Not long ago, Southwest Airlines announced they'd finally install in-seat power onboard their aircraft. The caveat to this, though, was that it's USB-A and -C ports only, and, at least for now, would only be onboard new-build aircraft. However, we learn that Southwest is installing new cabins, too. That seems odd, given the tight timing between these two announcements. You'd … [Read more...] about Southwest is Installing New Cabins
For our recent trip to the Big Island, we flew Southwest once again. However, unlike our last trip, we flew into Hilo instead of Kona on Southwest 1173 Honolulu to Hilo. I had a good reason for doing so, despite the fact that we were staying in Waikoloa. … [Read more...] about Flight Review: Southwest 1173 Honolulu to Hilo
Flight credits have become one of the latest pain points in travel today. However, one airline is taking away that pain point as Southwest eliminated flight credit expirations this past Wednesday! … [Read more...] about Wow! Southwest Eliminated Flight Credit Expirations!
Recently, Mrs. Island Miler and I ventured to the Valley Isle for some R&R. We had a great time and spent way too much money there thanks to all of the things we discovered - more on that soon! But, on our way home, we ran into some nasty rules regarding transporting fruit within Hawaii. … [Read more...] about PSA: Transporting Fruit Within Hawaii
All the way back in April, Southwest Airlines announced that they'd let you turn your Southwest Travel Fund into points. And, now, you are finally able to do this right from your Rapid Rewards account. … [Read more...] about Turn Your Southwest Travel Fund into Points
As you all know, because of the pandemic, I've had to cancel two trips (so far). But, only recently, did I cancel my last remaining flight. So, here are my airline pandemic cancelation experiences and how they compare. … [Read more...] about My Airline Pandemic Cancelation Experiences
Most other US airlines have already announced pandemic-related concessions for its frequent fliers. And, now, the largest LCC in the country joins in as Southwest extends elite statuses and more! … [Read more...] about Southwest Extends Elite Statuses and More!
Yesterday, news broke that Southwest allegedly received special treatment from the FAA during the validation of its Hawaii flights. That's not the kind of allegation the FAA needs right now after the 737 MAX debacle. … [Read more...] about Southwest Allegedly Received Special Treatment
Nearly a year after they began their Hawaii service, Southwest Airlines will complete its originally planned Hawaii rollout as Southwest adds San Diego flights next year. … [Read more...] about Southwest Adds San Diego, Merrie Monarch Flights
Here's another reason to consider Southwest Airlines over Hawaiian; Rapid Rewards points no longer expire! With this positive change, though, comes some mild negative changes too. … [Read more...] about Rapid Rewards Points No Longer Expire