ETA: Thanks to James in the comments for pointing out this works on award flights as well! This is one heck of a fare sale to wake up to! As part of Southwest Airlines’ 50th anniversary celebration they’re offering 50% off all flights this fall. As reported by Ben from One Mile at a Time, you’ll need to purchase your flight by 6/17. When you use code SAVE50 at checkout, you’ll save 50% off the base fare for all Southwest flights departing September 15 through November 3, 2021. You’ll see […]
Let’s cover the basics before the pitchforks come out. Plenty of time for those in a few minutes. But first, a few clarifying statements: At a high level, the miles and points you earn today will be worth less in the future. Airline and hotel loyalty programs will make changes to the value of those miles and points in a variety of ways. In many cases they will not provide notice. When programs change value without notice, you will frequently see bloggers and other members of the miles and points […]
United Airlines apparently started a trend on Sunday when they announced they were permanently eliminating change fees on tickets and making it easier to standby or same-day change to another flight. There’s no question this is a customer-friendly move. We can argue how long “permanently” will be since I’m pretty sure I’ll be writing about travel when change fees are once again a revenue source and a thorn in customer’s sides. But, there’s no argument this puts more money back in customers’ pockets. Delta and American were quick to match […]
This morning, Southwest Airlines has announced that your miles no longer come with an expiration date. Unfortunately, though, if you’re in the market for their valuable companion pass, it’s going to cost you just a little bit more.
May marks the fifth month in a row where I’ve kept track of the Wi-Fi reliability on all of my flights. With over 50 flights in the books, we have enough of a sample size to start making some reasonable conclusions.