We’re making it easier for all Rapid Rewards® Members to earn tier status and Companion Pass® benefits in 2021.

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To our Rapid Rewards Members, our heartfelt thank you for your loyalty. We cherish the opportunity to serve you and will be here with a warm welcome when you’re ready to travel again. In that spirit, we're thrilled to let you know we are giving you a boost for the benefits you love most to give you some much-needed travel inspiration.

We’re extending Companion Pass benefits.

  • For our current Companion Pass Members who received an extension of their earned Companion Pass benefits through June 30, 2021, we are extending your benefits another six months.* You can now enjoy Companion Pass through December 31, 2021.

*This does not apply to Members who earned a promotional Companion Pass or did not previously receive an extension through June 30, 2021.

We’re boosting your tier qualifying and Companion Pass qualifying points balance.

We are making it easier for our Rapid Rewards Members to earn tier status and Companion Pass in 2021 by giving each Rapid Rewards Member this boost:

  • 15,000 tier qualifying points (TQPs)*
  • 25,000 Companion Pass qualifying points (CPQPs)*
  • 10 qualifying one-way flight segments towards tier status
  • 25 qualifying one-way flights towards Companion Pass

All Rapid Rewards Members with a Rapid Rewards account opened by December 31, 2020 will get this boost toward earning tier status or Companion Pass benefits for 2021-2022. These points will be deposited automatically in your account within a week.2

A-List Status Points Flights
Points and flight requirements to qualify for tier status and Companion Pass 35,000 25
Boost* 15,000 10
Remaining points and flights needed for 2021 qualification 20,000 15
A-List Preferred Status Points Flights
Points and flight requirements to qualify for tier status and Companion Pass 70,000 50
Boost* 15,000 10
Remaining points and flights needed for 2021 qualification 55,000 40
Companion Pass Points Flights
Points and flight requirements to qualify for tier status and Companion Pass 125,000 100
Boost* 25,000 25
Remaining points and flights needed for 2021 qualification 100,000 75
    Points and flight requirements to qualify for tier status and Companion Pass Boost* Remaining points and flights needed for 2021 qualification
A-List Status Points 35,000 15,000 20,000
Flights 25 10 15
A-List Preferred Status Points 70,000 15,000 55,000
Flights 50 10 40
Companion Pass Points 125,000 25,000 100,000
Flights 100 25 75

As a reminder, last year, Members who earned A-List or A-List Preferred status through December 31, 2020 (not through any type of promotion) received a status extension through December 31, 2021.

* These TQPs and CPQPs cannot be redeemed for travel or through More Rewards, transferred, or donated. These TQPs and CPQPs are only available toward tier status or Companion Pass qualification calculations.

2These points and flight segment credits will be given to all Members with a Rapid Rewards account opened by December 31, 2020.

We’re giving Credit Cardmembers uncapped spending to earn A-List and A-List Preferred status.

Our Premier, Priority, Premier Business, or Performance Credit Cardmembers can earn 1,500 tier qualifying points for every $10,000 spent using their Rapid Rewards Credit Card from the first day of the billing cycle ending in January 2021 through the last statement of December 2021 (the" promotion period") without the cap on how many TQPs you can earn during the promotion period, you can spend your way to status benefits during the promotion period.

Rapid Rewards Credit Cardmember spend to A-List status with unlimited tier qualifying points Promotion Terms and Conditions:

