Be Strategic with Frequent-Flier Points and Mileage Awards
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By Tom Parsons
Elite travelers who have A-List Preferred status earn double the points and can get up to 24 times the dollar amount spent in points on paid Business Select fares.
If they buy a no-advance $500 ticket, they would earn approximately 12,000 points per ticket.
An elite business traveler could buy two free Wanna Get Away award tickets during a sale like the one we saw earlier this month with the miles earned from a $500 Business Select ticket.
Just remember, when you see Southwest do a wild-and-crazy airfare sale, that’s the time to cash in points.
We also sometimes see the occasional bonus miles offer, and Southwest is currently offering double points on systemwide travel through Nov. 21 that is booked through Southwest. You must register for the promo at southwest.com/nationwide double prior to travel.
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