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How to Make the Most of a Southwest Fare Sale

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7 Totally Free Things on Southwest Airlines (That Will Cost You on Other Airlines)

I’ve shared often why my husband and I have made Southwest Airlines’s our family’s airline of choice the past several years. Kind and funny employees, a growing route map, and policies that work especially well for family travelers have helped earn our loyalty. What I also love is that the airline doesn’t nickel and dime me …

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What It’s Like to Fly Southwest to Hawaii: OAK to HNL Flight Review

This post is sponsored by Southwest Airlines. All opinions are my own. Over a year and a half ago, Southwest Airlines announced its intent to fly to Hawaii. As frequent Southwest flyers and regular visitors to the Hawaiian islands already, this was very big news for my traveling family. We’ve been watching the news carefully …

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The Complete Guide to Flying Southwest With Kids

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5 Secrets to Holiday Air Travel Success (With Kids!)

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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Why You Should Never Accept a Flight Schedule Change Right Away

Have you ever booked a flight many months in advance only to have your carefully selected flight time change? Flight schedule changes happen all the time. Airlines are always tweaking their schedules for optimum performance. Often a flight schedule change is simply a matter of minutes that doesn’t really affect much. But sometimes a change …

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Unaccompanied Minors: Complete Guide to Each Airline’s Policies, Fees, & Rules

I have fond childhood memories of flying as an unaccompanied minor. My parents regularly sent my sister and me to see grandparents a few states away. I remember well being doted on by flight attendants. I especially loved being driven in the beeping carts through the tunnels of ATL as we were rushed off to …

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Taking an Inaugural Flight with Southwest Airlines

One of the dreams of airline geeks everywhere is to experience anything brand new in aviation. Whether that is flying on a new aircraft type, visiting a new airport terminal, or hopping on a new route, we want to experience it all. When Southwest Airlines asked me to be their guest on an inaugural flight …

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