Targeted Southwest promotion: Earn up to 12,000 bonus points for flying

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ The Points Guy

Check your Southwest account! There’s a targeted promotion making the rounds, and it can net you up to 12,000 bonus Southwest points. Southwest is already a TPG favorite. The airline offers cheap fares to fun destinations like Hawaii, Cancun and Aruba. They also have super customer-friendly policies, like two free checked bags per person and …

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More delays ahead: Boeing issues new 737 MAX guidance

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

It now looks like Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX won’t be cleared to fly until this summer. The manufacturer said on Tuesday it was advising its customers and suppliers that it now expects the MAX to be grounded until “mid-2020.” The update comes just as all three U.S. operators of the jet — American, United and …

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Southwest Now Serves All Major Hawaii Airports

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Great news, Hawaii travelers! Southwest now serves all major Hawaii airports with the inauguration of the Airline’s new Hilo service this past weekend. But their growth in the aloha state isn’t over yet. Southwest’s Inter-Island Network On Sunday, January 19, Southwest began its highly anticipated Honolulu to Hilo service. With this new route open, Southwest […]

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Middle Age Miles News & Notes 1/20/20 – RC Visa; Hyatt-SLH promo; Chase Offer Hyatt House; Radisson Rewards; AA awards; Southwest; Marriott cards; Kimpton; new DFW & PHX lounges

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

We’re chock-full of Middle Age Miles News & Notes on MLK Day after a long flight from DFW to Seattle. But first, a quick moment in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to America and our civil rights movement.…

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Here’s what the Boeing 737 MAX grounding means for your summer travel

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

The Boeing 737 MAX won’t take to the skies over the U.S. before June. That was guaranteed last week when Southwest, the largest operator of the jet in the country, joined American and United in announcing that its MAX jets would remain off the schedule through June 6. With that, the jet’s grounding is now …

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More Florida nonstops: Airlines add Super Bowl flights to Miami, Fort Lauderdale

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

The matchup is set for Super Bowl LIV and the nation’s biggest airlines are rolling out a raft of extra flights to capitalize on the big demand. The game will pit the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Hard Rock Stadium near Miami. American, Delta and Southwest are …

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Senior writer Katherine Fan: My favorite stories of 2019

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

This is a milestone week for my relationship with The Points Guy. Four years ago this January, TPG published my first contributor article about 10 unique, delicious foods to try in Taiwan. Two years after that, I became a full time writer on TPG’s editorial team. Along the way, I’ve logged more than 90 flights …

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The best credit cards to get for an almost-free Caribbean vacation

Written by Andrea M. Rotondo @ The Points Guy

It’s the dead of winter and you need a beach vacation with lots of sun — as soon as possible. We get it. We also get that you might be trying to keep your budget in check, so you’re looking for a Caribbean vacation without a big credit card bill waiting at the end of …

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Park City is more than just epic ski vacations — here’s why

Written by Kristal Sotomayor @ The Points Guy

If you’re an ardent fan of winter sports, you’re no doubt already familiar with Park City, Utah. Many events during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games took place at this year-round tourist destination. From the beauty of the great outdoors to the glamour of the Sundance Film Festival, the city offers a wide range of activities …

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What your favorite airlines and hotels are doing to fight climate change

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

The Earth is getting warmer and it’s because of manmade pollution. The science is clear on the matter. A new report from NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) confirmed that 2019 was the second-hottest year since records began being kept in 1880. What was the hottest? 2016.   The new report highlights the …

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Southwest delays Boeing 737 MAX return into June

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Southwest Airlines, the largest U.S. operator of the Boeing 737 MAX, said it now plans to keep the plane off its schedule through June 6. “By proactively removing the MAX from scheduled service, we can reduce last-minute flight cancellations and unexpected disruptions to our customers’ travel plans,” the airline said in a statement. It added …

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Boeing’s deliveries slump amid 737 MAX crisis

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Boeing, and now the company has released the numbers that show just how bad it was. Last year, the manufacturer delivered only 380 jets to airlines, down from 806 in 2018. The shortfall was in large part because the 737 MAX was its best-selling models, …

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Deal Alert: JetBlue and Southwest flights from $44 one-way

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Looking for a winter escape? JetBlue and Southwest have you covered, with fares as low as $44 one-way. The great part about these low fares is that they’re not super restrictive. Southwest is particularly flexible, allowing all passengers a free carry-on, two free checked bags and fee-free cancellations. JetBlue allows each passenger a free personal …

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All major airlines issue weather waivers for travel in the Plains, Great Lakes and New England areas

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The following weather waivers are current as of Jan. 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. EST. A major winter storm is expected to roll through the Plains, Great Lakes and New England areas this weekend. Meteorologists say Winter Storm Isaiah will bring a mess of snow, ice and freezing rain that is likely to …

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San Diego airport signs off on Terminal 1 replacement plan

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

San Diego International Airport is ready to move forward with a $3 billion plan to replace its aging Terminal 1, a move that will bring an upgraded experience to nearly half of the airport’s travelers. An updated environmental plan for the proposed 30-gate replacement terminal plus related airfield and ground transportation improvements was approved by …

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