23 Airline Car Seat and Bassinet Policies Around the World

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

This will surprise no one, but air travel with kids is not always easy, especially when it involves lugging a car seat. Car seats can be big, bulky and heavy, but also necessary at times to ensure a safe trip. In addition to the safety issues, some little kids sleep better on a plane when …

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How Far in Advance Can You Book a Flight?

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

One common criticism of airline loyalty programs is that there’s not enough award availability, especially in premium cabins on the most popular routes. The solution for some frequent flyers is to try to snag seats before anyone else by figuring out precisely when they become available. Each airline has its own policy regarding how far …

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How to Score the Best Seats When Flying Southwest Airlines

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Few airlines command the customer devotion that Southwest Airlines inspires. America’s most family-friendly aviation brand, according to our survey, does things right in many ways that other airlines do not, from offering two free checked bags per person to making it easy for parents to sit with young children without paying premium fees, having elite …

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The Southwest Airlines Boarding Process

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Recently, I got to give Southwest Airlines a try for the first time. So, for all my Hawaii people that may not have flown them yet, here’s what you need to know about Southwest Airlines boarding process. For years now, local people have been accustomed to selecting their seats for inter-island flights at the time […]

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Southwest Airlines Drops 16 Daily Nonstop Routes In Latest Schedule Update

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Hawaii took center stage as Southwest Airlines rolled out its latest schedule extension last week. But there were a several other big changes that got less attention as the carrier extended its schedule into March 2020. Among the non-Hawaii changes: Daily nonstop service between Houston Hobby (HOU) and Little Rock, Arkansas, (LIT) will begin Jan. …

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TPG Readers’ Best Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Redemptions

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

We recently asked our TPG Lounge members and those in the new TPG Family Facebook group to share their all-time favorite redemptions through the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards loyalty program. Here’s a look at some of our favorite answers. (Some responses have been lightly edited for style and clarity).  OFFER: 80,000 bonus points with new Southwest …

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Southwest Airlines Adds New Hawaii Routes

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Thanks to the Boeing 737 MAX issues, Southwest had to put its Hawaii ambitions on hold. But, now, Southwest Airlines adds new Hawaii routes in a big push to play catchup. Plus, they’re offering a fare special! New Routes Southwest is finally completing its coverage of the Hawaiian Islands! This coming January, the following California […]

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The Critical Points: Why the Last Row on Southwest Is the Best Place to Fly

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

Each week in his column “The Critical Points,” TPG Loyalty and Engagement Editor Richard Kerr presents his opinion on a loyalty program, card product or recent news that he believes is overlooked, unsung or the result of groupthink taking mass opinion in a direction with which he doesn’t agree. His goal is not necessarily to …

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Southwest’s ‘Second Wave’ of Hawaii Expansion Is Now Underway

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

Southwest Airlines’ long-awaited “second wave” of expansion in Hawaii is now underway. The carrier announced five new routes from California and detailed plans for serving three new inter-island markets. Among the California airports getting new Hawaii service is Sacramento, where Honolulu will become Southwest’s first Hawaii route from the city when it launches on Jan. …

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Deal Alert: Southwest Flights to Hawaii From $99 or 5,848 Points One-Way

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Back when Southwest got approval to fly to Hawaii, it launched incredible deals with one-way flights between the mainland and Hawaii starting at just $49 one-way. But we haven’t seen anything close to a deal on these high-demand Southwest flights since. That is, until now. Southwest just put new Hawaii routes on sale, and Dan’s Deals …

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$99 to/from Hawaii w/ Southwest from Oakland/San Jose

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

In the four minutes since I first saw this, many of the $99 dates have dried up, so you have to act fact: Southwest is offering flights to/from Hawaii in early 2020 from $99 each way. Inter-island flights are also available from $29 (remember that includes two free checked bags). There are still a couple at $99 and some at $119. This could be a great use of a Companion Pass, even if one way…

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Southwest Schedule Extended: Book Your 2020 Winter Flights Now

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

If you have yet to book your early 2020 vacation flights and want to score the best deal to get out of town, there is still time — if you’re a Southwest customer. Although some carriers allow you to book 330 days in advance, Southwest is one of the airlines that extends its booking window …

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Man Uses Points to Fly 33 Family Members to Hawaii

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Most of us don’t have 33 people we like enough to use all our hard-earned points on, let alone 33 family members. The same can’t be said for Sam Pratt, who recently treated himself and 33 of his closest relatives to a weeklong vacation in Hawaii, courtesy of a million Southwest points. We’ve written before about …

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The Best Credit Cards to Use on Low-Cost Carriers

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Low-cost carriers generally provide fewer services at a lower cost than legacy airlines like American, Delta and United. But just as select credit cards can help make your experience better when flying in basic economy on legacy airlines, certain credit cards can also make your experience better when flying on low-cost carriers. In general, there are …

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