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Is the Southwest Companion Pass still worth it in 2020?

I have for years called the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass the hands-down best deal in domestic travel. Getting two passengers for the price of one every time you fly, whether on a paid ticket or award ticket, even when the primary passenger’s ticket is paid for with someone else’s miles, has been a no-brainer massive value for anyone who can accept Southwest’s boarding process / lack of assigned seats. However, on a recent Frequent Miler…

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Southwest adds Hawaii routes from San Diego ($129 / 8.2K points each way)

Southwest has recently extended its schedule and has added direct flights from San Diego to both Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii. I’m seeing good availability in both May and in early June for $129 / 8,188 Rapid Rewards points each way. The Deal Southwest Airlines has added direct routes from San Diego to both Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii Quick Thoughts This is obviously great news for those hoping to leverage their Southwest Companion Pass for flights to Hawaii as this should…

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What it’s like to fly Southwest to Hawaii: Impressions & thoughts

A couple of months ago, Southwest Airlines began flying to Hawaii, starting with routes to Honolulu and connecting onward to Maui and Kona. I spent a week in Honolulu earlier this month, flying there and back on Southwest Airlines. Here are seven thoughts & impressions. 1) It’s just like flying Southwest anywhere else The most obvious conclusion is of course that flying Southwest to Hawaii is just like flying Southwest anywhere else: either you like…

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Book Southwest through Chase Ultimate Rewards again

According to reports over the weekend, Southwest Airlines flights can once again be booked with Chase Ultimate Rewards points. While Southwest flights have never shown up in the UR travel booking portal, it used to be possible to book Southwest flights over the phone with an Ultimate Rewards agent using your Ultimate Rewards points. However, when Chase switched to using Expedia on the back end last year, the ability to book Southwest flights with UR…

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$100 Southwest for $85 at Fry’s in-store today w/ email coupon

Fry’s electronics  is offering a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card for $85 in-store only today. In order to get this deal, you’ll need to have been subscribed to the Fry’s email list and have your coupon code from this morning’s email. Personally, I don’t live anywhere near Fry’s, but I subscribe to their email list for online deals that require an emailed code now and then. The Deal Get a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card for $85 in-store at Fry’s…

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Southwest to Hawaii, more details

This morning, Southwest blew up the blogosphere with news that at long last they are starting service to Hawaii (See: Southwest to Hawaii from $49 / 2K points!). Whether you’re excited because you’ve got a Companion Pass ready to rock and roll or because of the heat you hope this puts on legacy carriers to drop their fares, it’s probably good news from most perspectives. However, official information was nonexistent this morning. Here’s more about what…

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(EXPIRED) Southwest Status Match: Get A-List Status & Extend With Qualifying Activity

Southwest A-List Status Match

Southwest Airlines is offering those with status with a domestic airline a match to A-List status. If you were recently targeted for instant status with American Airlines, this should be a way to parlay that into status with an additional airline. The Deal Match to A-List status with Southwest by sending proof of existing status with a domestic airline by email. Direct link to offer. Key Terms To be eligible to receive complimentary promotional A-List…

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FM vs DoC: Southwest Companion Pass with 1 Card. A great deal or quite weak?

Chase and Southwest stunned the points & miles world yesterday with new offers for their consumer credit cards.  Through February 11, all three Southwest consumer cards are offering new cardholders 30,000 points plus a Companion Pass after $4K spend in 3 months.  The Companion Pass is valid only through 12/31/19. Regarding these offers, our own Nick Reyes said: “Wow!” and “this is a great deal if you’re interested in the Companion Pass”. On the other…

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Update: Maybe you can’t get a 2nd Southwest business card after all

Southwest Companion Pass without flying

Caution: Reader V L reports that even though it is possible to get approved for a second Southwest business card you may not receive a second bonus.  Data points around the Internet are mixed, but Chase has definitely denied the bonus on a second co-branded card before (see a comment about the United business card on this post and this comment on the Marriott cards). On the other hand, there has been at least one report of…

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