Deal originally posted April 22, 2012. Deal ends November 1, 2014. Post updated 10/13/14:
Southwest Airlines and Airtran Airways’ three-year merger is almost complete. For over two years, transfers have been allowed between Southwest’s Rapid Rewards loyalty program and Airtran’s A+ loyalty program.
These transfers present an arbitrage opportunity that caps roundtrip award flights at 19,200 Southwest points (the normal cost of a $274 award.)
This is a cool trick that can save you major Rapid Rewards. You can use this trick in conjunction with your Southwest Companion Pass (the best deal in travel).
- How does this 19,200-cap trick work for the next few weeks?
- How far in advance can you book Southwest flights?