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This week’s Fabulous Fridays is about something we rarely see in the airline industry these days, practically empty flights!

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I flew last night from Providence to Orlando on a Southwest Airlines 737-800 with 175 seats, but there were only 48 total passengers on board, leaving over 120 seats empty.

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First there was the pig (read more here), then the turkey (read more here), that dog that couldn’t walk due to being too fat (read more here), the rooster (read more here) and now this “One Trick Pony”.

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The emotional support animal rules appears to be very lax in the United States and anyone can buy off of internet “vest” identifying their favorite pet as one (emotional support animal) instead of going through the proper channels. [click to continue…]

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Four major U.S. airlines seem to have dodged a bullet after a collusion probe from the U.S. Justice Department has been downshifted due to lack of evidence.

The carriers (American, Delta, Southwest and United) received subpoenas roughly a year ago when investigators dug deeper into the development of airfares and capacity. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about changes made to the transactions that qualify towards the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass and I made a post about it earlier this week (read more here).

Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Qualification Changes March 31 2017

The Companion Pass has (or at least should have) been a perk for those that travel a lot on the airline. The designated companion has been able to fly complimentary with the Companion Pass holder. Southwest first changed the Companion Pass qualifying activity as of January 1, 2017, but moved the effective date to Match 31 after public backlash. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about changes made to the transactions that qualify towards the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass.

Southwest Airlines Companion Pass Qualification Changes

The Companion Pass has been a perk for those that travel a lot on the airline. The designated companion has been able to fly complimentary with the Companion Pass holder. The airline has now apparently tightened what qualifies towards the status. [click to continue…]

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Southwest Airlines sent out emails today to its A-List and A-List Preferred Rapid Rewards members introducing them to a new status benefit.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Free Standby

Effective today, A-List and A-List Preferred members are eligible for free same day stand-by between the same city pairs and within two hours of original flight(s). Note that this benefit is only for status members. Other passengers on the same itinerary are not eligible for it unless they have A-List status too. [click to continue…]

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Rocketmiles has launched a new promotion for Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points – 3,000 bonus points for your first hotel booking with Rocketmiles which is valid until October 30, 2016.

Rocketmiles Southwest Airlines 3,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points First Booking By October 30 2016

Rapid Rewards members can earn 3,000 bonus miles in top of the 1,000 to 10,000 miles per night they usually earn for hotels bookings made through the Rocketmiles. [click to continue…]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (usually referred to as DOT) released consent orders on Friday against Alaska, United, American, Air Canada and Southwest.

DOT Fines Alaska Southwest United American Air Canada

These airlines had failed to comply with the DOT rules that deal with involuntarily denied boarding and damaged/lost luggage. The DOT fined these airlines $35K to $45 each. [click to continue…]