Southwest Airlines Offers Fast Track to Elite Status
Southwest Airlines today announced that all Rapid Rewards members can earn double Tier-Qualifying Points toward Tier Status with any qualifying flight from Sept. 3, 2021, through Nov. 30, 2021. Members must register for this promotion, book on Southwest.com, and travel now through Nov. 30, 2021, to fast track their way to Tier Status for 2022.
To register for this promotion, Customers need to provide their Rapid Rewards account number at the time of registration. If a Customer does not have a Rapid Rewards account number, they may register for an account by going online to Southwest.com/account/enroll/. Rapid Rewards accounts are free.
The Member must register for this promotion and registration must be completed prior to booking and commencement of travel. The Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking the Member’s qualifying flight to earn double Tier-Qualifying Points for that flight.
“We understand the pandemic continues to make it difficult for existing Members to earn Tier Status and enjoy benefits that come with achieving it,” said Corbitt Burns, Southwest Airlines’ Director of Rapid Rewards. “Loyalty has never been as important to them and to us, and we want to provide Members with a fast and easy way to reach their next level, whether it is A-List or A-List Preferred status.”
Southwest A-List status requires 25 one-way qualifying flights or 35,000 tier qualifying points. For A-List Preferred you need 50 one-way qualifying flights or 70,000 tier qualifying points. You receive 1,500 TQPs for every $10,000 in purchases on your Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card, or Rewards Performance Business Credit Card. Remember, the maximum amount of TQPs you can receive from the Premier or Priority card is 15,000 ($100,000 in purchases) per year.
Once you earn A-List status, you can enjoy the benefits for the rest of the year and the following year.
Earlier this year, Southwest gave all Rapid Rewards Members a boost to 2021 Tier-Qualifying activity and also gave qualifying Rapid Rewards Companion Pass Holders extended benefits through the end of 2021.