Check to See if You're Targeted for Free Southwest A-List Elite Status

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Check your email! Southwest Airlines sent out an email to select Rapid Rewards members offering free A-List elite status until June 30, 2021.

To check if you're targeted, look for an email with the subject “[Name], A-List Status is all yours”. Or, you can visit the promotion page and enter in your name and account number to check if you've been targeted for free Southwest elite status. The promotion does say that it's only for members that received the email, but it doesn't hurt to check.

Promotional Southwest A-List Status

Southwest free A-List elite Status Promo

Targeted Southwest Airlines members who receive this email will get the following benefits until June 30, 2021:

  • Priority boarding for everyone on your reservation
    • Priority boarding will be given to members 36 hours before their flight. Members still need to check in within 24 hours of the flight, and the flight can't be booked within 36 hours.
  • 25% points bonus on qualified flights
  • Same-day standby
    • A-List members get stand-by benefits free of airline charges, but still need to pay the government taxes and fees associated with the change in their itinerary.
    • Stand-by is only available on the same day on an earlier flight with the same flight path as the one booked by the passenger, where a seat is available.
    • Stand-by privileges for A-List members will not apply to a companion pass passenger unless the passenger also has A-List status.
  • Priority check-in and security lane access

Normally, you need to fly 25 flight segments or earn 35,000 tier qualifying points in a calendar year to receive A-List status. In 2021, all Rapid Rewards members have gotten a boost of 15,000 tier qualifying points and 10 qualifying flights. So, you only need to actually earn 20,000 tier qualifying points or fly 15 qualifying flights to get A-List status:

Terms and Conditions

  • You must register through the email and receive confirmation of your A-List status before making your first booking.
  • Confirmation typically takes 72 hours after registering.

Our Take

This is a great opportunity for some Southwest Rapid Rewards members. If you've received the email, you will need to fill in your name and account number via the link in the email to register. Your A-list benefits will be applied to all flights until June 30, 2021. If you haven't received the email in your inbox, make sure to check your spam or junk folder to see if it ended up in there.

If you're not already a Southwest Rapid Rewards member, you can sign up today. If you're eligible (although they don't say what the eligibility requirements are), you'll receive an email giving you A-List status.

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    Gabriel L Boisvert says:

    I would totally take advantage of this if I had Southwest flights planned. Unfortunately my next ticket is on JetBlue. 🙁

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    stantonturner says:

    No luck in our family. Has anyone come up with a pattern for who they offer the promo to?

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    Wilfred Wong says:

    I wonder what causes Southwest to target you? I’ve been flying them for a while (although not much in the past year for obvious reasons) and didn’t get this, so maybe it’s to see if they can coax former heavy users back into the skies in their metal?

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    Ethan Gulich says:

    This is really good. I wish this promotion lasted longer. It is only open until June 30 (only for about a month and a half) and I have no travel plans until August. My travel plans for the last 12 months have been very low and my company is not allowing us to travel until at least July.

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    Government charges for the domestic US itineraries are pretty low.

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    Wasn’t eligible, but thank you. I appreciate this blog.

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    Nope; but I don’t have any plans to fly before June 30, 2021 anyway. The promo would be more interesting if the deadline to fly were a later date.

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    Went to southwest.com but gave me the “oops – unable to register please contact customer support”. Would have been nice to be included in that promotion.

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    Nope, guess I have to fly southwest more!

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    I wasn’t targeted, but I’m less excited by southwest status anyway. I generally haven’t had issues with seating even in bad boarding groups. Southwest already has free checked bags. And there aren’t any lie-flat seats on aircraft.

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    I got the email and have signed up.

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    wow that’s an interesting occurrence. I wonder what spurred this. I hope that lots of people get this. I do not fly on Southwest so it’d be useless for me.

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    I’ve been targeted for this, great! Thanks for drawing it to my attention

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    The 2-month promotion is sure interesting indeed. Thanks.

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    Great news, I qualify….bad news it’s only thru 6/30 and my trips are after that date…oh well, it’s not like I’m missing out on first class here to Asia or Europe here….status is a largely honorary thing at WN anyway…..thanks Southwest!

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    No luck. OT But does DL offer anything similar or match?

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    My whole family and I literally just took two Southwest flights yesterday! :'(

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    Patrick B says:

    Thank you. I registered myself, my wife, and my son. Now we just need to travel. Thanks for letting us know. These posts are very helpful since I’d often miss opportunities otherwise.

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    Erik Fernandez says:

    I liked Southwest more when they were a true discount airline.

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    My wife and I we both targeted. Now we need to go somewhere!

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    Gabriel santarelli says:

    Hi , i just signed. Is it possible to share miles accross any different airlines and keep a similar status?

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      JT Genter says:

      Miles typically don’t share between airlines. However, you may be able to use this temporary Southwest A-List status to match to get elite status on another airline.

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    Maryjane says:

    I got an email about this a few weeks ago. I deleted it right away. People love Southwest due to the two free checked bags and the friendly service. But no business class and no interline agreements make Southwest very uninteresting to me.