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How Did US Airlines Do In The First Quarter Of 2019?

We're now well into the second quarter, and almost all US airlines have revealed their first quarter results, and have had their earnings calls. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look at the state of the US airline industry, and how airlines are doing.…

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Filed Under: Allegiant Air, American
Southwest Tails

How To Use The Southwest Companion Pass

The Companion Pass is probably the best way to get discounts on Southwest Airlines, as you're effectively getting 2-for-1 travel for as long as you have the pass. And before anyone makes a snarky comment about no one at OMAAT flying WN, the last time…

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Filed Under: Advice, Awards
Boeing 737 Max

Southwest Ferrying 737 MAX Planes To Desert For Storage

As probably everyone knows by now, the Boeing 737 MAX is grounded globally. There are several hundred of these that were in service prior to a couple of weeks ago. Slowly but surely virtually all relevant aviation authorities have demanded the plane…

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Filed Under: Southwest
Southwest 737

Southwest Airlines Pulls Out Of Mexico City

Mexico City is an incredibly interesting aviation market to me. Mexico City is the largest city in North America, yet some airlines can't quite make it work. Securing slots for Mexico City can be difficult. For example, in 2017 Alaska Airlines began…

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Filed Under: Southwest
Southwest Rewards Watermark

Which Southwest Companion Pass Offer Is Best?

A bit over a week ago Chase and Southwest introduced some really valuable welcome bonuses on their co-branded cards. Before we talk about the actual bonuses, let me talk briefly about Southwest Companion Pass, which is one of the best deals in travel.…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Southwest’s Boarding Process: Why I Both Love And Hate It

I flew Southwest to Havana recently, which is the first time in five years that I flew Southwest. The reason I don't fly them has to do with me valuing traditional loyalty programs and a global route network, rather than any issue I have with the airline…

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Filed Under: Southwest
Southwest 737 Watermark

Southwest Personal Card 60K Offers Ending Soon

For the past couple of months, Southwest and Chase have been offering increased welcome bonuses on three of their co-branded cards. These offers are changing soon, so I wanted to look at the cards in a bit more detail. Currently the following credit…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Southwest 737

Human Heart Accidentally Left On Southwest Flight

People leave things on the plane all the time, ranging from books to electronics. However, they don't often leave (literal) hearts on the plane. Southwest Airlines is in the news after a flight from Seattle to Dallas returned to Seattle this past Sunday…

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Southwest Rewards Watermark

Increased Bonus On Southwest Priority Card Ends Tomorrow

About a month ago Spencer wrote about how Chase introduced the new Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Card. Chase has been introducing all kinds of new cards recently (like The World of Hyatt Credit Card and IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card). The…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Southwest 737 Watermark

Best Credit Cards For Earning Southwest Rapid Rewards Points

I'll readily admit that my interest in flying Southwest is limited. That's not a knock against them, though. I just tend to fly over oceans on long-hauls which means fewer reasons to fly Southwest, and rarely need to fly them for positioning flights.…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Southwest 737

Chase Launches New Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card

Chase has really been on a roll with new co-branded airline credit cards this year -- they've already released the Iberia Visa Signature Card and the Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card. Now, they have expanded the Southwest cards lineup by adding the Southwest…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Southwest Rapid Rewards Extends Double Points Promotion

In early April I wrote about how Southwest Rapid Rewards introduced a double points promotion. Through that promotion you could earn double Rapid Rewards points for flights that were booked and flown between April 6 and June 13, 2018. As noted by Deals…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Southwest
Southwest Airlines Wedding

Video: Couple Gets Married On Southwest Flight

Well, this couple took put an aviation geek spin on "walking down the aisle." A couple decided to get married on a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Baltimore this past Sunday night. I haven't been able to find much regarding the backstory…

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Filed Under: Southwest, Videos