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Seasonal Wanderlust

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir, We must rise and follow her; When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name.”                               –William Bliss Carman I think that “something” about October that sets the blood astir isContinue Reading

Southwest Airlines Acquires AirTran Airways for $1.4 billion

I guess the big announcement to acquire a few time slots at Newark Liberty International Airport seems slightly overshadowed compared with this one. But it really is still significant and fits with the route for the future that Southwest Airlines seems to be taking. Southwest Airlines announced this morning to acquire AirTran Airways for $1.4Continue Reading

Does Anyone Wanna Get Away?

Last month, I offered a chance to win one free standby round-trip ticket to any of 66 cities across the US aboard Southwest Airlines. With only four entries, it didn’t take long to shuffle through the short stack of names and pull out a winner. This won’t be the last opportunity to win tickets fromContinue Reading

And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Kelly Memphis, winner of the Wanna Get Away competition. Thank you to all (four of you) who participated, and more importantly, thank you to anyone anywhere who donated to disaster and poverty relief organizations.Continue Reading

Wanna Get Away?

Last week, Southwest Airlines announced a record 85% passenger-load capacity for the month of July while American Airlines reported its heaviest traffic month in almost two years. Air travel’s up. So is the cost of plane tickets–up 9-10% compared with 2009. Last year, baggage fees alone totaled up to $2.7 billion. For anyone looking toContinue Reading