Last week I posted that when booking through Southwest you will get double points for all travel to/from Atlanta, however, the same double credit promotion holds true for those itineraries booked through AirTran. Although the two airlines are in the middle of a merger and you can fly one airline even when booking through the other, the promotions are only good through the airline booking site you made your reservation with. If you made your reservation through Airtran.com, only promotions offered through the AirTran site will qualify, while if you made your reservation through Southwest.com, only promotions offered through the Southwest site will qualify. However, the itineraries are able to be operated by the other carrier.
For itineraries booked through AirTran Airways for travel between June 16 and July 24, you are able to get double credits per flight if you are flying to/from Atlanta. With this promotion, you’ll earn two credits for every one-way Coach flight and three credits with every one-way Business Class fare.
- Register for this promotion between May 16, 2013 and July 24, 2013.
- Book your Atlanta flights through AirTran Airways between May 16, 2013 and July 24, 2013.
- Complete your flights into or out of Atlanta between June 16, 2013 and July 24, 2013.
Again, like every other AirTran promotion, you must have booked your ticket during the promotional dates and have registered for the promotion PRIOR to booking. This means that any travel that was booked previously, even if the travel dates fall into the promotional dates will not earn you double credits.
Like many other Tuesdays, Southwest, AirTran, and JetBlue have announced a new sale for Summer flights. If you have upcoming travel you are looking to book, it is worth checking it out. Or, if you’ve already booked with these airlines see if your fare price has gone down. If so, all three airlines will give you a credit back for the difference in price if you call and request it.
Southwest’s “Sensational Savings to Kick off Summer” Sale
- Available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com.
- 14-day advance purchase required.
- Purchase from May 21 through May 23, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city.
- Travel through June 25, 2013.
- Travel valid every day except Fridays & Sundays.
AirTran’s “Sensational Savings to Kick off Summer” Sale
- 14-day advance purchase required.
- Purchase by May 23, 2013, 11:59 pm PT.
- Travel through June. 25, 2013.
- Domestic sale valid for travel every day except Fridays & Sundays.
JetBlue’s “The Fly It Like It’s Hot” Sale
- Book by May 22, 2013 (the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time).
- Fares not available on Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Priceline or LowestFare.
- Travel June 4 through August 28, 2013. Blackout Dates: July 2 – 10. (Day of week restrictions, travel window exceptions, and blackout dates apply and vary by route.)
Even though the Southwest sale states travel through June 25th, I was looking up a flight that I need to take in September and it was about $30 cheaper than what I found this past weekend.
As mentioned above, with both airlines if you book now and the flight price goes down you are able to get a credit.
- Southwest: If you pay for your flight, you will receive a voucher for the difference to be used one year from the date the flight was purchased. This voucher is non-transferable. If you booked your flight using points, the difference in points will go back into your account. You can rebook your original flight online to get this voucher/point difference credited – no phone call is needed.
- AirTran: For paid flights, you must call AirTran and request a credit for the difference. This voucher will be attached to the frequent fliers account who the ticket was booked for, but is fully transferable to anyone (you must just book through that FF account). The voucher expires one year from the date the flight was purchased.
- JetBlue: For paid flights, call JetBlue and request a credit for the difference. They will give this back to you in a form of a voucher that can be used for any future traveler. The voucher expires one year from the date the flight was purchased.
It seems like Living Social has been marketing these $5 off codes pretty often but they aren’t always publicly available, so in that case I figured I’d continue to share these codes with you. Readers seem to enjoy them and $5 off of a $15 purchase is not too shabby.
To get the $5 off, you must enter SHARE5 during the checkout process in the “Redeem promo code” box. This promotion code is valid through May 31, 2013 and is if it is similar to the other codes in the past is valid on almost any purchase, except Takeout & Delivery orders, Escapes, or Events – but I cannot find the T&C for this specific promo anywhere.
I personally purchased a Soap.com certificate that costs $9 for $18 worth of products. You are only able to purchase 1 per person, but you can also purchase 1 additional as a gift. This means you can order two in one transaction for $13 ($18 for two minus $5 with the promo code). This $13 spent will give me $36 of products on Soap.com. The only thing is that you cannot redeem two promotions in one Soap.com order. With this certificate, shipping is free with a $25+ purchase, so you might incur a shipping fee of a flat $4.99 is you do not hit this amount (although I was able to get free shipping with a $20+ purchase). This purchase is only valid on new soap.com members, so to use both you need to create two different accounts. New members also get a 20% off discount, but the two promotions won’t combine, so see what works best for you.
You can also go through one of the many points/miles shopping portals to purchase this certificate. I personally went through US Airways as I am in need to keep my miles active.