Lots to Love: 6 Reasons Why Southwest Rapid Rewards Is the Easiest Airline Loyalty Program
It's easy to see why members consider Southwest Rapid Rewards the most customer-friendly airline rewards program. Southwest points never expire, are ultra-easy to use, and you won't pay any change or cancellation fees if your plans change. Here's six reasons why we consider Rapid Rewards the easiest loyalty program to use.
Current New Member Bonuses Provide Bonus Points and Discounts With Hotels and Airlines
New member bonuses are a great way to earn bonus points and free nights when signing up for airline and hotel programs. This includes recent offers from Qatar, Marriott, and Virgin Red. Here's a roundup of the hotel and airline loyalty programs that are currently giving bonuses to new members.
Win a Mystery Trip With the Southwest Destination: Love Sweepstakes
Fancy a mystery trip focusing on barbecues, pickleball, or Western TV? Southwest has launched a sweepstakes called Destination: Love, giving members a chance to win a trip to one of three theme-specific destinations: Texas, Florida, or Montana. Here are the details.
You Can Buy Southwest Points With a 50% Discount (1.5¢ Each), but Should You?
Southwest just launched a new promotion to buy Rapid Rewards points with a 50% discount. This offer runs until December 24, 2023. Targeted Rapid Rewards members can score points for just 1.5¢ each, but is this a good deal? Here are the things you should consider.
Biggest Airline Shopping Portal Promotions of the Year: Up to 16,500 Miles/Points
It's the time of the year when we see the biggest airline shopping portals before Black Friday. This year, members can earn up to 16,500 miles and points across five portals (more than last year at this time), though it requires a minimum of $5,450 of spending to get all the rewards. Here are the details.
Earn 75,000 Points With Limited-Time Increased Southwest Card Offers
Chase recently launched increased welcome bonuses on three Southwest Rapid Rewards cards, with the new offers delivering 75,000 bonus points. Southwest card benefits are many, and the Rapid Rewards program is a favorite of many. The real selling point of these increased offers, however, is their timing. Let's look at why it's ideal.
Earn a Southwest Companion Pass Through 2025 With Southwest Credit Cards
The Southwest Companion Pass is arguably the most valuable perk in airline travel today. If you want to earn a Companion Pass through to the end of 2025, now is the time to start planning your card application strategy to ensure you can maximize the number of months you hold the pass. Check out our latest strategy guide on how to pick up the Companion Pass for the better part of two years by leveraging Southwest credit cards.
Free Drinks and Easier Status Among Southwest Airlines Rapids Rewards Changes for 2024
Over the next few months, Southwest is making changes to its Rapid Rewards program. Changes include the ability to make cash + points bookings, reaching status more easily by reducing required flight segments and spending on Southwest credit cards, and giving A-List Preferred members two free premium drinks. Check out this article to learn all of the details about these exciting changes.
Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card Review: Just Enough Perks for the Annual Fee
The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card offers a modest suite of perks yet delivers enough value to warrant a permanent spot in your wallet year-round. For devoted Southwest enthusiasts, this card potentially holds even greater value. Dive into our comprehensive review to discover if the Southwest Premier Card aligns with your financial and travel needs.
Southwest Offering 3X Bonus Rapid Rewards on Budget Rentals
Budget car rentals are yet another way for Southwest members to earn extra points: A new offer gives 3X rewards on rentals through 2023. This is limited to rentals of four or more days, and there could be blackout dates. However, this could be a great way to get extra Southwest points on car rentals. Here are the details of this promotion.
Get 50% Off Southwest Flights With This Promo Code. Book Flights From $30 or 1,123 Points One-Way.
Southwest Airlines just launched a new promotion to get a 50% off base fares. You'll need to use a discount code and then book your flights by September 28, 2023 — a three-day promotion. That discounts Southwest flights to as cheap as $30 or just 1,123 Rapid Rewards points! However, discounted flights are first-come, first-serve. So, don't delay. Here's how to save.
Do Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Expire?
Southwest Rapid Rewards points do not expire as long as your account remains open. All your points will be forfeited if you close your Southwest Rapid Rewards account. With no expiration deadline, you can focus your efforts on booting your points balance toward your next redemption.
Southwest Promotion: Up to 3X Companion Pass Qualifying Points
Southwest Airlines is offering one promotion after another to help you earn a Companion Pass. The newest promotion gives members up to 3X Companion Pass qualifying points on flights through November 30, 2023.
