Hello Southwest Flyers, Has anyone noticed the huge increase in the amount of points to book a flight ever since the announcement of Southwest opening up flights to Hawaii. It seems like customers are now being penalized becuase of this new route that opened. I used to be able to book flights from Cleveland to Orlando something for less than 4,000 points, and now if can range anywhere from 8,000 to 14,000 to sometimes close to 40,000 points. I realize that certain dates are more costly than others, but this is becoming difficult to digest. I love free bags and open seating, but it takes a lot more to use points now. After I finally got my points built up, I feel like they are going to get sucked up much more quickly. I have not heard from Southwest and I have not seen any announcements regarding this. I guess it is one of those things pushed under the rug. Makes me want to switch credit cards. I'd be interested in hearing what anyone has noticed or has heard. Thanks.
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