Southwest and United promotions for Colorado flyers

Last week Southwest launched a promotion for Colorado residents, whereby those that sign up for a Rapid Rewards account get one free ticket for every roundtrip Business Select ticket they book to/from Denver by January 31 for travel through February 28.

United has sort of matched, although not surprisingly you need to be a lawyer to understand the terms and conditions. All the details can be found here and registration is required. Basically you get an electronic certificate good for a free ticket for every roundtrip economy ticket booked in “Q” class or above by February 14 with travel completed by March 5 (that’s right, if you actually pay for first class you don’t qualify). Only those with addresses in Colorado and travel originating in Aspen, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Eagle, Hayden, Grand Junction, Gunnison and Montrose qualify. “L” class availability is required to redeem the free ticket, which can be tough to come by on some routes.

Comments

  1. I’d go with DEN-ABQ for $300, then get my free L fare to go to MEX (normally $300). Would be good for someone that needs to visit both cities.

    No HNL fares published ex-DEN currently.

  2. DEN-SJU is another option for the L fare… of course, it doesn’t earn RDM/EQM, so really not good for those of us seeking status 🙂

  3. LUCKY,

    L class, atleast there’s no 14 days advanced? Then you might be able to request NC after ticketed.

  4. Thanks for the info. Not sure why I didn’t get an e-mail about it. As a newbie to all of this, is there somewhere I can find a list of united booking classes so I know what is “Q or higher”?
    Also, I didn’t see anything in the rules about prior booked flights. Have a trip scheduled during the promotion dates but was booked last year.

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