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.
Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card Review
The new Southwest Performance Business Card is currently offering a huge bonus of 70,000 Rapid Rewards points after you meet the minimum spend requirement. In addition to getting you a big step closer to earning the coveted Southwest Companion Pass, we think this card is a long-term keeper for many business owners, thanks to some great ongoing benefits.
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.
Bonus Miles For Shopping With Alaska, American, Southwest, And United
You can earn bonus miles with Alaska, American Airlines, Southwest, and United. All the promotions run through November 18, 2018, and if you maximize all of them, you will pick up a total of 13,500 bonus miles.
2,500 Southwest Points If You Wait At TSA Pre✓ For More Than 10 Minutes
Southwest has announced a promotion at Oakland airport that will give you 2,500 Rapid Rewards points if you wait for more than 10 minutes at TSA Pre✓. The promotion is a trial at Oakland Airport OAK only and will run through June 29, 2018.
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.