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If you want to earn points towards free flights aboard Southwest Airlines, one of the easiest ways to do that is with a Southwest co-branded credit card. Chase currently offers three Southwest personal credit cards in addition to two business cards. These cards can be an excellent way to load up your Southwest Rapid Rewards …

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A new year is just around the corner, and that usually means change. In the travel world, the airline my family flies most – Southwest Airlines – has already announced a number of changes, differences, and new rules coming in 2024. If you plan to fly Southwest Airlines in the the coming months, what differences …

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There’s no place like home for the holidays. But getting there isn’t always easy, particularly if you are flying the not-so-friendly skies and doing it all with kids. Flight delays, crowded airports, TSA snafus, and holiday stress sometimes seem take the joy out of the holiday travel season. Holiday air travel with kids is not …

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Flying with kids, especially babies and toddlers, is daunting for most parents. But the idea of taking overnight flights – often called red-eyes – can be particularly terrifying for many. Red-eye flights are, however, a necessary evil of air travel. Sometimes there is simply no other way to get where your family needs to go …

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Checking a bag is something frequent flyers try mightily to avoid. It adds time, extra logistics, and cost to air travel. When little ones come along, however, packing light just isn’t always possible. Flying with a baby or toddler requires gear! The time comes for traveling parents to face the reality of needing to check …

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A couple of times a year, I get a panicked message from a friend or reader who is about to take an airplane flight with their kids. Suddenly they’ve realized that they have no idea what kind of identification they need for their children to fly, if any. After a decade and a half of …

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Flying with toddlers is hard. They are fully mobile, totally opinionated, and incapable of all reason and logic at the most inopportune moments. But why stop there? If you are really up for a family travel challenge, fly with your toddler in your lap. Up until your little one’s second birthday, your child is eligible …

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Traveling with kids involves a lot of preparation. Before any trip, you’ve likely spent dozens of hours researching and booking plane tickets, hotels, and rental cars. You’ve perused guidebooks and read your favorite family travel blogs to get tips for getting the most out of your destination with kids. Some of the most important preparation happens …

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I’ve shared often why my husband and I have made Southwest Airlines’s our family’s airline of choice the past decade. Kind and funny employees, a growing route map, and policies that work especially well for family travelers have helped earn our loyalty (even when the going gets rough like it did during the 2022 holiday …

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