Be Careful! Delta & Southwest Gift Cards May Not Trigger The Amex Airline Credit

statement credit when the way they were processed by AA/Amex was changed. Last month there was a suggestion that this situation had been reversed but that turned out to be a glitch and, as far as I know, American Airlines gift cards continue not to trigger the Amex statement credits. Now we may be facing a similar issue with Delta and Southwest gift card purchases.

Southwest Confirms It Will Add Another Hawaiian Destination To Its Routemap

It was way back in October 2017 that Southwest announced its intention to commence flights between the mainland and Hawaii and although flights were supposed to go on sale in 2018 it wasn't until March of this year that Southwest finally opened up bookings for travel out of 6 California airports.

Southwest Is Now Selling Flights To Hawaii (Some Are Under $100 Roundtrip)

Just last week I (and quite a few others) were wondering if we were just days away from seeing Southwest Airlines officially launch flights between the mainland and Hawaii and, as of today, that's exactly what's happened.

Are We About To See Southwest Open Bookings For Hawaii?

Southwest first announced its plan to operate flights between the mainland and Hawaii back in October 2017 and the intention was for the airline to commence service to the islands at some point in 2018. 2018 came and went and thanks to delays in getting its aircraft ETOPS certified (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) we are yet to see a Southwest commercial flight making its way to Hawaii....but this may be about to change.

FANTASTIC: Southwest Announces It Will Serve Hawaii From 2018

The airline that so many of us have been hoping will one day fly to Hawaii has finally said that it plans to do exactly that. In an address to employees Southwest CEO Gary Kelly confirmed that the airline plans to operate flights between the continental US and Hawaii from next year.

Southwest Announces Flights To Cuba With Fares From $59 One-Way!

Southwest Airlines has announced its schedule of non-stop services between Florida and Cuba which will be starting up as soon as next month. Last month both Delta and American Airlines opened up reservations on their routes to Havana and, a couple of weeks ago, Alaska followed suit (although it will be starting services later than expected). Now its Southwest's turn to announce details of its new routes and its doing so with an introductory fares of $59 one-way....which is fantastic!
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News of Aer Lingus continuing to add services to the US while Lufthansa kills off a route completely before reopening an old route they haven't deserved in years. Not to be left out of the new route announcements, Southwest's spring schedule shows a number of interesting new options.

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