Southwest Airlines and AirTran both kicked off double reward mileage incentives for travel now thru November 14 on AirTran, and November 15, on Southwest.
On Southwest, it's called Double Rapid Reward Points. Instead of getting the normal six points on the cheapest Wanna Get Away Fares you will earn 12 points. If you purchase their Anytime Fares instead of 10 points, you will get 20 points.
On Southwest, you must register your frequent flyer number prior to purchasing your ticket to qualify for these double points. Click here for the link to enroll your frequent flyer number.
AirTran is offering double A+ Reward Points on all flights between now and November 14, 2012. If you fly to one of their international destinations such as Cancun or Montego Bay, etc. you will earn triple A+ Reward points. To qualify you must pre enroll for the program, to do so please, click here.
We have not seen a system-wide double miles program in sometime. What we think it says is that the demand for air travel is down this fall or at least thru November 15, 2012.
Just like we said in our email emails, we are finding some domestic airfares, as much as half price off July airfares for fall travel.
The real question is now that Southwest, and AirTran have combined they are the biggest gorilla in the sky when it comes to domestic travel; will this trend spread to other airlines? There may be hope this special offer of double credits will become a virus and spread to other major airlines in the next few weeks. Be sure to sign up for our Twitter and Facebook pages, so you will be the first to know if and when it does.
Terms and Conditions: Rapid Rewards Promotion: Member must register for this promotion between Sept. 13, 2012 and Nov. 15, 2012, and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel. Valid on new reservations only. Member must book between Sept. 13, 2012, and Nov. 15, 2012. Travel must be completed between Sept. 13, 2012, and Nov. 15, 2012, on Southwest published, scheduled service. Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking. Rapid Rewards earned points are calculated using base fare and excise tax. Member will receive 12 bonus points per dollar spent on Business Select Fares, ten bonus points per dollar spent on Anytime Fares; and six bonus points per dollar spent on Wanna Get Away Fares. Bonus points are in addition to the standard flight points earned through Rapid Rewards. Bonus points will not count toward A-List and A-List Preferred qualification. Bonus points will not count toward Companion Pass qualification. Member will receive bonus Rapid Rewards Points within four days of completion of entire ticket. Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacation Packages, Jackpot Deals, and reward travel do not qualify for promotion. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply. A+ Rewards Promotion: Member must register for this promotion between Sept. 13, 2012, and Nov. 14, 2012, and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel. Valid on new reservations only. Member must book at airtran.com between Sept. 13, 2012, and Nov. 14, 2012. Travel must be completed between Sept. 13, 2012, and Nov. 14, 2012, on AirTran published, scheduled service. AirTran account number must be entered at the time of booking. Member will receive one bonus credit for every one-way domestic flight and two bonus credits for every one-way International flight. When purchasing Business Class Fares, Member will receive 1.5 bonus credits for every one-way domestic flight and three bonus credits for every one-way International flight. Bonus credits are in addition to the standard credit(s) earned through A+ Rewards®. Bonus A+ Credit(s) will not count toward Elite status. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion. Please allow up to three weeks for A+ Bonus Credits to post to your account. All A+ Rewards terms and conditions apply.
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