Using Southwest’s $12.50 Early-Boarding option

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For anyone not familiar with Southwest and in case you fly them in the future, just know that Southwest offers an early boarding option at $12.50 per passenger that will allow you to board with a better boarding position. Southwest …

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Southwest joins Rocketmiles!

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Southwest has now partnered with Rocketmiles, a service that lets you make reservations through them and earn thousands of frequent flyer miles. While I haven’t had a chance to personally use Rocketmiles yet, it has been because the hotels available …

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Travel tip – don’t forget the free “Fragile” tags

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A couple of days ago while we flew out of San Juan back home, I was carrying a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue (my favorite spirit!) that my parents had purchased for me during our cruise. While I hardly ever …

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Don’t forget to book Southwest flights before April 1st devaluation

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Last year Southwest announced that they are devaluating their points effective April 1st, 2014. Since then I have been booking all my Southwest flights for this year, and yesterday I was actually able to rebook an upcoming flight at a …

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If you’ve never joined Southwest, now is the time! 2,500 bonus points just for signing up

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Southwest is now offering an extremely generous sign up bonus like I’ve never seen before. Essentially, you get 2,000 bonus points for enrolling, an additional 250 when you sign up for their report email summary, and another 250 when you …

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Southwest starts flying internationally

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Great news for Southwest fans (guilty!), as Southwest starts flying to the Caribbean, specifically Aruba, Jamaica (Montego Bay) and the Bahamas (Nassau). Availability starts on July 1st, from Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, and Orlando. Flights from Baltimore will be to all 3 …

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1,000 Southwest points for using TurboTax

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As with the past couple of years, you can earn 1,000 Southwest points for using the majority of the TurboTax products to get your 2013 taxes done. You can also earn an additional 500 points for ordering a copy of …

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Reminder – Add your TSA Pre-Check number to existing Southwest reservations

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If you had already booked any flights with Southwest prior to them starting their participation in TSA Pre-Check, just remember that you should contact them and add your TSA number, as it will not be added automatically as you check …

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Southwest allowing use of electronic devices below 10,000 feet effective immediately!

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Last night I received an email from Southwest with the news that they’re now following suit and allowing small portable electronic devices below 10,000 feet, and offering what they now call “Gate to Gate wifi”, since now you will be …

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Finally Southwest gets TSA PreCheck!

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Finally the news lots of travelers were waiting for. As we wrote on last month’s article, Southwest has started participating in TSA PreCheck effective immediately. Why TSA PreCheck is great With PreCheck, you can keep the following on when going …

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