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  1. James
    James 23 April 2012 at 8:13 am |

    I’m pretty psyched myself. My largely worthless 6 WN and 3 Airtran credits just became a one-way ticket to Montego Bay, assuming AirTran doesn’t go away between now and next winter

  2. Scott
    Scott 23 April 2012 at 12:51 pm |

    this is great news. several days old though. I heard this Thursday last week and was suprised that no bloggers were discussing. Your post is the first blog I have seen discussing this. I am really looking forward to being able to use my southwest miles to hit some carribbean destinations.

  3. Sam
    Sam 24 April 2012 at 8:45 am |

    The real value here is that if you have a Chase Ultimate rewards card (for example the Sapphire), you can transfer 19,200 points into Southwest RR, transfer those to Air Tran (which will turn into a Standaard Award). Finally—and if you prefer—you can transfer that Standard Award back to Southwest.

    So essentially for only 19,200 points, you get a free round trip on Southwest/AirTran. Not a bad deal at all considering they don’t charge fees of any kind (at least on the Southwest side).

  4. PSilberman
    PSilberman 28 April 2012 at 6:11 pm |

    The Main plus is the ability to convert the new RR points to an old style RR award. On many routes, the WGA fares go away a week before departure but the old award seats are still available.

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