The Final Hawaii Budget | 7 Nights and 5 people for $356.71

Tweet Last week I wrote a couple of posts about our time in Hawaii: How to add a free flight to Hawaii next time you travel internationally How Hilton HHonors dramatically reduces the cost of vacation Of course, when you travel there are more expenses than just airfare.  So today I’ll share the final cost. […]

Amazing Southwest Companion Pass Opportunity Open Again | 50,000 Southwest Bonus

Tweet One of the best domestic airlines for the frugal traveler is Southwest. They save us nearly a hundred dollars in baggage every time we fly. One of the best credit card reward benefits is the Southwest Companion Pass.  However, you can only pull off the companion pass maneuver when Souhwest is offering a 50,000 […]

Southwest and AirTran Points Merging | Your Quick Guide to Maximizing Points and Credits

Tweet Effective immediately, you can now transfer AirTran credits and Southwest points back and forth.  This is the first step in the upcoming full merger between AirTran and Southwest. As always, there are benefits available for customers because right now there are some extended number of choices available. A Quick Overview of the Transfer Possibilities Between […]

Travel Credit Cards With Best Free Baggage Options

Tweet I recently claimed that airline branded credit cards may not be the best approach to earning miles with that specific airline. The big exception, of course, is if you fly the airline a lot and can take advantage of the free baggage. Since I usually fly with my wife and three kids, I do […]

Southwest Companion Pass: How to Get Two Years of Free Southwest Flights in 15 minutes

Tweet Update: The 50,000 Southwest offer is no longer available as of March 1st, 2012. In the fall of 2011, I wrote about the possibility of earning enough miles for a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass. The key benefit of the Companion Pass is that you can have a designated person fly with you for free! […]

Ultimate Rewards for Flights Vs. American Express Rewards

Tweet Due to the popularity of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, it seems as though we need to put it against a long time non-mileage card to see how the Ultimate Rewards compare to American Express Rewards cards. For a basic introduction, I’ve done a review of American Express Rewards. Annual Fee Comparison We all […]

Southwest Credit Card | $830 Worth of Flights

Tweet Update October 18th, 2011. This promotions is BACK!  To get the updated details you can click here.  It is a limited time offer, but Chase is not saying for how long. Depending on your travel habits, this 2 free round trip Southwest credit card promotion ought to give you a reason to smile.  If […]

How to Make Your Own Lowest Rate Guarantee with Southwest | I Saved $500+

Tweet Typically, when you buy plane tickets it’s like timing the stock market. With stocks, you pick the best day to make your investment and hope that prices go up, not down afterward.  Usually, when you buy plane tickets you buy the ticket and hope prices go up, not down.  This method of buying plane […]

All New Rapid Rewards Program by Southwest | Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Tweet This morning there was an email in my Inbox.  Actually, there were about 100 emails in my Inbox. However, there was one I was particularity interested in reading.  The title: Announcing the All-New Rapid Rewards® Program! One of my favorite programs, Southwest Rapid Rewards, is changing. The first line: “On March 1, 2011, Rapid […]

Southwest Airlines Credit Card by Chase | Get a Free Southwest Airlines Flight

Tweet I’ve never been ashamed of the fact that I’m a big fan of Southwest Airlines.  The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card makes it even better.  Basically, I love the price.  I am one of the people who actually likes their customer service, and I think they are more friendly than other airlines. I’ve even […]