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Cheap Family International Summer Travel From 2,302 Points

Earlier this week Southwest Airlines released their summer booking schedule so you can now make your summer 2018 family travel reservations using points or dollars via Southwest through August 6, 2018. I’ve been playing around with Southwest.com a fair amount over the weekend and frankly, I’m a little blown away with how attainable they are making international family travel, even during the busy summer months. How attainable? How about flying nonstop from Houston – Cancun and back in June 2018…

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New Southwest Routes + Summer 2018 Bookings Now Available

While there were some technical glitches that delayed the process by a few hours, you can now book Southwest flights for summer 2018 travel all the way through August 6, 2018! As is typical when Southwest extends their schedule, there have also been some route additions and subtractions. A notable subtraction is that Southwest will no longer serve Flint, Michigan, as of June 6, 2018. Summer 2018 Southwest Route Changes However, in better news, Southwest is starting up daily service…

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Southwest Having Trouble With Today’s Summer 2018 Schedule Extension

Today is the big Southwest Airlines schedule extension day when the booking calendar goes from June 5, 2018, all the way until August 6, 2018. This is a fantastic day to lock something in for 2018 summer travel since you can always get some Rapid Reward points back if the award price drops, or you can even get a credit to use towards a future flight if the cash price drops and you rebook. I’ve got a family award trip…

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Open to All California Residents: Southwest Companion Pass With One Purchase on New Card!

I’m officially green with envy if you live in California as the insane offer to earn a Southwest Companion Pass valid through the end of 2018 with just one purchase on your new Southwest card is reportedly now open to all California residents instead of just those who were lucky enough to be targeted the first time around. With this crazy offer, not only do you get the Companion Pass until the end of 2018 with card approval and just one…

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Use Your Companion Pass to Fly Southwest to Hawaii!

The most anticipated aviation announcement in years took a couple of ticks longer than we thought it might to be announced, but that’s okay because Southwest Airlines is officially officially going to be selling tickets to Hawaii in 2018! They didn’t say passengers flights will actually take off next year, but my money is on passengers being in the air at some point in 2018.   Yesterday evening at their employee Spirit Party in California, they announced that they intend to fly to…

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Big Twice a Year Southwest $49+ Sale Runs Until Thursday

I wasn’t online much yesterday while we were traveling, so I missed Day One of the three-day big Southwest sale, but luckily it is still going on today and tomorrow. This is not your run-of-the-mill weekly “sale”, but this is one of their big twice per year sales where Southwest puts seats on sale from just $49 each way. In my experience, they usually do these sales once in June and October. The price you paid used to be directly tied to…

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Make One Purchase Get a Southwest Companion Pass – Targeted

I have seen some pretty outstanding credit card sign-up bonuses in my time in this hobby, but this one that @DaiCa2011 just shared with me on Twitter has to be one of the coolest. While the sign-up bonus points you get from the Southwest credit cards have historically counted towards the 110,000 Rapid Reward points you need to earn in a calendar year to secure the Southwest Companion Pass, it always takes at least two credit card sign-up bonuses to get the 110,000…

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Why My Family is Flying Southwest for the First Time in Seven Years

The last time we flew Southwest as a family my now second-grader was a one-year-old toddler on her way to Disney World for the very first time. It was so long ago that I hadn’t even yet started this blog. I think we selected Southwest for that trip because I earned some Southwest credits from flying around Texas from my job with the state that we needed to use before they expired. This was way back when 16 Southwest credits = one free round…

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So What Did Southwest Say About Hawaii This Week?

After lots of internet rumors and speculation based on Southwest Airlines having luau themed boarding gates, employees in Hawaiian shirts, being a headlining sponsorship of a Hawaii travel summit, impending introduction of new planes to the fleet, and more, fans of the airline (and its Rapid Reward points) waited yesterday for news of a rumored formal announcement that the airline was starting up service to the Hawaiian Islands in 2018. With Southwest reps in Hawaii for the Hawaii Global Tourism Summit,…

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Southwest Very Close to a Hawaii Announcement?

I’m not sure there is a longer-standing airline route rumor than when it comes to Southwest and Hawaii. Just as an example, there has been an active “Southwest Hawaii Rumors” thread on Flyertalk since at least 2008, and I’m sure rumors of the potential of service to Hawaii probably pre-date that thread. At first, there were more reasons speculated why it wouldn’t work than why it would, but for a while now the general consensus has been not if Southwest…

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