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Reminder: Sunday is Last Day for 50,000 Southwest Point Southwest Visa Bonus

by on August 6, 2011 · 8 comments

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Update: bonus is now 25,000 points.

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow (Sunday August 7, 2011) is the last day to apply for the Chase Southwest Premier Visa.

I did an analysis on the offer here and overall, if you fly Southwest on Wanna Get Away fares, this card could bonus translates into $833 towards flights, which isn’t bas since it only has a $99 annual fee (but awards 6,000 points a year year renewal bonus). The normal bonus is only 20,000, this is probably as good as we will get for a while.

I used to fly Southwest a lot in college between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and I always had a good experience. They brought down the fares significantly on that route and the crews were always friendly. I didn’t mind their no-advanced seating policy on such a short flight and overall I liked their customer friendly policies, like a free checked bag and no penalty for changing a flight. While I personally don’t fly them much these days, I still think this is a great deal. Just note, that you should only apply for a Chase card once every 30 days (and even though you’ll probably have to call to get the card approved). Check out my analysis of the current Chase card offering.

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  • Will

    TPG– did you ever fly Southwest any further than trans-PA? Wondering what their service is like on flights like PIT-LAS. My limited experience is it feeling sort of like a glorified Greyhound bus with wings, especially when boarding. Everyone tends to glare at you as you walk down the aisle with that “you better not sit next to ME” look. But I’m definitely still going for this card– who can say no to an EASY $833 toward flights?

    (OT) Were you one of the seemingly tens of thousands of Pitt / CMU students from out east taking over Pittsburgh with Eagles jerseys on Sundays? :)

  • Anonymous

    I did indeed fly PIT-LAS-TUS once and it was fine. As far as coach goes, its much nicer than Greyhound- I think Southwest gets a worse wrap than they deserve. You can buy priority seating for a few extra bucks if you really need it.

  • Anonymous

    And no, I am a Steelers fan!

  • Melissa Day

    Depressing that they’re cutting the PIT-PHL nonstop after January 8. Otherwise I’d be all over this.

  • YahooRocks

    I have flown LGA-layover-LAS, and it was a rather good experience. They have wifi on most of their long haul flights ($5) and I paid $10 for early bird check-in, thus ganranteeing a good seat. Can’t complain. And will definitely cough up the extra $10 for early bird check-in on long haul flights, it was worth it.

  • tassojunior

    I got the $500 plus free RT flight no fee SWA cards last time and was also given 2 more free RT flights on my personal card. So Southwest bonuses are frequently very generous in case someone can not make this one.

  • dale m

    I haven’t flown SW for a few years – I recall sort of enjoying their on-board banter as compared to the legacy carriers berating you like a misbehaving 3rd grader. So I looked at this and tried a few sample itineraries — the first few came up “OOPS…” yada yada, nothing scheduled that day (connecting several of their major cities) and then when I found something scheduled, the rewards point-fare chargeable was inexplicably “not available” on subsequent page loading (despite being clearly listed as available, multiple times on multiple flights) but an alternative one was –for (big surprise) over twice as much. Oh yeah, now I remember why I hadn’t flown them for a few years. High intensity advertising come-ons, an endless string of confounding qualifications.

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