Southwest and AirTran “Hurricane Season” Promotion

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Attention adventure seekers, Southwest is currently offering 5000 extra points for flying AirTran into the Caribbean and their other international destinations during this upcoming hurricane season!

As a Rapid Rewards Member, you can earn up to 5,000 Rapid Rewards Bonus Points on qualifying round trip AirTran flights between June 1 and August 31, 2012. Simply register, book, and travel on any of the below nonstop AirTran flights and watch your Rapid Rewards account grow!

To take advantage of this special offer, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Register for this promotion between April 9, 2012 and August 31, 2012.

Step 2: Book a qualifying AirTran flight at between April 9, 2012 and August 31, 2012.

Step 3: Complete your AirTran travel between June 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012.

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A couple items to note

  • You must be a member of both Southwest Rapid Rewards and AirTran A+ to collect this bonus.
  • You earn your normal A+ Rewards credits along with the Rapid Rewards bonus points
  • 5000 Rapid Rewards Points is equivalent to about $83 worth of Wanna Get Away fares
  • This promotion can be earned an unlimited number of times
  • Be advised this promotion coincides with the June 1st start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season!

If you are looking for hurricane-resistant properties to supplement your travel, I can attest first hand from my trip last August that the St. Regis Bahia Beach is built to endure!

HurricaneMeeting Irene at the St. Regis

The Bottom Line

While this promotion is nothing earth shattering, I do like seeing this first wave of integrated offerings from the Southwest and AirTran rewards programs.  I am still holding out hope they merge the rewards programs later this year.

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About alex

Alex loves to travel and does so a lot. Logging 100,000 flight miles each year over the past 4 years, Alex uses points and miles to power his passion. Alex is continuously striving to experience the far reaches of the globe. In his day job, Alex is a Management Consultant frequently on the road advising Technology organizations. I love thinking about, reading about, and talking about all things travel. Feel free to reach me at

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  1. Do you know if you can use the SOuthwest companion pass to take a companion for free on Airtran for this deal?

  2. @Steve – Unfortunately the two are still operating separately for the most part. The SW CP is only valid on SW flights. I would love to see that option sooner rather than later!

  3. do you know if the southwest points will count toward companion pass status for next year?

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