West Coast to New Zealand/Australia for $619: This is a great deal to fly to the land down under. Dates are available in May and August through November. As usual, these prices will not last, so if you’re interested, book now, think later. You have 24 hours to cancel if you change your mind.
Get up to 1,000 Bonus AA Miles: Spend at least $150, earn 300 bonus miles. Spend at least $350 and earn 1,000 bonus miles through AAdvantage eShopping portal. If you have some shopping to do anyway, might as well earn some extra miles. This could help top off your AA account for an upcoming vacation.
Southwest now has Same-Day Standby: As of now, Southwest will be offering free same-day standby to A-List and A-List Preferred members. You’d still need to check in at the ticket counter or gate to do so. Southwest doesn’t currently offer this option online or over the phone. Hopefully those changes will come sooner rather than later.
Limited Time Left to Transfer Hotel Points to Southwest for the Companion Pass: The Companion Pass from Southwest is easily one of the best airline perks around. One of the great ways to reach the 110,000 point goal was to transfer hotel points to Southwest as these point transfers would count towards the Companion Pass (most especially Starwood and Marriott points). Recently Southwest announced that this will no longer be allowed starting April 1, 2017. So if you’re planning on transferring hotel points to earn the Companion Pass, transfer your points soon to make sure they post before March 31, 2017.