This may have slipped past you, but I’m a big fan of Southwest Airlines. They’re a great airline, are fair with their customers, and have a revenue-based award chart that comes in handy for cheap, short-haul flights. That last bit is about to change somewhat.
As I wrote earlier this year, redemption rates for Wanna Get Away fares are increasing by nearly 12%. These are the cheapest fares offered by Southwest and starting March 31, they will require 70 points per $1 to redeem, as opposed to 60 points per $1. So a $100 award ticket will require 7,000 points rather than 6,000.
If you have an upcoming trip you’re planning that involves travel on Southwest, you should consider booking before March 31. Not only will this save you nearly 12% on the lowest fare, but if your plans change, Southwest has a lenient change policy with no .
Do you have any upcoming trips to Southwest?