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Did the Southwest card update

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by dewey089, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    Well, I bit on the upgrade offer for the Southwest card. The new one is $100 a year, but it all comes back in travel value. The card also has no fees for out of country charges and we go to France in November so that is a good deal. Seemed easy enough to do.
     
  2. nubia11

    nubia11 Low-Roller

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    I'm planning to upgrade as well. Seems like a decent deal and we are hoping to get to Europe in 2013 so the zero conversion fee is definitely appealing.
     
  3. Buddha

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    Be careful with that SWA credit card update.

    We also thought it was a good deal ... going from a $59 annual fee, and 3000 RR points (worth $50), up to a $99 fee, with an increase to 6000 annual RR points (worth $100), plus the 1500 bonus RR points (worth $25) with your first purchase.

    HOWEVER ... we had just renewed our existing $59 card on Aug. 1 (including the 3000 points) ... so we "assumed" we could upgrade for the $40 difference, and also get the "additional" 3000 points. Well, the agent said the $40 increase would be correct, but we would not get any additional points until our next anniversary, next August, at which time we would then pay the full $99, and then receive the full 6000 points.

    Soooooo ... we would in effect be paying $40 extra now, and get nothing for it, except the 1500 point bonus. Paying $40 for a $25 bonus just doesn't make any mathematical sense.

    We told the agent we were no longer interested ..... :grrr:
     
  4. Iamrice

    Iamrice High-Roller

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    I did it and I was refunded my "unused portion" of last years annual fee.

    Heading to Europe in late March so I am really happy to avoid those fees!
     
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