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Make sure you have downloaded Go to Travel Gal's free guide "The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Your Southwest Companion Pass and Flying Free Around the U.S." Then check out these key posts to help you get started, along with a complete, up-to-date listing of blogs on the topic below:


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  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred (a great card to have in your wallet after the Southwest cards)
Most Read General Southwest Posts
Go to Travel Gal’s Travel Credit Card Plan: Which Cards in What Order
beginner travel credit cards

When you’re first learning about all the ways you can travel nearly free, it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why on Go to Travel Gal, I focus on the simplest ways to travel free. I am personally easily overwhelmed by too much information and so I like to focus on the tactics that work the… Continue reading

New Sale on Southwest: Cheap Flights to Grand Cayman, New York City
Central Park New York City

No big news, but Southwest is having a sale again. 🙂 That is pretty much the case most of the time. What’s my take on this sale? It’s so-so. Keep your eyes peeled for a bigger sale in June. I’m no mind reader, but based on what Southwest did last year and what Go to… Continue reading

Southwest Outshines Other Airlines Yet Again Celebrating a Pilot’s 1-Millionth Passenger
Southwest Airlines

Gosh, I love Southwest Airlines! I have had so many bad experiences on other airlines where staff where just flat-out rude that I will never fly them again, no matter the points available or how low the price. Southwest service is always top-notch — even if there’s a problem — from the flight attendant who… Continue reading

Southwest Answers Questions About May 9 Reservations System Upgrade

On May 9, Southwest Airlines will upgrade its reservation system. While we all hope that means improvements on the booking and customer side of things, it’s been a bit of a mystery as to what the changes the updates will make. I reached out to Southwest to find out and a spokesperson shared a few details… Continue reading

Earn up to 8750 Bonus Southwest Points on Mother’s Day Flowers
flower bouquet mothers day

If you weren’t already motivated to order flowers for the mothers in your life this Mother’s Day, I’ve got another reason: 8750 bonus Southwest points! Southwest is running a promotion that allows you to earn up to 8750 “bonus” points when ordering flowers either online or by phone from 1800Flowers.com.   How to Earn Southwest Points… Continue reading

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