The Complete Guide to Southwest Airlines (Updated April 18)

Update: This post was updated on April 18, 2018.

Southwest Airlines continues to be one of the most asked about topics here at Travel with Grant. We have so many posts covering all-things Southwest that we’ve created The Complete Guide to Southwest Airlines. Now you’ll have all you need to know about Southwest Airlines in one place. Of course, this guide will be a work in progress, and we’ll update it and add to it over time. We’ve organized the information under various topics so you’ll easily be able to access what you want to know about.

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American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card: Welcome Packet, Welcome Letters & Card Art

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote about my American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card approval process and how quickly you are upgraded to Hilton Diamond Elite Status after getting approved.  In today’s post, I am going to unbox the American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card welcome packet, details from the welcome letters, and show you the front and back card art.  Luckily, when I was on the phone with American Express, I requested that the credit card be expedited to me.  I received an email on Monday morning that my new credit card was shipped, and by Tuesday afternoon, the new credit card arrived via UPS Next Day Air.

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Plastiq: Schedule 6 Rent / Mortgage Payments & Only Pay 2% Processing Fee (New Users Only)

Good afternoon everyone.  I just received an email from Plastiq regarding a new promotion for paying rent / mortgage payments.  Unfortunately, this promotion is limited to new Plastiq users.  Here are the details of the promo:

  • You must be a new Plastiq user.
  • Schedule 6 Rent/Real Estate payments and you will only pay a 2% Plastiq fee on each payment. (Plastiq fee will be standard for any payments beyond the first 6.)
  • Use any credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club).
  • You must schedule your first payment by May 31, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.
  • You must click this link for the correct code to be applied (I will receive a referral credit – thank you for your support).

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Chase Hyatt Visa Credit Card Offers (Live Now Through July 31)

Good afternoon everyone, I just received the following email from Hyatt.  Chase, Hyatt, and Visa have teamed up to create Hyatt Credit Card Offers (not a very original name).  The platform is the same platform that was built for Marriott and Chase Slate.  According to the email, Hyatt Credit Card Offers is currently available and will run through July 31.  Strange that they would have an end date in mind, but they could extend it if the product is successful and popular.  To get started, click here and have your Chase Hyatt Credit Card available.

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Up Close and Personal with My Award Booking Team

Do you ever wonder where the expression, “You don’t do business with a business, you do business with people,” originated? Ok, I’ve never thought about where it originated either, but after all my years in business, I can tell you it’s a total truism. When I find good business people to do business with, I love it! As a frequent traveler who likes to travel “well” and use miles and points for award tickets, I’m a long-standing client of Juicy Miles. But that’s just a business name, isn’t it? The man behind the business, and at the helm of this great group of people, is Adam.

A few weeks ago, it dawned on me that the image that many people must have of award booking businesses is that they aren’t “real” businesses. I think many people think it’s something people do in their spare time to help friends and family members figure out all the rules and regulations for using that stash of miles/points. But in the case of Juicy Miles, it’s the real deal. It’s very well run and they’re great at what they do. And they’ve just redesigned their Juicy Miles website which makes submitting your requests super easy! I want you to get to know Adam better, so I reached out to him with a few questions about what he does, why he does it, how he trains his team, and more. Hope you enjoy the interview!

  • Shelli: Juicy Miles started in what year?
  • Adam: Believe it or not, Juicy Miles went live all the way back in 2011 (I think we first communicated in 2014 or so).

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