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Why Can’t I Use My Southwest Companion Pass On An Airtran Flight?

August 11, 2013

Today we have a special guest answering one of our Sunday Reader Questions. TPG contributor Jason Steele takes on a question about the Southwest/Airtran merger and the limitations it imposes on maximizing the Southwest Companion Pass in the case of this reader. TPG reader Jake wants to book a flight Airtran flight using Southwest Rapid […]

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Last-Minute Round of Applications – Maximizing Southwest 50,000 Ending, Starwood Amex 30,000 Launch and British Airways Visa Annual Fee Waived

August 6, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Update: Offers for the Starwood Amex cards have changed. Visit these links to see the current offers for the Starwood business and personal cards. They say when it rains it pours – and today has been a crazy day in the […]

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Can I Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points to My Southwest Account to Qualify for the Companion Pass?

August 4, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. TPG Twitter follower Holliday is looking to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass, but wants to use his Chase Ultimate Rewards points to do so: “@thepointsguy to meet the Companion Pass requirement of 110,000 points, can I transfer […]

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Saturday Recap: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Ends Tuesday, Up to 100% Bonus on Purchased US Airways Miles, American Airlines Flights Camera Action 3 Promotion, 100% Bonus When Buying Avianca Taca LifeMiles

August 3, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Ends Tuesday: The limited-time 50,000 point sign-up bonus for all four Southwest Visa cards will be ending this Tuesday, August 6, 2013. To get the 50,000 points you need to spend $2,000 in the first 3 months of opening […]

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Maximizing A+ Rewards With The Airtran Companion Pass

August 1, 2013

Update: My links for the 50,000 point Southwest offer are no longer working. You may be able to find working links at Chase.com. The Southwest Companion Pass is just one of the many reasons to love the Rapid Rewards program and can be a great way to save money and travel the country for half-off, […]

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Top 11 Ways To Top Up Your Account For The Southwest Companion Pass

July 30, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. As I have often said, one of the most incredible airline frequent flyer perks out there is the Southwest Companion pass,which lets a companion fly free with you for up to two years (depending on when you qualify)- […]

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Are Points Earned Towards Southwest’s Companion Pass Cumulative?

July 28, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. TPG follower Ben is looking to qualify for Southwest’s Companion Pass, and tweeted me the following question: “‪@thepointsguy‬ are points earned towards Southwest’s Companion Pass cumulative? If you have 50,000 points, redeem 10,000 leaving a 40,000-point balance, […]

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Maximize Dining Spend: Updated List of Current Dining Rewards Programs Bonuses

July 25, 2013

Dining programs can be a great way to double-dip with miles or points. Not only can you earn the points or miles you would normally earn on a points-earning credit card like the Starwood Amex, or even the category spending bonus points on a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2.14X per $1) or the Citi Forward […]

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Top 3 Credit Cards For Family Travel

July 25, 2013

Update: My links for the 50,000 point Southwest offer are no longer working. You may be able to find working links at Chase.com. Even though I don’t have any (human) children myself, my siblings’ families are all growing as they have more kids and I’m actually in charge of planning a big family trip in […]

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Southwest Points vs. Southwest Credits: When Transferring Makes Sense and How to Check Availability

July 24, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. In early 2011 Southwest announced significant changes to their Rapid Rewards program. Under the old Rapid Rewards program you qualify for an award flight after roughly every 8 roundtrip flights, and those award flights were capacity controlled, […]

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Do Southwest Cards Qualify For A Companion Pass?

July 21, 2013

Update: The 50,000 point Southwest offers have expired. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards here. TPG reader Kristen asks: “I’ve had the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus credit card for several years now and am looking to open up some new credit cards. I’ve read about the Southwest Companion Pass and think it […]

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Saturday Recap: Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion, American Airlines Bonus on Purchased Miles, 600 United Miles for Joining Opinion Miles Club, Earn Bonus Elevate Points with Mandarin Oriental, 500 Free Rapid Rewards Points from Dish Network

July 13, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Registration Now Open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion: As a recap from earlier this week, registration is now open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion. Like last year’s promo, which was essentially the same, this one isn’t too exciting, but at least there’s […]

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Top 10: Reasons To Like Southwest Rapid Rewards

July 9, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. I generally use frequent flyer miles for international and business/first class flights. I use my hotel points for hotel stays that would have otherwise cost me an arm and a leg. To me- that’s the magic of […]

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Limited Time: Chase Southwest 50,000 Point Sign-up Bonuses Until August 6, 2013

July 8, 2013

Update: This offer is no longer available. View the current offer for the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card here. Chase has been offering 50,000 points on the Southwest Visa products for a couple weeks now and I just got confirmation that the offers will end August 6, 2013. To get the 50,000 points you need to […]

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Can You Book Southwest Flights Through Ultimate Rewards Travel?

