Southwest Moves Goalpost for Companion Pass
Southwest has announced that the coveted Companion Pass will require 125,000 points, starting with the 2020 qualification year. Many are justifiably frustrated that the new policy was published immediately after the Chase co-brand credit cards wrapped up a limited-time offer that put the previous target of 110,000 easily within reach. To help you plot your strategy, we’ve summarized the ways you can accelerate your progress towards earning the Companion Pass.
Two Days Left: Southwest Companion Pass Offer Ending Monday
Time is running out to sign up for just one Southwest card and secure a Companion Pass until the end of 2019! Check out this post for a short recap of the Southwest offer ending Monday, February 11th. If you aren’t eligible to get the Companion Pass deal, we’ve also included details on a great alternative offer (no 5/24 rule to worry about) that can save you $700 or more on upcoming travel.
Earn a Southwest Companion Pass with Just One Credit Card Signup!
Chase and Southwest have teamed up for what may be one of the top offers of the year. We wrote about the Companion Pass back in December, but this is the first time it has ever been possible to get this deal with a single, personal rewards card. No need to apply for multiple cards, open a business card, or hit a 110,000 points. The Companion Pass comes with the welcome bonus.
6 Updated Welcome Offers – Up To 455,000 Bonus Miles and $2,000 Cash Back!
Both Chase and Capital One have announced increased offers on some of their most popular credit cards, with Chase lifting the bonus on the Southwest consumer cards and Capital One launching some huge offers across the Spark business card range, and on its popular Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card.
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card Review
Chase has added a new credit card to its lineup of Southwest co-brand cards, announcing the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card. The product is Southwest’s venture into the premium card market and joins the Plus, Premier, and Business Southwest cards as a fourth option available to Rapid Rewards members.
The Ultimate Guide to Companion Fares & Companion Passes 
Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. While the terms are much alike, they all carry different definitions as to what constitutes a companion pass or ticket. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well thought out feature of their rewards program, worthy of attention and pursuit, while others have turned it into a lazy half-benefit, slipped into the backend of a credit card’s benefits as an afterthought, and offering only marginal value.
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.
Southwest Companion Pass Promo Expanded to All California Residents
If you’re a resident of California and you want the Southwest Companion Pass, it has never been this easy.