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A Review of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Program

The Southwest Rapid Rewards program is beneficial for travelers located on the southwestern part of the United States. Those who frequently fly to major cities around the U.S and other countries can automatically earn points by signing up. Enrollment into the program is free and can be done by going to southwest.com/account, over the phone or by text.

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Advantages
Disadvantages
✓ No blackout dates
✗ Southwest’s only flights outside the U.S. are to Mexico and the Caribbean
✓ Rewards can be earned on flights and hotels
✗ The number of points needed to redeem a free flight varies widely
✓ Miles can be used for any available seat on any Southwest or AirTran flight
✗ Points and cash cannot be combined to cover flight costs

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