Southwest Makes It Easier to Earn Companion Pass, Plus Complimentary A-List for Some

Southwest Companion Pass Promotion

Southwest Airlines is rewarding its Rapid Rewards® Members for their loyalty by making it easier to earn Companion Pass. For a limited time, Rapid Rewards Members have three new opportunities to accelerate their way to Companion Pass, one of the most popular perks in the industry.

“We want our Customers to feel valued and appreciated for flying with Southwest,” said Jonathan Clarkson, Vice President of Marketing at Southwest Airlines. “Whether it’s flying with us on a purchased ticket, or on a reward booking, or simply by using one of our industry-leading Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase, Members now have new opportunities to accelerate their way to the highly coveted Companion Pass before the end of the year so they can start planning their 2024 travel.”

The Companion Pass allows Rapid Rewards Members to designate one person to fly with them, free of airline charges (doesn’t include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way) every time the Customer purchases or redeems points for a flight. To qualify for Companion Pass, Members must normally fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 135,000 qualifying points in a calendar year. Once a Member qualifies, they’ll earn Companion Pass for the following full calendar year, plus the remainder of the year in which they earned it. It’s best to earn the Companion Pass early in the year, so you can enjoy it for almost two full years.

Earn Double Companion Pass Qualifying Points

Southwest Rapid Rewards™ Members who register for this promotionpurchase Southwest® qualifying flights, and travel through Nov. 30, 2023, can earn double Companion Pass qualifying points on all qualifying flights.2 Business travelers booking through one of Southwest’s business channels— (SWABIZ®), Global Distribution System (GDS), or Southwest Partner Services (SPS) distribution channels—can earn triple Companion Pass qualifying points per flight during the same promotional period.3

Reward Travel Counts

Southwest Airlines® is making travel even more rewarding this year by applying reward travel toward a Companion Pass. Every flight purchased with Rapid Rewards points counts as one Companion Pass qualifying flight when Customers register for this promotionpurchase Southwest qualifying flights, and travel through Nov. 30, 2023.4

Earn with Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase

Rapid Rewards® Credit Cardmembers who register for this promotion can earn double Companion Pass qualifying points per $1 spent with their Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase, now through Nov. 30, 2023.

Complimentary A-List

Southwest is also surprising some Rapid Rewards Members with complimentary A-List status through December 15, 2023. These sudden status upgrade were showing up yesterday for many members, and today Southwest also sent out emails about them.

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