†During the promotional period you will continue to earn 1,500 tier qualifying points (TQPs) for every $10,000 in purchases with your Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier, Priority, Premier Business, or Performance Business Credit Card from Chase (“promotional period” means the first day of your billing cycle ending in January 2021 through your last December 2021 statement date). There is no maximum number of TQPs that can be earned during the promotional period. Beginning with the day after your December 2021 statement date you will go back to earning 1,500 TQPs for each $10,000 in purchases up to $100,000 in purchases annually, which equal 15,000 TQPs ("annually" means the year beginning with your account open date through the first December statement date of that same year, and each 12 billing cycles starting after your December statement date through the following December statement date.). To qualify for this promotion, account must be open and not in default at the time of fulfillment. Only the primary Cardmember who received this offer from Southwest Airlines is eligible for this promotion. Offer is non-transferable. TQPs are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest Airlines or when you, or an authorized user, use the Rapid Rewards Premier, Priority, Premier Business, or Performance Business Credit Card from Chase to make purchases of products and services, minus returns or refunds. TQPs earned during a billing cycle on a Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier, Priority, Premier Business, or Performance Business Credit Card from Chase are not available for qualification for benefits such as A-List and A-List Preferred status until they are posted to your Rapid Rewards account. The following will not count toward qualification for A-List or A-List Preferred status: Rapid Rewards program enrollment points; Rapid Rewards reward flights; Rapid Rewards Companion Pass travel; Rapid Rewards partner points except for TQPs earned on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier, Priority, Premier Business, or Performance Business Credit Card from Chase; bonus Rapid Rewards points, unless specifically designated as such; non-revenue travel, unless specifically designated as eligible; stops at intermediate cities on connecting or through flights; and charter flights. TQPs are not redeemable for travel on Southwest or through the "More Rewards" site.

SOUTHWEST RAPID REWARDS PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card is brought to you by Southwest Airlines and Chase. Southwest Airlines is responsible for the redemption of Rapid Rewards points toward benefits and services. The number of points needed for a particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, fare type, point redemption rate, and other factors, and are subject to change at any time until the booking is confirmed. Rapid Rewards points can only be transferred to the primary Cardmember’s Rapid Rewards account. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the program and/or program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points.

FAQs

Back in April 2020, for Members who earned A-List or A-List Preferred status through December 31, 2020 (not through any type of promotion) we extended their status through December 31, 2021.

Yes, for Rapid Rewards Companion Pass holders who earned Companion Pass benefits through December 31, 2020 and received an extension of their earned Companion Pass benefits through June 30, 2021, we are further extending their Companion Pass benefits through December 31, 2021. This extension does not apply to any Member who earned a promotional Companion Pass or did not receive an extension of Companion Pass benefits through June 30, 2021.

No. If you qualify for an extension of your Companion Pass benefits, your Companion Pass benefits will be automatically extended within a week. There is no action needed by the Members.

All Rapid Rewards Members with a Rapid Rewards account opened by December 31, 2020 are eligible and will automatically receive 15,000 tier qualifying points and 10 flight credits toward A-List and A-List Preferred status, 25,000 Companion Pass qualifying points and 25 flight credits toward Companion Pass benefits into their Rapid Rewards accounts within a week.

No registration is needed. The TQPs and CPQPs and flight segment credits boost will be reflected in your Southwest Rapid Rewards account within a week.

Members can view this information within their Rapid Rewards account. Within My Account on Southwest.com, navigate to the Rapid Rewards tab. Under the Rapid Rewards Summary section, there are tier and Companion Pass progress bars that keep track of your tier and Companion Pass qualifying points and flights for the current calendar year. Once deposited, the tier and Companion Pass boosts will reflect in your progress bar totals for 2021 qualifying balances. Please note that the boosts will not display as transactions under “Points activity.”

No. We made it easier for all Members to achieve Companion Pass status in 2020 by awarding boosts for Companion Pass qualifying points and flight credits. However, our Rapid Rewards program rules have not changed. Once a Member meets the applicable qualifications, tier status and/or Companion Pass is awarded to the Member immediately and is maintained through the following calendar year. In this case, if a Member qualifies for Companion Pass in 2020, their status will be valid through December 31, 2021.

No, the extension does not apply to any Member who earned a promotional Companion Pass or did not previously receive an extension of Companion Pass benefits through June 30, 2021.

Questions for Rapid Rewards Credit Cardmembers spend to A-List Status with unlimited tier qualifying points promotion

Cardmembers with Premier, Priority, Premier Business, or Performance Business Credit Cards.

No registration is required.

Rapid Rewards Cardmembers with questions about earning TQPs can contact Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards. Cardmembers with questions about their spending or purchases should contact Chase at the number on their credit card.