What’s the deal with the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass?

I had a question from a reader (my brother) recently about how the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass works.

It’s known across the board as one of the best “travel hacks” out there.

What’s the deal?

If you earn 110K Southwest miles in one calendar year, they’ll give you a Companion Pass that allows you to bring a companion with you for free on any Southwest flight, paid or award. Continue reading

These are the only 3 times to pay attention to Southwest fare sales

I’m usually pretty underwhelmed by Southwest’s airfare sales, considering they happen so frequently, are packed with fine print, and are rarely anywhere near the best prices I’ve seen. Maybe I’m just spoiled by Frontier’s dirt cheap sales, but I almost never click through my SW emails anymore.

But there are a few situations in which I would pay attention to their sales: Continue reading