Southwest Status Match Challenge

Southwest has announced a status match challenge, where you will receive A-List status for 90 days, in which time you need to complete 3 roundtrips or 6 one-way trips with Southwest to extend your status for 12 months.

Chase Adds Restrictions to Southwest Consumer Cards

Chase has added eligibility restrictions to the consumer versions of its Southwest Credit Cards. The new eligibility criteria affect the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, and the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card. The change may make getting the Southwest Companion Pass a little more difficult going forward.

Southwest Tweaks the Value of Rapid Reward Points

Southwest has announced an adjustment to the value of Rapid Rewards when redeeming for airfare. Unlike most adjustments in the industry, this one is both good and bad depending on the type of tickets you normally redeem your Rapid Rewards — but the least expensive tickets are going up in price.

What Points Qualify for Southwest Companion Pass?

The Southwest Companion Pass is considered to be the holy grail of award travel — Unlimited buy one get one free on Southwest for a year! However, not all of the points you earn will qualify you for the Companion Pass. Study up, as we cover what does and does not help you qualify for the Companion Pass.