Good afternoon everyone. A reader sent me an email with a link to fast track to Southwest Airlines A-List elite status. Sign into your Southwest Airlines account and click here. Your Southwest Airlines account number should pre-populate into the boxes below. The terms and conditions say that the offer is only available for members who received the email, so YMMV if this will work for you. If you are accepted into the fast track, you must complete 3 round trip flights before April 30, 2017 to keep the status for the entire year.
Good morning everyone! Earlier this month I traveled solo to Spain on a mistake fare that I got with TAP Portugal early last year. I live in Charlotte but the fare was from JFK so I used Citi ThankYou points to get myself a positioning flight on American from CLT to JFK. TAP Portugal is a no frills airline which can be painful when you have a long journey like I did. I had a 3 hour layover at JFK and what was supposed to be a 3 hour layover after a red-eye to my connection in Portugal. My return journey included a 4 hour layover in Portugal and an overnight near JFK before taking the first morning flight to Charlotte. When you are on such a long journey lugging around heavy bags, long waits in security lines and sitting at gates during layovers can be painful. Luckily I took advantage of a random status match on an airline I had no plans of flying with at the end of 2015 and that afforded me a few comforts that may have saved me from losing my mind.