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Southwest Offering Companion Pass for New Applicants

Last updated on February 11th, 2021

Do you love Valentine’s Day as much as you love a great deal? Southwest Airlines is offering a free Companion Pass to new Rapid Rewards credit cardholders who meet a minimum spend requirement. Here’s what you need to know about the new, limited-time Southwest credit card Companion Pass bonus offer:

Southwest Credit Card Companion Pass Offer Details

Southwest Airlines and Chase are offering the perfect Valentine’s Day gift – a Southwest Companion Pass. Beginning February 9, 2021, Southwest Airlines credit card applicants can receive a juicy signup bonus of 30,000 Rapid Rewards points and a free Companion Pass when meeting minimum spending requirements. That minimum spend is $5,000 in the first three months from the account opening date.

The signup bonus + Companion Pass is valid for travel through February 28, 2022. The chance to apply for a Chase Southwest personal credit card and receive the 30,000 points and Companion Pass bonus runs through March 10, 2021.

Southwest Credit Cards

Southwest currently offers three personal credit cards for consumers. Each of these cards features an annual fee but offers various perks, anniversary bonuses, and Southwest benefits:

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus

$ 69 Annual Fee
  • 2X points on Southwest purchases
  • 1X points on all other purchases
  • 3,000 anniversary points
  • Points never expire

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier

$ 99 Annual Fee
  • 2X points on Southwest purchases
  • 1X points on all other purchases
  • 6,000 anniversary points
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • A-List status

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority

$ 149 Annual Fee
  • 2X points on Southwest purchases
  • 1X points on all other purchases
  • 7,500 anniversary points
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $75 Southwest annual travel credit.
  • 4 upgraded bookings
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About Southwest Companion Pass

Southwest Airline’s Companion Pass is one of the most sought-after perks of any airline’s frequent flyer program. The pass typically requires either 100 qualifying one-way Southwest flights per year or accumulating 125,000 Rapid Rewards points in a calendar year – neither an easy feat to achieve.

The Companion Pass allows a companion to fly with a traveler for just the cost of taxes and fees. This exceptional perk means one friend or family member can fly with the cardholder for as little as $5.60 per flight.

About Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is one of the leading low-cost carriers – and one of the largest airlines – in the United States. The airline flies to over 70 destinations in the U.S., plus dozens of locations in  Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Rapid Rewards is the frequent flyer loyalty program of Southwest Airlines. Rapid Rewards allows frequent travelers to earn points for flights, baggage, and in-flight purchases with Southwest, plus purchases with eligible Southwest partners. Points apply towards flight ticket discounts, award travel, and more. 

Related Article: The Ultimate Southwest Rapid Rewards Program Guide

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