How To Earn and Maximize Southwest A-List and A-List Preferred Elite Status
Many people assume Southwest's lack of lounges and lie-flat seats mean its elite status isn't worth holding, but it can definitely improve your travel experience. Here’s how you can earn A-List and A-List Preferred elite status with Southwest Airlines, plus some tips on how you can use that status to improve your travels.
A Complete Guide to Southwest Rapid Rewards
Southwest Rapid Rewards is a unique loyalty program among the big four domestic carriers. Southwest doesn't offer any first-class seats, and it utilizes a boarding process that's disliked by many. However, it also provides awards on all flights, easy-to-earn points, and a one-of-a-kind "buy one, get one" that's arguably the best deal in domestic travel. Here's everything you need to know about the Rapid Rewards program.
How a Last-Second Southwest Award Saved the Day
I try to avoid connecting flights. This time, it wasn't possible, and a series of delays made it clear I wouldn't get home in time for work the next morning. Here's how using last-minute Southwest awards provides the best insurance plan in case problems arise during your trip.
The Ultimate Guide to Earning a Southwest Companion Pass
The Companion Pass allows you to fly with one other person for free (plus taxes and fees). To help you plot your strategy, we’ve summarized the ways you can accelerate your progress towards earning the Companion Pass this year.
Southwest Promotions: 35K Bonus Points for Flying Within Hawaii
Southwest Airlines has offered multiple promotions this year. Booking periods for these offers have ended, but the travel periods for eligible flights are ongoing. Watch this page for new offers whenever they're released.
Earn 10X Rapid Rewards Points Using Your Southwest Credit Card This Week
Good news for Southwest Rapid Rewards cardholders this week. Through June 18, 2023, all Southwest Rapid Rewards cards will earn 10x points on up to $500 in Southwest purchases. That's up to 5,000 points. However, you'll need to register first before you'll earn these bonus points. Here's how to do so.
When Should You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest?
Southwest Airlines' Rapid Rewards program is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. You can transfer Chase points to Rapid Rewards at a 1:1 ratio if you have the right credit card. Not all redemption opportunities are created equal, though; check out our analysis on when it does and doesn't make sense to transfer points to Southwest.
20X Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Carbon Offset Donations to Mark Earth Day
If you've never used the Southwest Carbon Offset program, now is your chance to earn 20X points for every dollar donated. This promotion is in celebration of Earth Day and will run through May 17, 2023. Here are the details about the program, and how you can maximize your points through this offer.
How to Select Your Companion and Use Your New Southwest Companion Pass
Have you earned a Southwest Companion Pass in 2023? Or are you on track to do so? If so, this post is your go-to resource for how to use this awesome benefit once you've earned it. Learn how to select or change your designated companion and how to add them to any trip for as little as $5.60 in taxes.
Earn Southwest A-List Elite Status Faster Through Flying and Card Spending Promotions
Southwest Airlines is offering three different promotions to make reaching A-List status easier in 2023. Now through May 31, earn 2X Tier-Qualifying Points on revenue fares, award flights earn Tier-Qualifying Points, and Southwest co-brand credit cardholders earn bonus tier points for everyday spending on their cards. But you'll need to register first. Here's how to do so.
Chase Extends, Modifies ‘Pay Yourself Back’ on Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Cards
Chase extended the Pay Yourself Back benefit to all Southwest Rapid Rewards co-branded cards earlier this year, and now it has made adjustments to the eligible purchase categories. With Pay Yourself Back, eligible cardholders can "pay themselves back" using Rapid Rewards points earned when using their card.
Southwest Airlines Extends Companion Pass Validity, Earning Period
Southwest Airlines suffered catastrophic cancellations over the Christmas holidays. In an effort to help travelers affected by its mass cancellations, Southwest is offering an extension to the validity of expiring Companion Pass and A-List status. Plus, travelers will get an extra month to qualify for a 2023 Companion Pass and/or A-List status. Here's what you need to know about these extensions.
How to Track Delta, Southwest, United Accounts in AwardWallet
In most cases, setting up accounts to track through AwardWallet is straightforward. However, we have to get creative with tracking a few programs, such as Delta, Southwest, and United. Here are your three options for how to track these three programs — including two automated ways that require just a few minutes to set up.
Chase Launches Increased 75K Bonus on Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
Chase just announced impressive new sign-up offers on the personal Southwest credit cards, increasing the bonus to 75,000 points just in time for folks aiming to get a Companion Pass in 2024. This is an excellent offer, even more so when you factor in that the entry-level Southwest Plus Card receives the same bonus as its more expensive counterparts.