Any Rumors of Alliances

Discussion in 'Southwest Airlines | Rapid Rewards (w/ AirTran)' started by Misplaced Texan, Feb 6, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Misplaced Texan
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    I'm only an occasional WN traveller but have a colleague who swears by them.

    Lately when I bring up my ability to redeem my legacy carrier miles for international premium travel, he responds that RR 2.0 is a prelude to WN signing alliances with international carriers that will allow for similar redemptions.

    Has anyone here heard even a whisper of such rumors?
     
  2. rajuabju
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    All rumors at this point.

    I'd love to see WN expand on codeshare agreements. I doubt they ever officially join an alliance though.

    Sucks they no longer codeshare with WestJet. I like the Volaris codeshare and have taken advantage of it.

    If WN starts service to Hawaii as some have speculated, I expect them to mainly focus on getting people into HON. Maybe they can codeshare with IslandAir to get passengers to the other islands.
     
  3. FLYERIL
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    That seems to be rampant speculation on your co-worker's part. Southwest has not been specific about its international redemption options with RR 2.0, except that you are using a travel agency to redeem points and must have a Southwest credit card. I have read that it is believed that it will be 120 points for each dollar of international travel, which is not a very good redemption rate.
     
  4. Misplaced Texan
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    I imagined it was something like that.
     

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