Unlike some of the legacy airlines, Southwest doesn’t have a schedule that is constantly open for roughly 11 months out. Instead, they open it up in phases for 8-9 months out at a time. Just yesterday they opened their schedule through January 5, 2014. This means you can now use points, credits, or cash to book holiday flights on Southwest. This is great news for families that want to make… Read the Rest.
Here are a few fast updates from the ever-changing world of miles and points…. As expected, American Airlines matched the British Airways promo that was announced earlier this week. If you fly in an eligible fare class from the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and Europe in First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fares* on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies flights then you get 20,000 bonus AAdvantage… Read the Rest.
I posted a little while back that a small number of routes on AirTran were bookable via the Southwest website, but some searching today revealed that there are now an increased number of AirTran flights bookable via Southwest. This is not surprising given that the two airlines are merging, but it is still really great news for a number of reasons. Three big reasons this is a noteworthy development are:… Read the Rest.
Recently I saw an interesting thread on Flyertalk by JSteele that highlighted how certain flights operated by AirTran were now not only bookable on the Southwest website with Southwest points, but the Southwest Companion Passes could be used on those flights as well. I have to admit I haven’t been following the AirTran and Southwest merger as closely as I should, but this definitely caught my eye. So far the… Read the Rest.
The Hyatt Visa is almost certainly on the verge of an increase from two free nights upon first purchase to two free nights after spending $1,000 in the first three months. The offer directly from Chase is already displaying as $1,000 in spending requirement (thanks MMS!), and we have seen other Chase cards recently go from awarding the bonus on the first purchase, to awarding the sign-up bonus after spending… Read the Rest.
AirTran is having a one-day sale today, so I thought I would pass that info along in case there is a route discounted that might be of use to someone. I didn’t see any “OMG” prices, but there are some discounted prices available for some city pairs. As an example, from Houston, it seems that round trips to Branson ($106) and Washington Reagan ($236) were pretty decent deals. Some of… Read the Rest.
Update: I am now seeing many matches on this sale – including from United on some routes, so now is the time to book some fall flights! Just a super quick post to make sure you are aware of a major Southwest and AirTran fare sale that runs through Thursday for flights through November 14th. Flights are $49, $99, or $139 dollars each way based on the length of the… Read the Rest.
Happy Thursday morning! Weeks with a three day weekend just fly by for me, so hope the same is true wherever you may be. I wanted to make sure you don’t miss out on a few free points deals – especially since we all know that free points are the very best kind! So, here are a few quick points about some happenings in the world of miles and points…. Read the Rest.
Last night I wrote about a promo that awards 3,000 bonus Southwest Rapid Reward points if you fly to/from certain cities on Wanna Getaway or Anytime fares between now and the end of June (check out that posts for details and restrictions related to that promo). While that is a great deal, turns out there are a couple more similar promotions from Southwest and AirTran available as well! Earn 5,000… Read the Rest.
I know February is a short month, but dang did it ever fly by! This is a busy time of year in the miles and points world since elite status with most programs runs through the end of February for the previous year. On top of that, there are some other promotions and opportunities that are ending as the calendar turns to March, so here are a few reminders about… Read the Rest.