LEARN HOW MY FAMILY SAVES MORE THAN $8,000 EVERY YEAR FLYING SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
"Learning how to smartly fly Southwest has been life-changing for my family."
Five years ago, my family took 1 or 2 trips by car each year MAX...
Then I was introduced to the idea that you can earn miles and points without EVER flying on a plane... What?!
Pretty quickly, I figured out Southwest had the simplest system to use points to fly free.
Fast forward five years ... My family of 4 flies affordably on Southwest, almost entirely FREE using Southwest points, more than 6 times every year!
And because we fly Southwest so much, I know all the in's and out's of this one-of-a-kind airline.
Yes, I've been exasperated that I forgot to check in on Southwest, frustrated that I was forced to the very back of the plane and confused about things like how to re-book a flight if the priced dropped, using Southwest "credits" and so much more!
The good news? I figured it out so you don't have to!
We've seen the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, hung out with stingrays in the Cayman Islands, seen Pearl Jam in concert in Telluride and hiked Zion National Park in Utah for starters...
I'm going to show you the system MY FAMILY has developed to make the most of Southwest, spill all the tricks of the trade and bust out all my secrets, so you can save thousands traveling, too.
"Thanks to Go to Travel Gal, our family of 4 has made multiple trips over the past couple of years for nearly nothing on Southwest. With Lyn’s amazing help and tips, we have made trips for free that we would have paid for and taken some we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to go on. Our adventures have included Phoenix (twice!), LA, Austin, Denver and Turks and Caicos."
-- Lynsie C.
"I never imagined that I would ever have a Southwest Companion Pass! But thanks to your guidance, we now have a pass, plus all the bonus points. We've been able to fly our family to 4 destinations so far and we still have rewards points left. Thank you thank you thank you!"
-- Jen W.
"I contacted Go to Travel Gal to get advice on Southwest's reward points program. Not only did Lyn help me, but she was great at encouraging me, too. This 'gal' knows her travel!"
-- Steve S.
Start your personal Destination Plan to plan a trip on Southwest entirely on points. Learn the basics of how Southwest operates, including their destinations, no cancellation fee policy and elite status options.
Learn how Southwest’s loyalty program works, including creative ways to earn points without ever setting foot on a plane, how to redeem points for free flights and a look at the Southwest credit card options (NOT required, but an easy way to earn lots of points fast). Plan how you will earn the points you need for your trip in your Destination Plan.
Get schooled in EXACTLY how to book a flight on Southwest AND for the lowest possible cost with video tutorials, as well as learn how to check for lower fares, change or cancel flights and understand the confusing Unused Travel Funds credit. I share my 6-step system for saving on Southwest flights EVERY TIME.
Understand and maximize your in-flight experience from checking in and getting the best possible seat (including options like Early Bird and Upgraded Boarding) to accessing WiFi, free movies, flying with pets, special needs (such as wheelchairs) and *secret* ways to score free drink coupons to enjoy on board. Plus, learn the *secret* way to automatically check in!
Understand the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets 1 person fly free with you for the life of the pass, and your options to quickly and easily earn it with or without applying for credit cards. "Southwest Companion Pass for Beginners" is my most popular course! This program walks you clearly, step by step and in the exact right order, through how to earn the most valuable deal in travel. You'll understand all of the key details to ensure you don’t make the same easy-to-avoid mistakes I see people make over and over, causing them to narrowly miss out on getting their Companion Pass!
Lyn Mettler, aka Go to Travel Gal, is a travel writer and blogger who discovered how to use simple techniques, including the use of miles and points, to significantly reduce the cost of travel, so she and her family of 4 could go on adventures around the world. A longtime couponer, she put the same strategies to work for travel, no longer netting free boxes of cereal but free trips!
Her family has flown almost entirely free since fall 2015 and visited 6 US destinations within a year for less than $100 per flight. She is passionate about showing as many people as possible how to do the same, so they can increase their ability to travel and live a more fulfilling life.
She writes about travel for FoxNews.com, US News & World Report, The TODAY Show and American Legion and has been featured in Forbes, Travel + Leisure, Entreprenuer, the Wall Street Journal, Million Mile Secrets and SmartMoney.
THE VALUE OF SOUTHWEST SCHOOL & SECRETS
If you do nothing else besides earn a Southwest Companion Pass as part of Southwest School, the 110,000 points you'll earn + the pass are valued at:
If your family flies 6 or more places a year on points, as my family does, a family of 4 can save:
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The GET ORGANIZED: MILES AND POINTS TOOLKIT
Tracking sheets to help you stay organized with your Southwest travels
SOUTHWEST CHECK-IN CHECKLIST
To make sure you never skip a key step when checking in on Southwest, which determines your boarding order, and, thus, your seat!
GO TO TRAVEL GAL'S TRAVEL CREDIT CARD PLAN
As a Southwest flyer, discover which cards to get in what order
YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!
When does Southwest School & Secrets begin?
School is "open" as soon as you enroll! Dive into ALL then and start saving!
Do I need to be tech savvy to navigate the course?
Nope! As long as you can click play on a video or download a PDF, you should be golden :).
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unhappy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of purchase, and you'll receive a full refund. A totally no-risk way to try Southwest School & Secrets!
Do I have a time limit to complete the course?
Nope! Go at your own pace. There's no deadline and no hurry.
Do I have to sign up for credit cards to be successful with your system for flying free?
Absolutely not, but responsibly applying for credit hards help you earn points more quickly and easily. There are LOTS of ways to earn points, but it may take you longer accumulate what you need for free travels without credit cards.
Should enroll if I'm a longtime Southwest flyer?
Southwest School & Secrets is designed for those who are new to flying free using miles and points, who infrequently fly Southwest or who fly Southwest, but want to learn more about how to fly free and make the most of their travels on the airline. It is not designed for advanced miles and points collectors or travel hackers.