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Promotional Companion Pass Requirements:

  • Member must register for this promotion, purchase a new qualifying revenue flight between September 22 and September 25, 2020 for travel that must be completed between September 22 and November 15, 2020
  • Registration must be completed prior to booking and commencement of travel
  • A qualifying flight is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines® from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections OR a round trip revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal
  • This includes domestic and international revenue flights booked in any fare family (Wanna Get Away®, Anytime, or Business Select®)
  • The Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking the Member’s qualifying flight
  • Charter flights, group travel, Southwest Vacations® packages, and reservations made using Rapid Rewards points do not qualify for this promotion
  • Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A Promotional Companion Pass earned through this offer is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2021. A Promotional Companion Pass allows you to designate one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way), on all flights purchased and flown from January 6 to February 28, 2021.

Once you are qualified for a Promotional Companion Pass, meaning you registered, booked, and traveled on a qualifying flight during the applicable dates specified in the promotions terms and conditions, you will receive an email from Southwest that includes information on next steps and how to designate and utilize the Promotional Companion Pass. Southwest intends to send this email to all qualifying Members within 10 days after the Promotional travel period ends on November 15, 2020.

You can designate a Companion after the Promotional Companion Pass has been awarded to your account (January 6, 2021).

After the Promotional Companion Pass has been awarded to your account (January 6, 2021), you can designate your initial Companion within My Account on Southwest.com® or by calling Southwest at 1-800-435-9792. To change your Companion, you must call 1-800-435-9792.

Once your Promotional Companion Pass has been awarded to your account (January 6, 2021), you can book your Companion’s reservation (subject to flight capacity and availability at the time of booking the Promotional Companion Pass).

You may change your designated Companion up to three times during the Promotional Companion Pass period. If you achieve Companion Pass in 2021 by earning 125,000 Companion Pass qualifying points or flying 100 qualifying flights, any changes to the designated Companion during the time you have the Promotional Companion Pass will reduce the number of changes you can make to your designated Companion in the 2021 calendar year. For example, if you earned a Promotional Companion Pass through this offer, changed your designated Companion twice during the validity period for Promotional Companion Pass, and then later in 2021 earned a Companion Pass, you would only be able to change your designated Companion one more time in 2021.

Terms & Conditions

Register for this promotion, then book a Southwest® flight from September 22 to 25, 2020 for travel dates from September 22 to November 15, 2020 (the “Promotion Period”), and fly during the Promotion Period to earn a Promotional Companion Pass valid for use between January 6 to February 28, 2021.

To register for this promotion, you will need to provide your Southwest Rapid Rewards® account number at the time of registration. If you do not have a Rapid Rewards account number, you may register for an account by going online to Southwest.com/rapidrewards to become a Member. Rapid Rewards accounts are free. Member must register for this promotion, book a Southwest flight between September 22 and by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on September 25, 2020 for travel during the Promotion Period, and fly during the Promotion Period.

Registration must be completed prior to booking and commencement of travel. Valid on new qualifying revenue flights booked between September 22 and 25, 2020 for travel during the Promotion Period and flown within the Promotion Period. Member’s qualifying flight must be booked through Southwest Airlines® between September 22 and September 25, 2020 for travel that must be completed during the Promotion Period. Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking Member’s qualifying flight to earn a Promotional Companion Pass valid for use between January 6 and February 28, 2021.

A qualifying flight is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections or a round trip revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal. Travel booked or flown prior to registration for this promotion is not eligible for the Promotional Companion Pass offer. Charter flights, group travel, Southwest Vacations® packages and reservations made using Rapid Rewards points do not qualify for this promotion. Valid on Southwest Airlines published scheduled service. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion.

The Promotional Companion Pass is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2021 and allows you to designate one person to fly with you, free of airline charges* (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way) on flights purchased by you from January 6 to February 28, 2021, booked through Southwest, and completed between January 6 to February 28, 2021. No points or tier or Companion Pass qualifying points will be awarded for flights taken by the Companion when flying on a Promotional Companion Pass or Companion Pass reservation. You may change your designated Companion up to three times while you have Promotional Companion Pass. If you earn Companion Pass in 2021 by earning 125,000 Companion Pass qualifying points or flying 100 qualifying flights, any changes to your designated Companion during the time you have Promotional Companion Pass will reduce the number of changes you can make to your designated Companion in the 2021 calendar year. For example, if you earn a Promotional Companion Pass through this promotion, change your designated Companion twice during the validity period for Promotional Companion Pass, and later in 2021 earn Companion Pass, you would only be able to change your designated Companion one more time in 2021. Companion Pass is not transferable.

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 Rapid Rewards program and/or Rapid Rewards program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points. 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. ©2020 Southwest Airlines Co.

*Passenger must still pay related taxes and fees, which begin at $5.60 each way.