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Southwest Airlines Snacks on Longer Flights

Southwest Airlines is rather cryptic about its inflight food, providing the following info on its website--
We offer a variety of inflight snacks and beverages to tempt your taste buds...
Peanuts or pretzels are always complimentary as well as an assorted list of non-alcoholic beverages. ...
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This is Why I Avoid Southwest


I was at the Kentucky Derby last weekend and needed to get home early on Sunday. From Louisville, there are typically no nonstop flights to Los Angeles (United had a special one-day-only Kentucky Derby nonstop flight to LA later in the day, but it was over $800 one-way) but Southwest does have ...
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US Airlines Allowed to Begin Scheduled Flights to Cuba This Year!

According to Bloomberg, US carriers will be able to fly to Cuba later this year with up to 120 daily flights to the island (20 to Havana, 10 each to the other nine international airports).  An agreement signed in December of last year will be "formalized" on Tuesday which will pave the way for ...

Delta Wins Right to Continue Flying from Love Field, Sort Of


After a long period of silence in the Dallas Love Field gate dispute, a morsel of news finally trickled out of the courtroom late Friday.  US District Judge Ed Kinkaide granted Delta's request for injunctive relief, permitting the airline to continue flying out of Love Field for ...
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Southwest Companion Pass - The Best Deal in Travel for Family Flights


Why Southwest Ever?
Southwest Airlines does not offer upgrades (though their seats have a pitch comparable to some economy plus seats).  That disqualifies them for much of our readership, but to those who are open there are some serious benefits available from the largest domestic ...
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The Fur Flies as Dallas-Delta-DOT-Southwest Catfight Rages


As we get closer to the appointed day in court to (hopefully) settle the Dallas Love Field soap opera, the fur has really started to fly as the various parties trade barbs in court filings.  I won't rehash the background in this post, but you can read my initial post on the ...
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Southwest Airlines Refer A Friend to Rapid Rewards Is BACK!

Every couple of months Southwest Airlines sends out a targeted offer which asks you to refer your friends to Southwest Rapid Reward Frequent Flyer program to earn free bonus miles. As of yesterday, the offer is back and again it appears to be targeted (meaning you must receive the email from ...
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Lawsuits for Everyone! Dallas Asks Courts to Settle Love Field Quagmire


When we left off in the last episode of the Dallas/Delta/Southwest/Virgin America soap opera down at the end of Cedar Springs Road, Southwest had announced plans to ramp up Love Field flying to 180 departures per day by August.  Virgin America, meanwhile, decided that burning piles of ...
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Dallas Love Field, Lyft Team Up to Ease Airport Parking Shortage


If Southwest had its way, Delta couldn't even park its planes at Love Field...
Dallas Love Field has undergone explosive growth since the repeal of the Wright Amendment in October, 2014.  Though most of the press has been focused on airline growth - Southwest and Virgin America will ...

Southwest Airlines Rapid Reward Refer a Friend Bonus

Everyone has a Frequent Flyer account right? Think again! Many Americans are flying every day without a frequent flyer account and do not understand the grand benefits that come with earning and burning points. No fret though, this is where you and I come to the rescue and introduce our friends to ...
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Southwest Airlines Customized Birthday Messages

I had a birthday recently, and as usual received a bunch of nice greetings from friends online.  I also was acknowledged by various travel programs, although interestingly the programs I consider myself loyal to didn't send me anything.  One of the most memorable birthday messages I ...

A Tale of Two Airlines - Virgin Struggles, Southwest Sizzles at Love Field

It's been more than three months since Love was finally set free after 40 years of Wright Amendment restrictions, and I thought now would be a good time to check in with the various players at the airport to see how successful their efforts at expanding service have been so far.  To quickly ...
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Targeted: Fast Track to Southwest A-List

I just received a targeted email from Southwest Airlines offering me A-list status for through 2015 for flying just 3 round trips (6 one-way flights) or by earning 8,750 tier qualifying points through either flying Southwest or by earning them via the Chase Southwest Credit card between January 22 ...
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D-Day Comes and Goes, Delta Still Flying From DAL

As Dallas Love Field ramped up to its post-Wright Amendment capacity heights on Tuesday with Southwest's launch of nonstop flights to Oakland and San Francisco, one of the lesser-known sideshows that sprung out of the Wright repeal continues unresolved.  That sideshow involves Delta Air Lines, ...