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Southwest Sale – check existing reservations

Southwest is out with its latest fare sale, with fares from just $59 one-way (or less than 3k points) on a variety of routes for flights booked by 4/20/17. Here is an example of a low end fare (in points), between Washington, DC and Indianapolis: As you can see, that round is just 5,994 points and $11.20 round trip. I saw a few other decent values in this week’s sale, such as Albany, NY to Denver, Colorado…

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Targeted offers: Southwest Plus card, Amex Platinum upgrades

There are a couple of very good targeted credit card offers that have been reported over the past day or two: Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus credit card Many people on reddit have reported targeted email offers for the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus credit card. There seem to be a few different offers: 50,000 bonus points + $100 Southwest Gift card 50,000 bonus points + $100 statement credit 60,000 bonus points All three offers require $2,000 in…

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Bring your favorite passenger: Last chance to buy a Southwest Companion Pass

One of the best deals in domestic travel has long been the Southwest Companion Pass. This benefit is hands-down my favorite airline loyalty program benefit because it allows you to bring a companion with you for free any time you fly, whether your ticket was paid for with money or points. For a very limited time, there is a roundabout way to buy the companion pass and have a companion fly with you for free for…

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Southwest Airlines sale (check existing bookings to save some money/points)

Southwest Airlines has announced an airfare sale from $39 each way. These sales are always a reminder to check your current reservations as you can sometimes re-book the same flights for less money/fewer points if they have decreased in price. I checked my reservations this morning and made a re-booking that saved me almost 9k RapidRewards points: Remember that you can change bookings made with either cash or Rapid Rewards points. Cash bookings receive a…

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Should you use Marriott points to get a Southwest Companion Pass? Introducing the Marriott Travel Package MakeUpYourMinder.

Marriott Travel Package MakeUpYourMinder

Last week I described how I used my Marriott Rewards points to secure a Southwest Companion Pass.  The trick, which will only work through March of this year, is to exchange 270,000 Marriott Rewards points for a Marriott Travel Package consisting of a 7 Night Category 1-5 Certificate and 120,000 Southwest points.  Those Southwest points currently qualify towards the 110,000 points needed for a Companion Pass.  After March 31st, points transferred from hotel programs, like…

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Southwest Business 60K Offer is Back!

The Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Business Card is now available with a 60,000 point after $3K spend signup offer! Points earned from Southwest credit cards do count towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  To get the Companion Pass, you must earn 110,000 points within a calendar year.  Once you’ve earned those points, the pass is good for an unlimited number of free companion flights for the rest of that calendar year and all of…

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4 shortcuts to the Southwest Companion Pass that still work

Southwest Companion Pass without flying

If you want to be free to fly around the country (and slightly beyond), with a friend, the best deal around is the Southwest Companion Pass. The deal is simple: earn 110,000 Southwest points in one calendar year and you’ll get a Companion Pass valid for the rest of that year and all of the next year. While the Companion Pass is valid, it can be used an unlimited number of times. Simply book a…

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Southwest kills best option for earning Companion Pass [Update: Death delayed until April 1!]

UPDATE: Points transferred from hotel & car rental programs, and from Diners Club, WILL count towards the Companion Pass through March 31 2017. While I was obliviously enjoying a fantastic vacation in Costa Rica, The Points Guy yesterday broke the news that points transferred from hotel and car rental programs to Southwest will no long count towards the Companion Pass.  This is big and unfortunate news for those who were planning to take advantage of…

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