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Increased 60,000 Point Southwest Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus!

The Southwest Companion Pass has been a hot topic in the miles and points world in the last few weeks, both because the best time to earn it is as early in the year as possible, and also because of the impending change to what types of points will count towards the 110,000 points needed in a calendar year to earn the pass. As you may have heard, beginning March 31, 2017, transfers into Rapid Rewards from hotel partners like Marriott,…

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How to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass and More for 90,000 SPG Points!

Now that we know that hotel point transfers into the Southwest Rapid Rewards program will count towards Companion Pass qualification until March 31, 2017 (and then likely never again), it is time to strategize how to earn the pass so your designated companion can fly on Southwest flights with you for just the price of taxes for close to two calendar years if you earn it early in 2017.   Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points via Chase Co-Branded Southwest Cards A…

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Southwest Officially Extends Date for Companion Pass Hotel Transfers!

Sometimes when negative feedback hits a certain threshold, hotel and airline loyalty programs will occasionally walk back some unannounced changes. That has thankfully happened in the case of the no-notice change that Southwest recently made as to which types of points count towards earning the valuable Southwest Companion Pass! As I shared yesterday, on January 1, 2017, Southwest made a no-notice change to what types of points count towards the 110,000 points needed to earn the Companion Pass each calendar year.…

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No Notice Changes to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass

Update: Great news! Southwest has officially extended the deadline for hotel point transfers to count towards earning the Companion Pass until March 31, 2017 The first bad miles and points news of 2017 was unquestionably that earning the valuable Southwest Companion Pass got harder without any advanced notice. The Southwest Companion Pass is very popular in miles and points family travel circles because it permits a designated companion to fly free with you on Southwest flights for up to close…

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Timing the Southwest Companion Pass Very Carefully

This is an important time of the year for many miles and points related happenings as the calendar year steamrolls towards a conclusion. One of the numerous important deadlines that occurs on December 31st is related to the very popular and very valuable Southwest Companion Pass. As you may already know, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass then a designated companion can fly with you for free (other than taxes) on all Southwest flights whether you pay for your…

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

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

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

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!

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

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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