Limited-Time Southwest Companion Pass Welcome Offer

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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, offers that lofty prize as a sign-up bonus on its personal airline credit cards.

Limited-Time Companion Pass Offer

From February 6 through March 11, 2024, New Southwest Rapid Rewards Consumer Cardmembers will earn the Companion Pass, valid through February 28, 2025—plus 30,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points that don’t expire (a Rapid Rewards benefit) —after they spend $4,000 on qualifying purchases in the first three months from the account opening.

This offer applies to the following Southwest personal credit cards from Chase:

Rapid Rewards® Plus Rapid Rewards® Premier Rapid Rewards® Priority
Rewards rate Earn 2X pts. on Southwest purchases, 2X pts. on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming, and 1X on all other purchases Earn 3X pts. on Southwest purchases, 2X pts. on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming, and 1X on all other purchases Earn 3X pts. on Southwest purchases, 2X pts. on internet, cable, phone services, and select streaming, and 1X on all other purchases
Best perk 2 EarlyBird Check-In per year. 1,500 tier qualifying points towards A-List status for every $10,000 spent 4 Upgraded Boardings per year when available
Annual fee $0 $99 $149

What is Southwest’s Companion Pass?

The Southwest Airlines Companion Pass is an exclusive travel benefit that allows you to bring a companion on any Southwest flight for free, only requiring payment of taxes and fees, generally as low as $5.60 for a domestic flight.

Even better, Companion Pass isn’t limited to domestic flights or regular fares. Southwest flies to dozens of locations outside the continental United States, including Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. The Pass can also be used for award tickets, allowing you to redeem Southwest Rapid Rewards points for yourself and bring your companion without using additional points.

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 this new Companion Pass offer, new Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cardholders can bring a travel companion of their choice on as many flights as they’d like through February 28, 2025 (excludes taxes and fees).

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