Southwest Companion Pass: What You Need To Know For 2021

This time of year you’d normally be smelling pumpkin spice wafting through the air, but that may be a bit difficult to smell through your mask.

Although you may not be smelling pumpkin spice as well this year, it can only signal one thing: Southwest Companion Pass season.

Getting the Southwest Companion Pass is all about the timing.

Southwest Launches Promotional Companion Pass Offer

The infamous 2020 is soon coming to an end (and, if you ask me, its about time!). Although we still aren’t clear what travel is going to look like for 2021 and beyond, now is the time to at least start thinking about what you would like your travel goals to look like.

If you’re like many travelers, you may not be focused on much international travel.

New Southwest Business Card with 80k Bonus

The brand new Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Credit Card is exciting. Its benefits package is loaded, the 80,000 point bonus is huge, and it makes getting a Companion Pass easy.

If you are eligible to open a business card, keep reading. If you're not sure you're eligible, don't move on so fast. Read the linked post and make sure whether you're eligible or not, because ignoring business credit cards leaves a lot of bonus miles and points on the table. You don't need employees nor even an Employee Identification Number to be eligible.

Free Giveaway: $101 Southwest Gift Card

Update 6/24/19: Congratulations to Shawn McCarthy, winner of the giveaway!

Who wants free money to fly Southwest? This Saturday, June 22, I'll pick a winner. $101 fully transferrable (electontric) gift card up for grabs that doesn't expire.

Here's how to enter:

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Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread

The bonuses on all of the personal Southwest cards are tiered and the same:

40,000 Rapid Rewards for spending $1,000 within three months of opening the account
An additional 20,000 Rapid Rewards for spending a total of $12,000 within 12 months of opening the account

So if you spent $12,000 within the first year on your new personal Southwest credit card, you'd end up with at least 72,000 Rapid Rewards (40k bonus, 20k bonus, and 12k points for the spend it takes to unlock those bonuses).

The new Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance

Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card

 

This giveway is over. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Lanita J. Williams!

I have two exciting bits of news:

#1: Today is my 30th birthday :)

29 years ago

#2: We are running a $100 Southwest Giveaway!

This week one lucky reader will win a $100 Southwest gift card. Southwest gift cards are fully transferable and don’t expire.

There are three ways to enter:

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Fare War: $29 Inter-Island Hawaii Flights

I'll keep this brief as to be timely, as these fares won't last.

Southwest just dropped their price on some of their brand new inter-island flight, between Honolulu and Maui, to $29, and Hawaii Airlines is playing ball. Right now you can find flights on both airlines between Honolulu and Maui, as well as Honolulu and Kona (on Hawaiian) for the super low price of $29.

I'm seeing the Southwest flights pricing at just 1,379 Rapid Rewards (and $5.60 in tax).

WOW….Get the Companion Pass Through 2019 via all Southwest Consumer Cards!

Reminder: These offers expire tomorrow, February 11. I'm not sure if that means right when the date changes--it usually doesn't--or at some point tomorrow, but if you were thinking about going for one of the Southwest cards to nail a Companion Pass for the remainder of 2019, then don't wait any longer. It's safer to apply before midnight tonight. 

All three consumer Southwest Cards' benefits packages have been updated with a limited time offer that lasts for one month.

Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card

Update 12/7/18: THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! I just emailed the winner. Have a great weekend. 

Longtime and generous reader CaveDweller is offering one lucky reader a $100 Southwest gift card. Southwest gift cards are fully transferable and don’t expire. There are two ways to enter:

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Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread

Southwest is currently offering 60,000 point sign up bonuses on its three personal credit cards as well as its business credit card.

Get one personal card and the business card for a boatload of points and a Southwest Companion Pass good until the end of 2020.

You can leverage the offers for ~$3,750 in free flights in 2019 and 2020.
Briefly
You can get both a personal and business card at once, and after meeting their minimum spending requirements, you will have at least 125k Rapid Rewards post to your account (which is more than enough to earn