Or, consider other cards for 50,000 or more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Citi®/ AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard.
One of the nicest things about Southwest Rapid Rewards miles tickets is the absence of any fees whatsoever. Whether you change or cancel your fight, there are no fees, you just pay whatever difference in fare or points for the new flights.
That may be changing this year.
The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Southwest plans to add restrictions to its ‘Wanna Get Away’ fares. These are the fares people use most often for Rapid Rewards flights, because they give the most bang for your points – about 1.7 cents in value per point.
It’s not clear what these restrictions are. But they could include fees such as a penalty for not canceling a ticket before not showing up. Or an outright fee for changes within a certain window of time. Other airlines charge $150 or more for changing discount and award tickets.
Regardless, Wanna Get Away tickets, including those paid with Rapid Rewards points, are about to get less lucrative.
Our suggestion: if fees are coming, waive some for holders of the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards from Chase, or perhaps just for the higher end $99 annual fee Rapid Rewards Premier credit card.
United does this for its United Mileage Plus Club card, eliminating the $75 close-in booking fee for mileage tickets.
Follow @MileCards on Twitter for the latest updates and new offers
Foreign Transaction Fee Waived
Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?
Leave a comment below -- we'll reply shortly -- no need to use your real name. Or, use the email form at the top of the page for private advice.
"These responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered."