TPOL is in Miami right now shirking his New Year’s resolution to stop traveling. I was supposed to go back to the City tomorrow but a quick check of the weather provided a strong disincentive to do so.
Before I came to Florida, I booked multiple flights on Southwest using points which can be cancelled at any time with no penalty. Judging by the weather in NY, I’d say that speculatively booking the additional flights was the right move. Those of us with no airline status don’t have this luxury when booking on other airlines. This benefit is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially when the cold, dull days of winter in New York are upon us.
Another added perk of flying Southwest is the ability to check in my golf clubs for free. Since the New Year is here and I have 3 more free rounds of Citi Prestige golf, I may never go back.