Trip Report: Clearwater Beach, Florida

Inbound For this year's Memorial Weekend I ventured down to Clearwater Beach, Florida to enjoy the beautiful beach with my girlfriend and a couple of friends. Our Southwest direct flight from Indianapolis to Tampa Bay left early Saturday morning. Now I am not big on spending money so I used my Southwest points to fly three of us and only paid $33.60. The best part is I just earned my Southwest Companion pass so my girlfriend flies free when I fly whether I pay cash or with points. I earned mo...

Southwest Announces Liberia, Costa Rica & Schedule Extension

Southwest Airlines New Flights, 97th destination Liberia, Costa Rica
Southwest Airlines has just opened up the flight schedule from November 1st, 2015 to January 4th, 2016. In addition, Southwest has announced it's 97th destination which is to Liberia, Costa Rica. This new destination will be served starting November 1st, 2015 from Houston (HOU) as daily service and Saturday only service from Baltimore (BWI). I recently vacationed to Liberia, Costa Rica and thoroughly enjoyed my time there so I think this is a great addition. Other additions include Housto...

Trip Report: Las Vegas, The Palazzo, and Allegiant Air

View of Las Vegas from a room in The Palazzo
Last weekend was my first trip to wonderful Las Vegas! It was just a quick trip with only two nights but I think it was the perfect amount of time in Vegas at least for me. This was a last minute booking as my friend from Seattle brought up the idea. It became a great debate as to where we would go, ranging from Florida destinations to Kansas City, what does one do there?? But after looking around for a destination that was reasonably cheap for both of us we ended up landing on Las Vegas.  ...

Targeted Southwest Double points and Double Tier Qualifying Points

Southwest Targeted Double Points and Double Tier Qualifying
Found this targeted offer on my Southwest account this morning double points and double tier qualifying points for all fights. This is only for bookings made between March 5th and April 27th 2015 and for flights from April 7th to April 27th, so not much time to take advantage of this. In the terms and conditions this is only good for new reservations within the promotional period. Unfortunately this is not useful to me but if you do have travel in April on Southwest you can rebook the fare on Ma...

8 Unannounced New Southwest Destinations from Dallas!

Southwest new routes from DAL, to BOS, CLT, DTW, OMA, PHL, PIT, RDU, SLC
Today I was curious as to when Southwest's Belize flights would be starting and I happened to stumble upon this page where it lists all the new routes for 2015. That is where I noticed 8 routes from Dallas that did not look familiar... The flights below have not been official announced by Southwest yet but are definitely bookable online past the August 9th date. As of this morning the flights do not even show up in Southwest's route map. August 9, 2015 one daily nonstop Da...

Southwest Adds More New Routes From Dallas!

Southwest new routes from Dallas
Southwest Airlines has added new nonstop flights from Dallas (DAL) to Charleston, Columbus, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, Panama City Beach, Portland Oregon, Sacramento, San Jose, and Seattle. Some of these destinations were previously announced a couple of weeks ago but it is great to see Southwest expanded after the expiration of the Wright Amendment! Most of these routes will start on April 8th and have daily service except for Charleston which is Saturday only and Panama City Beach as a ...

Trip Report: Colorado Snowboarding Trip

Colorado Ski Trip
  For my first trip of 2015 I booked a Colorado snowboarding trip over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with some old buddies. I managed to book the flights nearly four months ago thanks to Southwest's generous cancellation policies. They allow you to cancel and rebook flights up to 24 hours prior to flight, granted you don't get your money back directly, the difference does become a travel voucher which is good for use within one year. With this is in mind, I was able to rebook the fl...