Category Archives: Southwest

News You Can Use – 4 Airlines Added to TSA Pre-Check, 1,000 United Airlines Miles and Southwest Points, and AccorHotels Bonus Points

1.   4 Airlines Added to TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is a great way to save time at the airport.  Via One Mile at a Time, there are 4 new airlines participating in TSA Pre-Check.

The new additions are Aeromexico, Cape Air, Etihad, and Seaborne Airlines.

News You Can Use 4 Airlines Added To TSA Pre Check 1,000 United Airlines Miles And Southwest Points And AccorHotels Bonus Points

Fly Through the Airport Security Line! TSA Pre-Check Is Expanding to Include 4 Additional International Airlines

This means when you fly these airlines at eligible US airports, you’ll have expedited security screening and won’t have to take off your shoes or remove a laptop from your bag.

You can apply for TSA Pre-Check, but it’s a better deal to sign-up for Global Entry (which comes with TSA Pre-Check).  Plus, with Global Entry you’ll get through US Customs faster when you travel back to the US.

Global Entry costs $100 and is valid for 5 years.  But the fee is refunded if you pay with one of these cards:

Remember these tips for getting a quicker Global Entry appointment.

2.   Free 1,000 United Airlines Miles

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How to Use Southwest Card’s 50,000 Point Bonus to These 11 International Destinations

Wanna get away?  Right now, you can earn 50,000 Southwest points on all 3 Chase Southwest cards when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

That’s worth between ~$625 and ~$695 toward Southwest award flights, including to 11 international destinations like Belize City, Cancun, and Punta Cana!

How To Use Southwest Cards 50,000 Point Bonus To These 11 International Destinations

Pack Your (Beach) Bags! You Can Use 50,000 Southwest Points to Visit Lots of International Destinations for Fun and Sun!

I’ll show you where you can visit with your Southwest points!

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News You Can Use – 5 New Southwest Routes, Improved Delta Companion Upgrades, Free Uber Credits, & 3,000 Virgin America Points

1.   Southwest Adds 5 New Non-Stop Routes

Starting November 6, 2016, Southwest will launch 5 new non-stop routes, giving you more ways to use your Southwest points!

Remember you can now book flights on Southwest through January 4, 2017.

News You Can Use 5 New Southwest Routes Improved Delta Companion Upgrades Free Uber Credits 3,000 Virgin America Points

You’re Cleared For Departure on 5 New Non-Stop Southwest Flights Launching November 6, 2016!

The new non-stop routes include:

  • Baltimore to San Jose
  • Kansas City to San Antonio
  • San Jose to Salt Lake City
  • Washington (Dulles) to Orlando
  • Washington (National) to Providence

And you can use Southwest points to book your ticket as long as there are seats available for sale, because there are no blackout dates!  Award tickets cost slightly more now that Southwest has increased award ticket prices.

It’s a great time to earn Southwest points (and the Southwest Companion Pass!) because all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 point sign-up bonuses.

2.   Delta Improves Companion Upgrade Policy

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500 Free VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 500 free VOILÀ rewards points when you download the new VOILÀ app by June 30, 2016.

And if you’re not yet a member of VOILÀ Hotel Rewards, you can sign-up for free and earn another 1,000 points!

500 Free VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points

Use VOILÀ Hotel Rewards Points for Free Nights at Hotels Like the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills, California!

I’ll explain more about the VOILÀ Hotel Rewards program!

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Southwest Increased Award Ticket Prices Unannounced!

Southwest is now charging slightly more for award tickets.  In the past, Southwest sent e-mails with up to 6 months notice of any changes to points redemption.

But, folks on FlyerTalk are discussing the new Southwest award pricing that appears unannounced.

Southwest Increased Award Ticket Prices Unannounced

Southwest Increased the Number of Miles You Need for an Award Ticket – With NO Notice!

I’ll explain details of the increase!

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Fly This Winter! Southwest Schedule Now Open Through January 4, 2017

Starting today, you can book paid and award flights on Southwest through January 4, 2017.

Maybe you plan to fly home this winter to see family and friends?  Or escape the cold and have a tropical holiday, because Southwest flies to destinations such as Costa RicaAruba, and Cancun!

Fly This Winter Southwest Schedule Now Open Through January 4, 2017

Celebrate the Holidays on the Beach! You Can Now Book Southwest Flights Through January 4, 2017!

Here’s how to get Big Travel on Southwest along with ways to earn more Southwest points!

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Top US Airlines for Consumer Satisfaction Rated by J.D. Power

Drum roll!  The results are in for the 2016 North American Airline Satisfaction Study.  Surprisingly, overall customer satisfaction with airlines is at a 10-year high!

The increase in airlines’ social media customer service on sites like Twitter and Facebook help the companies get instant feedback from passengers.  And they appear to be listening!

Top US Airlines For Consumer Satisfaction Rated By J.D. Power

Which Airline Puts a Smile on Your Face? A Majority Say JetBlue, Southwest, and Alaska Airlines

Let’s take a look at which airlines did best in the study!

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