News Flash: Southwest, Starpoints, Sales, and Win a Special Trip

by TFB Editors on February 18, 2012

Southwest is now accepting air reservations through September 28.

Also, you can now get Southwest’s discounts on air fare right on your desk top or iPhone®. The DING! application alerts you when exclusive, limited-time-only airfare deals on select flights are available for purchase. Click HERE to download the “DING!” app.

Starpoints from SPG
Earn up to 25,000 bonus Starpoints with the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) credit card. Receive 10,000 Starpoints after your first purchase and an additional 15,000 Starpoints when you spend $5000 in six months – enough for two free nights at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, the W Boston, or any other category five hotel.
Choose from free nights or free flights: Redeem Starpoints for free nights at over 1000 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries and for free flights on over 350 airlines through SPG Flights – all with no blackout dates.
Get more Starpoints for stays: Receive up to five Starpoints for every eligible dollar spent at SPG Hotels & Resorts — two Starpoints per dollar spent on the card in addition to the two Starpoints you can get as an SPG member, plus one more Starpoint with SPG Gold or Platinum status.

Spring – the season for sales
Travelocity is reporting Spring Travel on sale: You can save 35 to 55 percent. Whether you’re looking for sun and sand, snow and slopes, or a big city escape, Travelocity has pulled together some of its top deals for you to plan the perfect spring break vacation. You must book your getaway by February 29, 2012 to take advantage of these savings.
Priceline is reporting thousands of sales at hotels — without bidding. Book before February 20 (that’s this Monday!) and travel before December 31, 2012 to get the deals.


Delta Airlines has four fare sales going on right now, but you must book at February 20 — this coming Monday again:
•    Sales fares to Europe from $281 each way
•    Sale fares to Latin America from $125 each way
•    Sale fares to Asia from $629 each way

Delta is also offering these Vacation Package deals:
•    Jamaica – save up to $125 at your choice of hotels = earn up to 3000 bonus miles (purchase by Feb. 25)
•    Luxury Vacations — early up to 22,500 bonus miles per person in addition to credited flight miles (purchase by March 3)
•    Aruba – save up to $100 plus great hotel offers including free nights and a $500 resort credit (purchase by March 3)
•    Las Vegas – redeem your miles for a vacation at The Venetian or The Palazzo (purchase by March 6)
•    Caribbean – receive first-class airfare upgrades with a Romance Vacation at Sandals Resorts (purchase by March 31)

Win one of three special trips
American Airlines is offering a chance to win one of three special trips:

  • the Napa Valley Excursion
  • the Paris Fashion Immersion
  • or the NYC Baseball Experience.

How? Select a trip (use the link above), fill out the registration information, then book a flight on with your MasterCard® card before March 19 and you’ll be entered to win!

Any favorite deals/news flashes you know of that we’ve missed? Let us know in the Comments section.


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