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Big Nationwide Airfare Sale from $49 or 2,336 Points Each Way

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A big nationwide airfare sale kicked off today thanks to the Southwest Airline $49+ sale! Southwest has done some version of this sale a couple of times a year for the past several years and it really does represent a very good time to lock in airfare on the discounted routes…or to reprice Southwest awards or purchased flights with no penalty and put some points back in your Rapid Rewards account if the price dropped! Typically many of the other…

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Maximizing Southwest 50% Off Codes From July IT Outage

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As you probably saw in the news, in the last few weeks both Southwest and then Delta have had some major IT meltdowns that led to lots and lots of systemwide flight cancellations, delays, and headaches for summer travelers. I know folks that were essentially stuck for days before they were able to get new flights home or on to their final destination. Some of them weren’t even able to get hotel rooms due to no occupancy. I certainly don’t…

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Earn Southwest Companion Pass With Just 5 Round Trips! – Targeted

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One of the absolute best deals in family travel is undeniably the Southwest Companion Pass. The Southwest Companion Pass allows your companion to fly on the same Southwest operated flights as you for free, other than the taxes for the flight. It doesn’t matter if you are on a paid or award ticket, your designated companion can still come with you for the entire valid period of the pass which is the year you earn it, plus all of the…

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Big Airline Sale from $49 or 2,336 Points!

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It seems that airlines have “sales” about every other day right now, with some sales being much more lucrative for the travel deal hunter than others. It can be hard to tell a true sale from a “sale”, but it looks like today’s Southwest Airlines sale is actually one to notice – it is one of their big sales! This sale starts at $49 each way, and the sale prices are valid for travel on select days of the week in the U.S.…

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Why You Want to Book Southwest Holiday Award Flights Now

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Yesterday I shared the suggestion of beginning to lock in certain summer 2017 hotel award reservations and today I want to share some similar advice, only this time related to making certain Holiday 2016 award flight reservations. Southwest Airlines doesn’t make keep their booking window open at a constant 11 months in advance as some other airlines do, but instead they open the booking window a few months at a time at certain intervals throughout the year. Book Southwest Flights Until January…

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Three 50,000 Point Airline Credit Card Offers Available!

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Southwest Rapid Rewards points are one of the best types of airline “miles” out there for traveling families because they can be used on any Southwest flight without worrying about blackout dates as long as there are seats for sale, you can redeposit or reprice awards for no fee, they run a relatively family friendly airline, and if you also have the Companion Pass you effectively double the value of your points! While their award prices are tied to the selling…

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Southwest EarlyBird Check-In Gets More Expensive

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Many families love flying on Southwest Airlines for a number of reasons such as free checked bags, the ability to change flights without a fee, free award redeposits, the super awesome Companion Pass, and the open seating policy where you don’t have to pay extra fees to get seats together since there are no assigned seats. Of course, the open seating policy can also backfire if you don’t end up with a boarding pass in one of the first groups as there…

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Boy Has Awesome Southwest Airlines Birthday Party!

Some kids even dress up as Southwest planes!

Creating the next generation of explorers, travelers, adventurers, #avgeeks, etc. is a pretty fun part of the parenting gig. Much better than 3AM crying baby duty, but I digress. So far travel has been a pretty natural fit for my girls, but they haven’t latched onto a love of airplanes themselves or any specific airline quite as much this high flying four-year-old, Ari! Ari not only dressed as a Southwest 737 for Halloween last year, but he then came up with one of…

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7 Ways to Keep Your Southwest Rapid Reward Points From Expiring

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One of the dangers of earning miles and points in various programs is that it can be hard to keep up with them all, this is especially true for the points that are in programs that you don’t use on a regular basis or that in your children’s accounts that may not get frequent use. AwardWallet can help tremendously with tracking expiration dates for various programs, but even with that reminder you still have to take action in order to keep points…

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Using Southwest Rapid Rewards to Save Huge on Flights

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There are certain airline frequent flyer programs that are the “golden children” of many miles and points fanatics because of their award charts, redemption sweet spots, routing rules, destinations, partners, etc. Then there are the others that aren’t often thought of in the same light, and aren’t usually given the same amount of attention on the blogs, forums, etc. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards is one of the programs that sometimes gets a little neglected in the airline mileage discussion even…

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