As I just had quite a few dealings with Southwest airline, I decided I’d quickly share the wealth.
I did receive an e-mail about this, but in case you were unaware, Southwest acquired AirTran. What I didn’t realize, until I was searching where to spend my SW airfare credit, is that SW does not fly into the state of Georgia. However, AirTran does. In fact, on the map, there were a couple other states SW doesn’t fly into, fyi.
In case you missed my prior post, here is something I posted there about using an airfare credit through SW:
**If you’re flying Southwest, you have exactly a year after date-of-purchase to USE your credit. Not purchase w/ it, not even start your trip on that day. It all must be USED by the expiration date, or you simply lose it.
Lastly, and here’s the really good part, their Rapid Rewards. The old rules were, you needed 16 credits to get a free flight, and each credit only lasted two years. I personally managed 2 credits in two years. Now, they’re on a point system, and those points will never expire, yes, never!, IF you fly at least once every two years from the last flight purchase. So, you can keep accruing, as long as you plan to fly one flight through SW every two years. Not bad! (I think you need 30,000 for a flight…? But, you can also search flights by points (or money). I’m not as knowledgeable on using the points.)