Southwest Airlines Offering a Companion Pass after Three Trips

Southwest Airlines is attempting to grow quickly in the Atlanta area after completing its integration of AirTran Airways. AirTran had -- and Delta still has -- a large hub in Atlanta, so Southwest is making it clear that it intends to capture a larger share of … [Read more...]

Are Loyalty Programs Without Blackout Dates Always Better?

Why don't airlines like Southwest and JetBlue have award charts that spell out the cost of their frequent flier awards? Charts make it easier to determine the cost of an award redemption: for example, knowing that you'll need 60,000 miles for a roundtrip … [Read more...]

Get a Refund When Your Fare Drops

Saving money on travel involves two key challenges: finding a deal in the first place and keeping tabs on your reservations even after you've booked. Hotels and car rentals are great opportunities to save money because they tend to have extremely flexible … [Read more...]

A Revenue Model for Alaska’s Mileage Plan Could Be Good

I first heard rumors from One Mile at a Time that Alaska Airlines is sending out a survey with questions that suggest it plans to implement a new revenue-based loyalty program instead of the traditional model that awards miles and status based on distance … [Read more...]

Is Chase Ultimate Rewards Still the Best Rewards Currency?

I'm certainly not the first person to re-evaluate Ultimate Rewards in light of recent devaluations by several of its transfer partners, but I will try to put my own spin on the topic as always. By far one of the best uses of Ultimate Rewards points is to … [Read more...]

50K Bonuses for Delta, Southwest and Other Offers

I will be making more of an effort going forward to share updates as credit card offers go up or down. Normally I don't bother. I'm not an affiliate for most cards, and it's annoying to see the same offer repeated ad nauseum. But it's become clear that not all … [Read more...]