FILE PHOTO: Southwest commercial airliners taxied at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, November 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake/

I travel several many times a year for both work and pleasure, and thanks to some strategizing, I’m able to book many of my flights on points.
Thanks to the Southwest Companion Pass, my husband and I can each bring a family member along for free.
We use the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card to earn frequent flyer points on virtually all our spending.
My other favorite tip for traveling for free on Southwest is to volunteer to be bumped from an overbooked flight to receive flight vouchers.
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Using some simple strategies, I’m able to travel several times a year at virtually no cost. In fact, I recently flew to Florida for work, took my mom for free on a Companion Pass (no points were used for her flight), and pocketed $657 in Southwest Airlines credit.

I’ve also flown round-trip to New York City three times this year plus two round-trip airfares to Honolulu. In fact, Travel + Leisure recently launched a “bleisure” section highlighting business leisure travel, and featured my tips.

Here’s how I use the Southwest Companion Pass and the airline’s co-branded …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance


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