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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 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.

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.

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.

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.