Category Archives: Southwest

50k Miles on Southwest: Get While the Getting is Good

“The only constant is change.” It can certainly be said of credit card travel rewards.  Over the past four years we’ve seen mergers like Continental and United, AirTran and Southwest, and US Airways and American. We’ve seen discontinuations and devaluations, but … Continue reading

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How I just booked tickets for 4 to Orlando for $30

You might not believe it, but its true.  We’re headed to sunny Orlando later this Spring to celebrate my brother-in-law’s graduation from high school.  No, he’s not from Florida, but why not celebrate there, right?  Especially if I can get … Continue reading

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I Got the Southwest Companion Pass and It’s Taking Me (and a friend) to Arkansas

A while ago, I wrote about my strategy to get the Southwest Companion Pass that would enable me to bring a companion along for free on every Southwest flight I take for 23 months.  I’m happy to report that it … Continue reading

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Long Weekend in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

My best Christmas present won’t likely arrive until the end of January – that’s when I calculate that I’ll reach the required 110,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points and qualify for the companion pass for the remainder of 2014 and … Continue reading

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A Trip Every Month for Two Years with the Southwest Companion Pass

I’ll just go ahead and give you my plans.  I used to be a little coy about all this incredible travel I’m able to do because I’ve spent the time to understand the frequent flyer programs and how to acquire … Continue reading

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“I Know You Have Skills – Get Three to Seattle for Under $150”

[As you know if you’ve been coming here for a while, we do make a little money when you apply for cards using some of the links on our site.  We have and will continue to share these travel trips … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Maximize your Business Travel Rewards

Long before 1981, when American Airlines launched AAdvantage, the first formal frequent flyer mile program, a burgeoning airline company fighting to survive would set the stage for all of the loyalty programs we know today. A tiny airline with four … Continue reading

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