Cashing In On Southwest Airlines is a blog about how to fly Southwest Airlines more and get the most out of your time and money. Whether you are a novice or expert at Southwest Airlines, I hope you enjoy this blog and find it helpful.
When flying Southwest Airlines, you have many options for obtaining tickets. If you want to cash in on the many benefits that come along with flying with Southwest, consider using their website to search flight availability and ticketing options.
Southwest has two different types of flights: one-way and round trip. If you choose to fly on one-way flights, you will be able to save $50 or more over a round trip flight. For example, if you flew from San Francisco to Los Angeles one-way on April 11th, 2011 for $99, then returned home by taking another flight back from Los Angeles on May 12th for $79, that would only cost $178 total. A round trip flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles on the same dates would cost $199 total (assuming there were no discounts applied).
Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the USA and for good reason.
They offer low fares, no fees for things like checking your bags and can be quite generous when it comes to providing refunds.
They are also one of my favorite airlines to fly with due to their excellent customer service, which is why they have been my primary airline of choice since 2010.
That being said, I have found that it can be difficult to get more than just what Southwest offers on its own website.
A lot of people will complain about not getting enough perks with Southwest, but if you know how to get more benefits out of them then you can save yourself a lot of money and hassle.
Here are some tips:
I’ve been a big fan of Southwest Airlines for many years. Many of my friends and family members are too. We love the price, we love the hassle free experience, and we love the fact that they have no hidden fees. I decided to write this blog to help others get the most out of traveling with Southwest Airlines.
Below, I’ll share some tips on how to save money with Southwest, as well as how to get more value out of their Rapid Rewards program.
I have been flying Southwest Airlines (SWA) almost exclusively for the past 3 years. Prior to that, I did not know much about them. I had heard of their good customer service, but how many airlines can actually say that? I was pleasantly surprised with my first flight with them and have continued to be impressed ever since.
My wife and I are also big fans of their Rapid Rewards loyalty program. We don’t fly enough to qualify for the Companion Pass (more on that later), but we still get a lot of use out of our points. We love to travel, and SWA makes it easy and affordable for us to do so!
This blog is a great resource for all things SWA, including info about their flights, destinations and loyalty program.
The other day I got this email from a reader named Jennifer:
“I’m trying to do something similar to what you did with Southwest — my husband and I just bought the annual companion pass, and now we want to take advantage of it. But we don’t travel that often, so I’m trying to buy two tickets at once whenever possible. Unfortunately, Southwest Airlines doesn’t allow me to do that online. At least three times a week, I have to call customer service. The customer service reps are always friendly, but it’s a hassle.”
My advice is simple: You’re overthinking it.
Southwest Airlines’ customer service doesn’t need its own phone number; all you need to do is call the airline’s main number, then press 0 (zero) until you get a human on the phone. Get ready for this: You won’t be on hold for more than 5 seconds!
I’ve been using Southwest Airlines for almost a year and my experience has been pretty good. The check-in process is simple, I can just print out my boarding pass at home and not have to worry about bag check fees.
There are a couple of benefits that I’m going to discuss in this article and how you can use them for your benefit to save some money and make your travel more enjoyable.
You can earn and redeem Southwest Rapid Rewards® points on airfare purchased directly from Southwest Airlines®.
The number of points needed to redeem for an award flight can vary depending on the cash price of the flight when you purchase. Since the cost of a seat changes based on supply and demand, so will the number of points needed. For example, if you’re looking at two flights on the same route, but one is priced higher than the other, then you’ll need more points to redeem for the more expensive flight.
That’s because we want you to get more value for your points. If you use your points for a cheaper flight, you’ll get more value for your points. It’s all about supply and demand!