Get Rapid REWARDS Airfare Now with Southwest Airlines

Get Rapid REWARDS Airfare Now with Southwest Airlines 

Did you know that Southwest Airlines offers you one of the best airfare rewards programs out there, requiring only 8 round trip credits for a free ticket?

Did you know that flying in Southwest Airlines “Business Select Class” offers you a double credit for each flight, so you’ll get a free standard ticket with only 4 round trips?

Southwest does things a little differently than the other airlines, so I thought I’d highlight some of the Southwest flavor in this article.

Companion Ticket

A Rapid Rewards Member who accumulates 100 credits within in a year (literally within any 12 consecutive months) gets a handy dandy “Companion Pass” which entitles your designated traveling Companion to fly with you for free for one year on Southwest.  The Companion Pass works whenever your companion checks in and travels on the same flight with you – even if you’re traveling in a Rapid Rewards Award. The Companion Pass has no blackout dates or seat restrictions whatsoever – works like a magic charm 24/7.

If you’re wondering what happens if your “companion” changes over the year, they even have a policy for that. You can change your companion up to three times during its effective period.

Fewer Restrictions

Southwest Airlines has fewer restrictions on reward travel than many of its’ competitors. Reward travel tickets are treated just about the same as regularly purchased tickets with the exception that reward ticket travel does not earn trip credits. Rewards are valid for a very long time too, and they can be used as little as one hour before departure time.

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5 Tips For Getting the Best Airfare Deals Online

7 Stress Free Tips for air travel

7 Stress Free Tips for air travel

Stress Free tip #1 When you are booking your air ticket, make sure you are booking an earliest flight to your destination. For ex: When we go to LA I’ll book the earliest flight the 6AM flight so we can have breakfast in New York and have lunch in LA and have the rest of the day at the pool or at the beach.

Tip # 2 Seat selection. When you select our seat make sure you select seats that’s in front if you don’t want to wait to long after boarding the plane. I notice lately most airlines are trying to seat people from the back towards the front so if don’t to be in the plane too long before the plane fly, book the front seats.

Tip #3 In order to get your meal fast order the special or kosher meal that way you will get your food as soon as everything is settle down and when they start serving you will get your food first.

Tip #4 Pack what you need for the trip not what you want because most airlines are charging for the luggages and beware when you are packing for a family make sure that your bag or luggage is not over weight and they do charge a crazy amount for that too.

Tip #5 When traveling with kids make sure you have a DVD player or bring your laptop so that they can watch the movies and play games, that will keep them occupied through out the whole flight.

Tip #6 To make sure you drink a lot of water because up in the air your body tend to dehydrate more with the pressure and everything. So make sure you drink a lot of water, I usually have a glass of water plus a soda when the meal comes and I’ll have two more after the meal. It constantly keeps you hydrate and a chance to go to the bathroom and do a little stretch, instead of spending too much time at your seat.

Tip #7 and the last tip is be at the airport at 2-3 hours early before your flight why? Because of the new security system it takes more time for check in and also it enable you to have a little more free time than rushing to the airport and get stress. Besides you are already excited for your vacation and you can’t sleep anyways, so you might as well go to the airport early and be ready and when the flight is ready, you fly

Can I Get a Decent Airfare on a Last Minute Flight?

Q. Can I get a decent airfare on a last minute flight?

A. Maybe.. It depends on a number of different variables, but the most significant factors in getting a last minute bargain usually comes down to two things – destination and date. It’s because of this destination/date phenomena that travel industry insiders will always suggest that you book your flight early.

Have you noticed that there are certain times of the year when it’s almost impossible to get an advance purchase flight – even if you’re prepared to pay top dollar? Booking your flights as far in advance of your trip as possible is the safest way to guarantee cheap airline tickets to your destination. By securing your flight as early as possible, you’re buying that coveted seat while there are still plenty available.

Naturally, airlines will offer the cheapest airfares during this stage.

Q. But What if I have to book my flight last minute?

A. It’s tricky. Booking a flight at the last minute means there are probably very few seats left. When the supply of available seats is low, the airlines will usually charge a premium price for those that are still available. Your best bet is to watch the TravelZoo E-Mail List as they always seem to get the best last minute fares.

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Booking Cheap Flights on USAirways Mobile

Booking Cheap Flights on USAirways Mobile

Do you use your mobile device to search for cheap flights?

USAirways has made some real nice updates to their mobile website at usairways.com and it’s now much easier to search for cheap flights. If you access their website from an internet enabled mobile phone for example, it now automatically redirects to their new mobile site that’s loaded with all kind of goodies for bargain hunters – an easy search engine for finding cheap flights, a booking agent for securing cheap flights, and a quick link to airline reservations for confirming cheap flights.

With the mobile US Airways site, you can do just about everything you’re used to doing on your computer in a low-graphics format that’s very fast and super easy for your phone or PDA to read.

You can give it a try at usairways.com.


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Cheap Flights to New York for the Holidays

 

Cheap Flights to New York for the Holidays

Christmas is a great time to visit New York City. Whether it’s experiencing the tree lighting ceremony, taking in some department store Christmas lights, or seeing a Broadway show, it really is a terrific city to visit. There is no shortage of things to do, but to really get to know the city you should go on one of the New York walking tours that are offered by Bruce Scher. He’ll take you out for a terrific dinner and show you all of the must-see landmarks.

Cheap Flights to New York

These are the cheapest flights to New York as reported by Trip Mama users in the past 48 hours. Use the links to see if you can get a better deal.

$403+ Cheap flights from London, United Kingdom (LON)
Traveling: (Mar 18 – Apr 8 2010)
Found 1 day ago on Kuwait Airways
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$211+ Cheap flights from Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Traveling: (Jan 13 – Jan 17 2010)
Found today on US Airways
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$219+ Cheap flights from San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Traveling: (May 1 – May 15 2010)
Found 1 day ago on United
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$192+ Cheap flights from Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Traveling: (Jan 25 – Jan 31 2010)
Found 2 days ago on US Airways
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$147+ Cheap flights from Chicago, IL (CHI)
Traveling: (Jan 29 – Jan 31 2010)
Found today on US Airways
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