Southwest Changes And The Loss Of An Important Feature

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    Last week, the day came and went that Southwest had used as a day of change. April 17 was the day that Southwest said would see some dates, flights, routes, etc increasing in point requirements. Southwest Changes That day saw the changes occur, but without any comment from Southwest on where those changes would be seen. That left travelers to search on their own and make comparisons for the difference in points. Last year, Southwest had made the value of their points to be set at 70 points per dollar for redemptions. Of course, real-life redemption sees a few more cents per point in value because that 70 point number is tied to the base fare and the taxes are absorbed in an award reservation as well. Now, several flights have changed and are now requiring 74 points per dollar and higher. The routes I have been checking were popular routes, vacation routes, and big travel days/weekends. On those routes and days, these tickets did increase in the required amount of... The post Southwest Changes And The Loss Of An Important Feature appeared first on Running with Miles.

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