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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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Three Different 60,000 Point Southwest Bonuses Available

As you may or may not have noticed, American Airlines is not the only airline with an increased 60,000 mile sign-up bonus offer at the moment. Southwest actually has three temporarily increased bonuses available, and for many people these offers are even better than the American Airlines offer. Not only are Southwest Rapid Reward points simply easier to use since there are no complicated award charts or blackout dates, but the 60,000 points you get from each of these bonuses will get you…

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Get Over 2 Cents Per Southwest Point With New Sale!

Airline sales are a dime a dozen these days, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t at least worth glancing at as they happen. Today Southwest Airlines is having a sale that isn’t a five star fire sale across the board, but there are some very nice gems hidden between some of the ‘dime a dozen’ prices. And boy are we lucky that we live in a place and time when airfare sales occur so regularly! What is particularly cool about this…

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Round-Up of Great Credit Card Bonuses Ending Very Soon

There are tons of really good limited time offers wrapping in the coming days, and I am getting an increasing number of questions about which one(s) to apply for before the deadlines. The correct answer to that question is always, it depends. In some cases there is no reason to limit yourself to just one of these offers, but you also can’t realistically go for all of them, so I totally understand narrowing the choices down. In general, I recommend deciding…

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Other Airlines Matching Big Southwest Sale!

I’ve come to rely on the June Southwest nationwide sale to book domestic fall travel (other than the holiday dates) at a real discount over normal prices, at least on the routes that Southwest puts on sale. There’s obviously no guarantee that this sale will return year after year, but it arrived right on schedule again yesterday and will run through Thursday for travel on certain days from 8/22/17 – 12/13/17. This sale really is great not only for those who like to…

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The Big Southwest Airlines $49+ Sale is Here!

Southwest has “fare sales” almost every week, but a couple of times per year they have really big fare sales….and for the next three days one of their big fare sales is live. These fare sales used to offer routes at fixed prices based on the distance between the cities, but while they have moved a little bit away from that model, they still have some routes at a real discount starting at $49 or 2,300 points each way.  …

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Southwest Sale: Houston – Mexico from 6,700 Points + Taxes

As they often do, Southwest is promoting a sale right now for fall travel that absolutely has my attention. This is not one of their huge systemwide $49+ type sales (that often comes in June), but there are some really fun prices to international destinations out of Houston I wanted to point out. I know fall isn’t peak travel season for families, but if you want to have grandparents cover for you a bit while you sneak off for a few days,…

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How to Get a Credit if Your Airfare Price Drops

You know the routine, you want to fly somewhere so you search for airfare prices. Then you search again. You check a different site. A different day. You set an alert. You conduct more searches. If you are the average traveler, you have searched roughly 48 times for flights before you actually book something. Because we are deal hunters, some of us even take a peek at prices after we pressed purchase just to see if we pressed the button at the right…

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Final Call to Earn Southwest Companion Pass with Hotel Points

As you likely already know, one of the very best deals in family travel is the Southwest Companion Pass as it allows a designated companion to fly with you on Southwest paid or award flights for the calendar year you earn it, and the following calendar year for just the price of taxes/fees on the second ticket. However, as I have shared a couple of times, the hard deadline for using hotel points to help get you to the 110,000 needed…

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Six Types of Hotel Points That Count Towards the Southwest Companion Pass

The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals out there for family travelers as it permits a designated traveler to fly with the pass holder on all Southwest flights whether the pass holder booked with points or cash. The companion just has to pay the taxes/fees for their seat. The Companion Pass is good the rest of the calendar year in which it was earned, and then all of the following calendar year. This means that the earlier in the year you…

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