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Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying Southwest Early Bird Check-In (Updated with New Price Points)

Southwest Early Bird Check-In

When you fly Southwest Airlines, you know you’re getting an Economy seat at an affordable price. Southwest consistently ranks among the best airlines for customer service, but the one complaint people have is not getting a good seat because they checked in too late.

If you don’t have the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority credit card that gives you free boarding upgrades, you can pay an extra $15 to check in earlier than everyone else. But should you buy Southwest Early Bird check-in?

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card: Should You Upgrade?

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It seems that every airline and hotel is launching a premium version of their credit cards. Now it’s Southwest’s turn.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Elite Status: How to Get it and What’s in it for You

The Southwest Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program is very different from those of legacy carriers. While the major U.S. airlines started making transitions to revenue-based programs last year, Rapid Rewards has been revenue-based for years. In addition, Southwest doesn’t have business class, and unlike most airlines, it offers perks like free checked baggage and free cancellation to all, and not just elite customers. So while Rapid Rewards does have elite tiers, its perks and benefits are quite different from other programs.

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Southwest Airlines Has the Happiest Customers

Sometimes a situation calls for a soundtrack. For Southwest Airlines, that song could easily be the recent hit “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. A new study from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) revealed that Southwest Airlines has the happiest customers among air carriers.

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Southwest and Delta Decide to Play Nice at Dallas Love Field—For Now

In a battle reminiscent of the Hatfield-McCoy feud of the mid- to late 1800s, which earned a storied place in American folklore for the bitter dispute between the two families, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are duking it out over gate space at Dallas Love Field.

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card Review

Who is the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card Good For?

Though Southwest Airlines has grown through its acquisition of AirTran into one of the major U.S. carriers, its frequent flyer program and co-branded credit card are not for everyone.

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