Last updated on March 25th, 2022
Thanks to a special, limited-time welcome bonus on Southwest Airlines co-branded consumer credit cards, Chase and Southwest are making it even easier to travel together this Valentine’s Day. The new Southwest sign-up bonus of 30,000 points plus a Companion Pass for one year is the latest addition to an already impressive line-up of co-branded airline cards. Here are all the details:
Southwest Adds Companion Pass As Valentine’s Day Sign-Up Bonus
Valentine’s Day is all about spending quality time with your loved ones. But what if you wanna’ get away this February and escape the cold, work, or whatever?
No one understands the power of travel – and companionship better than Southwest Airlines. The carrier, renowned for its impressive Companion Pass, is offering up that lofty prize as a sign-up bonus on its personal airline credit cards.
New Southwest Rapid Rewards Consumer Cardmembers will earn the Companion Pass, valid through February 28, 2023—plus 30,000 Rapid Rewards points that don’t expire (a Rapid Rewards benefit) —after they spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases in the first three months from the account opening.
This offer applies to the following Southwest personal credit cards from Chase:
What Is a Companion Pass?
The Companion Pass is highly coveted and only achievable by making Southwest a regular part of your travel plans. Members must complete at least 100 qualifying one-way trips with Southwest in a calendar year to earn a pass – no mean feat. The only other way to obtain this pass is by accumulating 110,000 points. With the coveted Companion Pass, new Cardmembers can bring a travel companion of their choice on as many flights as they’d like through February 28, 2023 (excludes taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way).
Southwest Continues to Add Value to Its Chase Credit Cards
In addition to this exciting offer, Cardmembers now have even more opportunities to earn towards travel with the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card benefits launched this past fall, like 2X the points on local transit and commuting purchases, including rideshare; and internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming purchases.
The airline also recently rolled out other new features on its personal and small business credit cards, including:
- 25% back on Southwest inflight purchases made with the card
- 2 EarlyBird Check-In® each year
EarlyBird Check-In® is a low-cost option giving travelers the convenience of automatic check-in before Southwest’s traditional 24-hour check-in.
Related Article: The Ultimate Southwest Rapid Rewards Program Guide