Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Southwest has officially taken over Atlanta based AirTran, and to entice Atlanta fliers it’s running a very generous promotion.
If you have an account with an Atlanta area address, fly just 3 paid (not reward) roundtrip Southwest flights originating in and returning to Atlanta, and you’ll get a Southwest Companion Pass good for the rest of 2015. That lets you bring a designated companion along for free on any Southwest flights you fly, even those paid with points. You just pay the taxes.
All you have to do is register here and take the three flights by May 17th.
Flights from Atlanta to Dallas are currently available for $46 each way, or $92 roundtrip. So for $276 you could earn the Companion Pass.
That pays for itself on one more expensive trip later in the year with a companion, like a trip down to Cancun.
You have to have an address in one of these Atlanta Zip Codes to qualify for the promotion.
So if you live in Atlanta this is a no-brainer – register and go now. There are no change fees with Southwest.
What if you don’t live in Atlanta yet?
We’re not going to spell it out here…
Just know that while Southwest requires that *existing* accounts have an Atlanta address as of February 5th, *new* accounts don’t have such a requirement.
There are weekends from Atlanta where you could do the three roundtrips back to back over a day or two, for example the weekend of March 7th.
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