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Southwest Chase Visa Signup Bonus: 16 Credits and up to $500 in Gift Cards

December 3, 2010

Update: deal is now for 50,000 points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. This offer has been around for a while and in my opinion its a pretty good offer for Southwest flyers. You get 16 credits with your first purchase, up to 8 more for balance transfers and 2 bonus credits each year […]

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Triple Southwest Credits for December Flights Booked Today

December 1, 2010

Southwest is celebrating their 1 millionth Facebook fan, but running a triple credit promo for flights booked today. Register here. If you don’t have a Rapid Rewards account, sign up here for 3 bonus points. http://www.southwest.com/1millionfacebookfansrr/ “To take advantage of this promotion, simply follow these steps: Step 1: Register for this promotion TODAY, December 1, 2010. […]

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AirTran Frequent Flyers Start “Save Our Seats” Campaign Against Southwest

November 3, 2010

Frequent flyers can be very passionate people. For some reason, people get very attached to their airline of choice and whenever that comfort level is threatened, all hell can break loose. This is happening now with the impending takeover of AirTran by Southwest, which I wrote about in September. AirTran elites are mad that many […]

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AA Announces New Routes (Including Shanghai) from LAX

October 20, 2010

LAX always amuses me. It’s such a hodgepodge of international carriers, yet no domestic carrier dominates it.  Certainly Southwest and AA have strongholds, but it’s not like what ATL is to Delta for any one carrier. However, AA made an announcement today announcing 9 new routes from LAX: Shanghai, Boise, El Paso, Houston, Albuquerque, Oklahoma […]

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Southwest AirTran Acquisition Impact on Frequent Flyer Programs

September 27, 2010

Wow! Didn’t see this one coming. (Link) How will this effect the frequent flyer?I think this move will have an impact on all US flyers- not just Southwest and AirTran customers. This acquisition gives Southwest access many new markets- including Delta hub Atlanta, US Air mini-hub DCA and American hub Boston. I hope this spurs […]

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4 Free Southwest Credits for New Members

September 18, 2010

I recently did a Program Score Card for the Southwest Rapid Rewards program and was pretty impressed. Its a generous program that gives a free flight for every 8 roundtrips. Additionally, when you hit 100 credits in a year (whether by flying or credit card spend), you get a free companion pass that is good […]

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Program Score Card: Southwest Rapid Rewards

August 9, 2010

Update: earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months with the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Card. Southwest is an airline that has captured the hearts of millions of flyers looking for a sensible airline that has straight forward fares and rules. However, in appealing to the masses with simple fares, open-boarding […]

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Coming this Week: Spotlight on Non-Legacy Frequent Flyer Programs

August 8, 2010

A lot of my content is geared towards the 5 major US airline frequent flyer programs (American, Continental, Delta, United, US Airways). Collectively, they have millions of members and constitute a majority of domestic flights. However, many frequent flyers have been switching to low cost carriers (like Southwest and AirTran) and boutique carriers (like Virgin […]

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Double Southwest Points on Hilton Stays

August 6, 2010

Rapid Rewards Members who stay and bank their Hilton points to Southwest,  can earn double Rapid Rewards credit with every qualified stay between July 7 and September 30, 2010. For double credit, you will receive one credit instead of the standard 0.5 credit you normally receive per eligible stay. Registration here.

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Hearty Hyatt Airline Bonuses

August 3, 2010

Hyatt has been industry leading with their promotions recently- with multiple rounds of Faster Free Nights (one free night for every two stays), I thought for sure they’d take a breather. Instead, they’ve stepped up their airline bonuses, encouraging members to bank to airline accounts instead of Hyatt points. Below is a list of current […]

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Should I buy back my expired frequent flyer miles?

July 28, 2010

One of the deadly sins of frequent flyer miles is letting them expire . That word alone makes me shiver. However, we are all busy these days and if you stop flying an airline, its easy to forget about expiration dates and keeping the account active. In reality, most airlines have shopping malls, so buying […]

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