Tag Archives: Southwest

Daydreaming Weekend Trips with Southwest

Ever found yourself bidding on auction stuff just for the heck of it? Or at least getting close to bidding? There’s that thrill that maybe, just maybe you got a deal and get to play with that new toy. I think I found the equivalent in flight award booking last night.

Chase Airtran Visa – Finer Details and Possibly Bonus Reduction

It’s been a while… I know.  Firstly, New Orleans received its first 787 flight! Not by design. Anyway, I’ll dive right in though with some updates on the finer details of the Chase Airtran card I covered when it first came out about 10 weeks ago.

Deconstructing Southwest Awards to Extend Expiration

Ok, so I read obscure references to this but perhaps missed the point. Airtran and Southwest credits (NOT points) expire after 1 year. Or do they?!? Apparently small things behave very differently than anything big which is a wonderful and significant story (for frequent fliers).

New Chase Airtran Credit Card – 1 round-trip or 2 (targeted)

This week’s been a good one for watching my email! Both my wife and I received a solicitations from Chase to apply for the Airtran credit card which is offering an excellent 32 credits (4 one-ways) and 2 business class upgrades after spending $2,000 in the first 3 months (vs. 16 credits on $1000 spending […]

New Orleans – Flight Award Strategies

There are many reasons to visit New Orleans, LA (NOLA) however airfare can be challenging at times. This post examines the routes and alternative options that may help you find that difficult to find flight.

What’s a Hertz Gold Plus Point Worth?

I’m always on the lookout for ways to reduce car rental costs and/or earn some value back on those that I do pay for. One that I’ve struggled with for a while is whether Hertz points are worthwhile.

A (nearly) perfect low holiday award to Europe with Skymiles that I may just cancel

When I talk to people just starting to get into this, I always tell them not to go in expecting that they’ll be able to book that holiday trip to their #1 high-demand location for multiple people with an efficient route in the low/saver level, in their preferred class of service, especially without significant advance planning and hard work […]