Big Deal - the value of the SW Rapid Rewards had plummeted faster than the 2008 stock market. Tried to use one for a flight to New Orleans in February - that is 5 months from now & they only post 6 month travel plans. Absolutely no flight to or from available for a "regular" award, so had to use 2 awards converted to a "freedom" award just to book a flight. No matter how you cut it, SWA has de-valued existing rewards by 50% and made future awards use twice as costly. They will eventually get around to charging for bags too.
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