Author Archives: Lyn Mettler

How to Change Your Southwest Companion

Lyn writes about Southwest Airlines on GotoTravelGal.com and I’ve asked her to share with you some tips for maximizing your companion when you earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  Emily and I believe the Southwest Companion Pass is the best deal in travel!

Lyn:   I am now on my 2nd Southwest Companion Pass, an amazing deal that gets you Big Travel With Small Money by allowing 1 person (your “companion”) to fly nearly free with you for from the time you earn it until the END of the FOLLOWING year.  

The Companion Pass has literally changed my life from traveling on 1 or 2 car trips a year to taking more than 6 trips yearly for my family of 4.  To earn the Companion Pass, you’ll need to collect 110,000 qualifying Southwest points within 1 calendar year.

Did you know your companion does NOT have the be the same person throughout the life of your Companion Pass?

How To Change Your Southwest Companion

You Can Change Southwest Companions up to 3 times in One Year!

I’ll explain how often you can switch companions and show you how to get the most out of your Southwest Companion Pass.

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Don’t Leave Southwest Points on the Table When You Rent a Car!

Lyn blogs about Southwest Airlines at GotoTravelGal.com.  And  she offers her free “Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass” to help you quickly and easily earn the amazing Southwest Companion Pass, which lets 1 person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.  

So I’ve asked her to share some tips on how to earn Southwest points when you rent a car.

Lyn:   Renting a car is a common activity for travelers who want an independent mode of transportation at their destination.  

Whether you’ll be sight-seeing around a US National Park, driving along the Pacific Coast highway, or just want the freedom to stop at the grocery and explore a destination on your own time, car rentals can come in quite handy.

Did you know it’s quite easy to earn Southwest points every time you rent a car?  But NOT all the points you earn will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Southwest Points Car Rental

We’ve Got Tips for How to Earn Southwest Points on Your Next Car Rental!

I’m going to show you the current bonus point offers from Southwest, explain a few caveats to help make sure the deal is right for you, and walk you through how to book your Southwest car rental.

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8 Ways to Stretch Your Southwest Points as Far as Possible

Lyn writes about Southwest Airlines on GotoTravelGal.com and offers a free guide on how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel.  I’ve asked her to share her tips on how to make your Southwest points go as far as possible.

Lyn:   One of the best parts of collecting and redeeming Southwest points is the ability to book any flight any time with no blackout dates.  

Unlike other frequent flyer programs, which release limited award seats and charge a set number of miles or points per flight, Southwest’s program sets the points required to book an award flight based on the current fare price.

8 Ways To Stretch Your Southwest Points As Far As Possible

My Family of 4 Visited 6 Destinations Within 1 Year, Including the Rocky Mountains, by Stretching Our Southwest Points!

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Do You Know These 8 Important Things About Flying Southwest?

Lyn writes about Southwest at GotoTravelGal.com and flies the airline regularly with her family, so I’ve asked her to share tips on what you should know before booking and boarding a Southwest flight.

Lyn:   I’m a big fan of Southwest and I’ll share with you why in this post. 

Because Southwest is often described as a discount airline, it often gets overlooked and pegged with some of the problems other low-cost airlines face like poor customer service, a la carte fees, and stripped down amenities.

Do You Know These 8 Important Things About Flying Southwest

San Diego Was One of the Many Destinations to Which My Family Flew on Southwest Over the Last Few Years

I’ll help put to bed some of these concerns, explain why I love Southwest, and show you everything to know to make your next Southwest flight a great one.

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5 Tips for How to Tell When a Southwest Sale Is Worthwhile

Lyn blogs about Southwest at GotoTravelGal.com and has a free guide, “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass,” to help folks who want to earn what Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel, the Southwest Companion Pass.  

Because she follows Southwest so closely, I’ve asked her to share her advice on how to know which Southwest sales are good and which aren’t, because Southwest has a lot of them!

