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.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Companion Fares & Companion Passes [2019]

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.

Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?

Yes, Southwest Rapid Rewards expire if you have no qualifying earning activity within a 24-month period. If you fail to have any qualifying earning activity in 24 months, your account will become inactive and all points, awards, rewards, and promotional incentives will be forfeited.