@gsking wrote: You're unintentionally complaining about most benefit programs in general, the minimum wage, progressive income tax, and the welfare gap. People less well off than you can't get a "free" benefit without you feeling it reduces the value of your benefit. No, it didn't reduce the value of your benefit, it just reduced the value of your FREE bonus... that you didn't really need. The intent is to help out people adversely affected by the pandemic. You don't seem to be affected. So don't complain you didn't get your "fair share". You don't get welfare payments and food stamps either. Sure, I'm less motivated to earn my CP for next year. But if I get it, I didn't "lose" anything. I have a better idea. Punish SWA by actually USING your CP. Book plenty of flights, and get the second one free, and keep the flights booked. That's what I'm doing. I'm milking every drop out of my CP that I can. I'm about to take off right now. And I'm helping keep SWA employees off welfare, so there's that. Why are you SO angry and how did you get to be appointed as judge of other people's posts? You have made lots of unfounded assumptions about what the person who posted thought. I'm not a mind reader; are you. I hope that you are feeling better now that Covid19 is starting to wind down!
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The new rule on cancelling a flight purchased with points has changed if you purchase a Wanna Get Away fare. The points no longer go back into your account if you cancel the flight. The points are held for one year to be used by the original passenger ONLY. It is the same as buying a flight with cash. I don't know when the rule changed, but I have seen it in print more than once. Look under fare rules on Southwest.com. This is a big downgrade to the program! It was great to be able to book a flight and cancel if your plans changed. You got your points back in your account. The new rule makes the program less desirable, especially if you are booking flights for more than one person.
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