July 7, 2013

TPG follower Bryce tweeted me this week wanting to know if there is any way he can book Southwest flights through the Ultimate Rewards travel portal, or if it makes sense to transfer those points to Southwest and book the flights through there instead. Here was his question: ‪”@thepointsguy‬‬ Hi there! Any idea if you […]

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Southwest 30% Off Sale… And A New Policy On Restricting Fare Sales From Point Redemptions?

July 3, 2013

In honor of the 15th anniversary of its “Click ‘N Save” emails, Southwest is holding a 30% off sale on flights on certain dates this summer. It’s not exactly an overwhelming sale since flight dates are limited, but if the dates fit your travel needs, you might as well get a discount. Unfortunately, points aren’t […]

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Top 10: Ways To Maximize Each Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

June 18, 2013

Update: The offers mentioned below for the Chase Ink credit cards has expired. View the current offers here – Ink Plus, Ink Bold, Ink Cash.   Since Chase launched lucrative limited-time sign-up bonus offers on all four Chase Ink cards for this week only until June 22, I’ve had a lot of readers writing in […]

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Southwest 72 Hour Sale Ends June 13, Fares Start At $49

June 11, 2013

Southwest just launched a 72-hour sale now through June 13 for travel between August 26-December 2013 with one-way fares starting as low as $49. Even if you’ve already purchased a ticket, whether using points or cash, for travel during this time period you may want to re-price the itinerary and Southwest will give you a […]

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Saturday Recap: 30% Bonus On Shared American AAdvantage Miles, 50% Off Flight Upgrades on Cathay Pacific, Earn Bonus Points with InterContinental, Hyatt and MGM Resorts Partnership

June 8, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Double Miles When Flying US Airways to Brazil: US Airways recently launched nonstop service between Charlotte and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is offering all customers double miles when flying to Brazil this summer. To partake in the offer, you must register prior […]

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Saturday Recap: Earn Bonus Delta SkyMiles with Hertz, Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood, Emirates and JetBlue Expand Codesharing, Southwest Double Points from Select Cities, 50% Mileage Bonus with Air Canada

May 18, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Earn Triple HawaiianMiles with Starwood in Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines and Starwood have teamed up to offer HawaiianMiles members triple miles when staying at Starwood properties in Hawaii from now through December 20, 2013. In addition, customers can also save 30% off their […]

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Saturday Recap: 15% Off Orbitz Hotel Stays, 5,000 Delta Miles for Donating to American Cancer Society, Linger Longer for Less with Langham, Starwood’s Pack Your Getaway Bag Contest, Southwest Airlines Porch Parties

May 11, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: Orbitz offering 15% off on Hotel Stays: Orbitz is offering customers 15% off their next hotel stay when they book through their site. All you have to do is head to the Orbitz site and enter promo code SUNFUN15 when searching for hotels. This will then […]

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Flight Review: AirTran Airways Business Class PIT-TPA

May 6, 2013

I recently had two press interviews in Pittsburgh and then one in Tampa the following day. I didn’t have much flexibility in terms of scheduling and I wanted to fly nonstop from Pittsburgh to Tampa, so my only option was to book on AirTran, which I haven’t flown since college when I got a super-cheap Vegas […]

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Maximize Monday: Avoiding Airline Fees

May 6, 2013

As airline fees continue to rise on everything from ticket changes/cancellations to carry-on bags, to lounge memberships to on-board snacks, now is the time to pay more attention than ever to how much you’ll be paying to fly and how you can get out of some of these fees so you can maximize your travel […]

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Saturday Recap: US Airways 100% Buy Miles Promotion, Airlines Keep Raising Their Fees, Marriott Rewards Summer Promotion, Cathay Pacific Business Class Sale

May 4, 2013

Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week: US Airways 100% Buy Miles Promotion: As a recap from earlier this week, now through May 31, 2013, US Airways is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased miles. There is a limit of 50,000 purchased miles (so 100,000 with the bonus). It […]

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