Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thinking about traveling between New York? Or Chi- TOWN???
So here is the deal...LITERALLY.... being that I fly between Chicago and New York quite often, I always like to try and fly for the best deals. Sure- if you want bad service, have to pay $25 to check each bag, a more expensive flight, or rude people, then by all means- DO IT!
There are a lot of great websites that can offer great deals between these two cities, but coming from a frequent flier who enjoyes flying NONSTOP, Southwest Airlines is my TOP CHOICE.
Here are a few reasons why:
1. It’s cheaper! They often have great fare sales if you look in advance that can be as low as $79 dollars or even less! They will sometimes have last minute deals but, typically you will need to purchase ATLEAST 14 days in advance or longer. The earlier you can book, the better chance you can find a better price.
2. It’s FREE to check up to 2 bags! I flew on Delta a few weeks ago and they charged me $30 bucks to check it because it was too big to fit in an overhead compartment. Appreciate that- thanks!
3. The service on Southwest Airlines, in my experiences, has been great. They are always very friendly, get you whatever you need and try and make each and every flight enjoyable for everyone.
4. You can get FREE flights! They have a rewards program on the website you can sign up for that is also completely free. :) Each time you fly, you get 1 point. When you get 16 points, you get a free domestic flight that is good for a year. You can also apply for promotions that offer opportunities for you to fly during certain times or months in which give you double or even triple points each way when you fly. This can help get you that free flight even quicker.
Have I gotten you interested yet??
Here is ONE MORE!
5. You can now buy flights directly on your phone AND get ding alerts! If you have an I phone, Southwest Airlines designed their own app. Once the app is downloaded, you can apply for ding, set your home airport or airports, and you will receive alerts on your phone anytime great deals are released.