Lyn:   It seems Southwest has a sale at least every other week, but is it really a sale and are the fares really a good price?  It can be hard to tell!  

I watch Southwest almost daily, so I’ve developed a keen eye in determining what is and what isn’t good pricing.

5 Tips For How To Tell When A Southwest Sale Is Worthwhile

Is This a Good Sale or a Bad Sale? Read on for Tips to Figure It Out!

I’ll share strategies for picking the best Southwest fare sales!

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How to Earn 8,000+ Southwest Points Buying Flowers This Valentine’s Day

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal and offers a free guide on how to quickly earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  She’s found a great deal that allows you to earn a bunch of Southwest point.  And I asked her to share with you.

Lyn:   Want more Southwest points?  Who doesn’t?!  

Southwest currently has a rare deal – that’s a bit hidden – where you can earn up to 8,750 Southwest bonus points good for free travel on the airline when you buy flowers through 1800Flowers.com.

Southwest Valentines Day Promotion 2017

The Southwest Valentine’s Day Promotion Lets You Earn up to 8750 Bonus Southwest Points

Here are the details!
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7 Creative Ways to Use a Southwest Companion Pass Without a Companion

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal and offers a free guide on how to quickly earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  I’ve asked her to answer one of our readers’ questions about the Southwest Companion Pass, which Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel.

Million Mile Secrets’ reader Judith, asks:

“So here’s a less than ordinary question I have.  What do you suggest to those who finally got the Southwest Companion Pass, but now are Companion-less and don’t have friends who can take time off or family nearby?”

Lyn:   Thanks for your question, Judith!

7 Creative Ways To Use A Southwest Companion Pass Without A Companion

Use Your Southwest Companion Pass for Good, Like on a Volunteer Trip. And I’ll Share Other Ideas!

That would definitely be a bummer to earn the Southwest Companion Pass only to find you don’t have a great selection of folks to travel with you.

But never fear.  Here at Million Mile Secrets, we’ve brainstormed some creative ways to have some fun.  And perhaps help someone else along the way!

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6 Tips for Checking-In Online on Southwest

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal and offers a free guide on how to quickly earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel.  

Because Southwest does NOT assign seats, the check-in process helps determine when you board and thus where you sit!  So I’ve asked Lyn to give us some tips for checking-in on Southwest.

Lyn:  Checking-in online for your Southwest flight can be stressful, especially if you’re new to the airline or traveling with young kids.  

You may be afraid your children will not get to sit with you or you’ll get stuck in a middle seat in the bumpy back of the plane.

6 Tips For Checking In Online On Southwest

Folks Traveling With Kids on Southwest Might Worry They Won’t Get to Sit Together!

With a little practice and planning, checking-in on Southwest can go smoothly, and you’ll be a pro in no time at scoring the best seat possible.

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4 Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her to share tips to make sure y’all receive your Southwest points after shopping through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal.  

Sometimes these points do not show up in your account, so she’ll show us ways to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Lyn:   Starting online shopping at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal is one of the easiest ways to earn Southwest points for free travel.  

If you’re going to be purchasing something anyway, why not earn some points to boot?  Plus, most of these points, unless Southwest says they are “bonus points,” qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. 

Daraius and Emily know this is the best deal in travel, because with the Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for nearly free for up to 2 years.

4 Tips To Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Shop Through Southwest’s Shopping Portal to Get Extra Points! I’ll Share Tips to Make Sure You Receive the Points You’ve Earned

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her write about ways to earn more Southwest points that qualify for the Companion Pass.  Because hotel points transfers to Southwest won’t count towards the Southwest Companion Pass after March 31, 2017.

Lyn:   Thanks to some timely deals to earn Southwest points through Rapid Rewards Shopping, you can earn nearly 5,000 Southwest points relatively cheaply.  And most will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Trying to Earn the Companion Pass? I’ll Show You Ways to Earn Qualifying Southwest Points for Cheap!

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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