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Much Love to Southwest Flight 1380

As you have probably seen, Southwest Flight #1380 from New York LaGuardia to Dallas Love Field diverted to Philadelphia today for an emergency landing after a significant issue with one engine that caused a nearby window to rupture and resulted in the death of one woman. All of the images, audio, videos, and even a Facebook Live that was taken from that flight as it descended look absolutely horrific. How terrifying it would be to have a window blown and a…

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Southwest Making Progress Towards Flying to Hawaii as Early as 2018

Southwest is making progress towards flying to Hawaii as early as 2018, with a recent announcement that they have secured space to operate in Honolulu. Not only that, but they are acutely aware of what operations to Southwest can do for the level of interest in their co-branded credit card and Rapid Rewards program…

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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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