines flight yesterday, and it's going viral, with…

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Southwest Airlines Tries To Kick Off Woman For “Lewd” Outfit

A woman ended up having to wear the captain's t-shirt on a Southwest Airlines flight, or else she would have been denied boarding. The airline was completely off base here, in my opinion. Kayla Eubanks used Twitter to document a situation she faced on…

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Southwest Airlines Launching Miami Flights: Here Are The Routes

In early September Southwest Airlines announced plans to start flying to Miami, and now we have details about what routes we can expect. As a Miami resident, I'm super excited about the competition that this will bring to my home market. Southwest Airlines…

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Southwest Selling Points With Up To 70% Bonus

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let's take a look at the details. Through Friday, November…

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Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Emergency Briefing And Demonstration. Photographer: Stephen M. Keller, 2020
Transfer Chase Points To Southwest With 20% Bonus

Chase Ultimate Rewards has just launched its latest transfer bonus, which some members may want to take advantage of. Chase is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest Rapid Rewards. This bonus is valid through Saturday,…

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Southwest Airlines Performance Business Card Review (Huge 100K Bonus)

In 2019 Chase and Southwest Airlines introduced a new business credit card -- the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card -- which complements their other business card, as well as three personal cards (personally I think the Southwest…

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Houston Hobby // Stephen M. Keller, 2018
Incredible Southwest Companion Pass Promo

At the beginning of the week Southwest Airlines launched an extremely generous promotion for anyone who books an upcoming flight. I'd argue this is the most lucrative promotion offered by any US airline since the pandemic started. This promotion was…

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Southwest Airlines Blocking Seats Through November 30

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to continue blocking seats on flights all the way through November 30, 2020. In early May, Southwest Airlines began capping how many seats it would sell on a particular flight to around 67% of capacity. While Southwest…

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Promo: 20% Off When You Redeem Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

If you have any Southwest Rapid Rewards points, this is a great time to redeem them. Southwest Airlines is offering a 20% discount when you redeem Rapid Rewards points for flights: This is valid for bookings made through Thursday, September 17, 2020…

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Southwest Credit Card 40K Bonus: Which Is Best?

Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the US thanks to its extensive domestic route network, lack of change and cancelation fees (though other airlines have largely matched in the meantime), two free checked bags, and generally great…

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Southwest Airlines Completes First Validation Flight To Hawaii
Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card Review (2020)

Chase and Southwest have a great portfolio of credit cards at three different price points. In this post, I wanted to take a closer look at the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, which is the Southwest personal card with a $99 annual fee (which…

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Southwest Airlines Plus Card Review (2020)

Southwest Airlines and Chase have a great portfolio of credit cards at a variety of "price points" (and by that I mean annual fees). In this post, I wanted to take a closer look at the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, which is Southwest Airlines'…

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card Review (2020)

Southwest Airlines has some fantastic co-branded credit cards with Chase. Of their three personal cards, my favorite one is the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Card, so in this post, I wanted to take a closer look at what makes this card so special.…

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Should You Convert Southwest Airlines Vouchers Into Rapid Rewards Points?

Southwest Airlines vouchers can now be converted into Rapid Rewards points. Is this an opportunity you should take advantage of? Basics of converting Southwest vouchers into points As of today, Southwest Airlines travel funds can be converted into Rapid…

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Southwest Reduces Aircraft Cleaning Between Flights

Over the past few months we've seen airlines greatly improve their cleaning protocols. In my experience planes have been spotless unlike ever before. Well, at least one major US airline has reduced its aircraft cleaning protocols as of the beginning…

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Airlines Remove Face Mask Policy Loopholes

Up until this point Delta has been leading major US airlines when it comes to enforcing its mask policies, though both American and Southwest have just taken their policies to the next level. Get ready for people to start threatening lawsuits... Both…

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American Airlines’ CEO Reads About Racism, Makes Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant’s Day

This is obviously a tough time globally, with the impact that COVID-19 is having on just about everything. That's bad enough, but then there's the current situation unfolding in the US. I'm angry and sad and frustrated -- we see the same thing happen…

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Southwest Airlines Offering 2x Rapid Rewards Points For Flights

Airlines are starting to offer real incentives for booking flights, and I'm not sure how to feel about this... Southwest is offering 2x Rapid Rewards points for flights this summer: Registration is required prior to booking travel Valid for flights between…

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Person Struck & Killed By Southwest 737 In Austin

This is a sad and strange story. As reported by KXAN, last night a person was struck by a plane landing at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. On Thursday night Southwest Airlines flight 1392, operated by a Boeing 737-700, was flying from Dallas…

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Southwest Airlines CEO Says It’s Safe To Fly

Airlines are in a tricky position when it comes to the messaging around the safety of flying. Southwest Airlines' CEO seems to think it's totally safe to fly again, going so far as to say that planes are as safe of an environment as anywhere. Southwest…

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Southwest Airlines Reports First Quarter Loss

In the past several days we've seen both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines report first quarter losses (of ~$534 million and ~$2.1 billion, respectively). Now Southwest Airlines has reported their results for the quarter. Southwest Airlines has reported…

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