Southwest: New route from Houston (HOU) to Washington, DC (DCA) + double points

Beginning August 4, 2013, Southwest will inaugurate new nonstop service between Houston (HOU) and Washington, DC (DCA). To commemorate this event they’re having a double points promotion for flights on that route for the rest of this year. That means you will receive 24 points (instead of the standard 12 points) per dollar spent on Business Select® Fares, 20 points (instead of ten points) per dollar spent on Anytime Fares, and 12 points (instead of six points) per dollar spent on Wanna Get Away® Fares.

Double points promotions such as this are a great way to earn points towards free travel. Even if you’re not sure if you’re going to fly out to the Washington, DC area this year, you should register anyway because you will not be able to take advantage of this promotion if you have not registered your account by August 4, 2013.

New routes = more competition = lower prices, so this is good news for Houston.


  • Register for this promotion between May 30, 2013 and August 4, 2013.
  • Book your flights through Southwest Airlines between May 30, 2013 and August 4, 2013 for travel between Houston (Hobby) and Washington DC (Reagan National).
  • Complete your flights between August 4, 2013 and December 31, 2013.  (Southwest® service between Houston (Hobby) and Washington DC (Reagan National) begins August 4, 2013.