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Southwest Airlines Selling Points For 40% Off

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 Wednesday,…

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card Review (2021)

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. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at the card, in particular since it has…

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Woman Fakes Attack While Deplaning Southwest Airlines Flight

Here's an inflight disturbance story that doesn't involve masks, for once. A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight is getting quite a bit of attention on Reddit over her refusal to get off the plane. This incident involves a passenger who refused…

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Southwest Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals

In early December 2020, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs), allowing airlines to no longer accommodate ESAs if they don't want to. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines,…

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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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Southwest Airlines Extends Companion Pass, Makes It Easier To Earn

In 2020 we saw airline loyalty programs largely extend status, or at least make it easier to earn. Given that travel hasn't recovered much, we're seeing a similar trend in 2021. Today a variety of positive Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards policies have…

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Should You Convert Southwest Airlines Vouchers Into Rapid Rewards Points?

Back in August, Southwest Airlines introduced the ability to convert vouchers into Rapid Rewards points. This is a reminder that today is the last day to do so -- if you have any remaining Southwest vouchers, you'll have to make a decision today. Should…

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Southwest Launching Flights To IAH & ORD (Routes Revealed)

Suffice to say that it's not business as usual at the major US airlines lately when it comes to network planning. Back in October, Southwest Airlines announced its two latest (surprising) destinations, and today we've learned more about what routes we…

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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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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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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 Rapid Rewards Premier Card Review (2021)

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 (2021)

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 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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