Not since the demise of Aloha Airlines has Hawaii enjoyed robust competition in our air travel market. Yet, despite their smart route growth, I hesitate to fly Southwest across the pacific. That could change in the future, though, as Southwest is finally adding in-seat power! … [Read more...] about Southwest is Finally Adding In-Seat Power!
Since they launched their Hawaii service, Southwest has maintained a relatively sparse - though mostly convenient - intra-Hawaii schedule. That, however, is changing later this year as Southwest expands inter-island service. … [Read more...] about Southwest Expands Inter-Island Service
In an effort to help boost revenues, Southwest Airlines is adding a new fare tier - Wanna Get Away Plus. As its name suggests, the new fare slots between Wanna Get Away and Anytime, with their top-of-the-line fare remaining Business Select. … [Read more...] about Southwest Add Wanna Get Away Plus Fare
It's been a while since I last applied for a new credit card. However, I finally decided to pull the trigger on the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card. … [Read more...] about Review: Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Card
If you can make it work for you, here's a killer deal - get Companion Pass with a Southwest credit card plus 30,000 bonus points! All of their consumer cards are eligible for this offer too! But hurry, there's no telling how long this offer will stick around for. … [Read more...] about Get Companion Pass with a Southwest Credit Card
For our Grand Maui Adventure, I chose to have us fly on Southwest Airlines. Specifically, we flew Southwest 825 Honolulu to Kahului to get there, which ended up being one of my more memorable flights thanks to its fantastic crew. … [Read more...] about Review: Southwest 825 Honolulu to Kahului
It's that time of the year again - time to at least think about filing your taxes. But, here's something I didn't know in years past - you can earn 1000 Rapid Rewards points for free when you file your taxes. Granted, of course, you can use the IRS 1040-EZ form. … [Read more...] about Earn 1000 Rapid Rewards Points for Free!
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
Despite the pandemic, Southwest Airlines continued on with its Hawaii plans. This included a BIG recent push that saw their route network expanded to routes many here in Hawaii were hoping for. However, it appears Southwest is done with its Hawaii expansion - at least for now. … [Read more...] about Southwest is Done with Its Hawaii Expansion – For Now
Southwest Airlines is celebrating its big golden anniversary! And, as is usually the case with these things, they're giving gifts away to everyone else. So, let's talk about how to enter to win big prizes from Southwest. … [Read more...] about Enter to Win Big Prizes From Southwest!