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Southwest Status Match Southwest Status Match
Southwest Status Match Promotion Details
A-List is the way to fly.
As an A-List Member, you'll enjoy...
Priority Lane and Express Lane*
Dedicated phone line
Same-day standby and same-day change**
Let's get your status matched! When you click "Register now" below, you will be prompted to send us an email with proof of your current airline elite status with a domestic airline other than Southwest Airlines, your name, and Rapid Rewards account number. Once we verify your information and eligibility, you'll be on your way to the A-List!
Oh, and we're not stopping there. Once you receive your promotional A-List status by participating in Southwest Status Match, simply fly three round trips (or six one-ways) within 90 days of confirmation of your enrollment, and we will extend your promotional A-List status for an additional 12 months.
To find out if you qualify for this promotion, follow these three simple steps:
Sign up for Rapid Rewards®
If you're not already a Member, join Rapid Rewards - the loyalty program with the best reward seat availability.***
Email your information
Click below and provide the information requested in the email to find out if you qualify for this promotion.
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Extend your promotional A-List status
Provided you qualify for this promotion, promotional A-List status can be extended for an additional 12 months by simply flying three round trip qualifying flights, or six one-way qualifying flights, booked and flown within 90 days of your enrollment date.
To be eligible to receive promotional A-List status, Member must (a) be an elite status member on another domestic airline; (b) submit proof of his or her other current airline elite card or statement, name, and Rapid Rewards® account number and all of the foregoing must be verified by Southwest Airlines®. Qualification and promotional A-List status confirmation must be completed prior to booking of travel to receive A-List benefits. Promotional A-List status confirmation typically takes place within 12 business days of registration and verification process. Current A-List Members whose status is expiring are not eligible for the promotion. If Member qualifies for promotional A-List status, during the promotional period, Member will not receive an A-List card, but Member will receive all A-List status benefits on all flights booked after qualifying for this Southwest Status Match promotion, when Member provides their Rapid Rewards account number when making their reservation. This Southwest Status Match promotion is only available to Member if Member has not received promotional A-List status in any other promotion in the last 12 months.
To extend promotional A-List status for 12 months, after qualifying for this Southwest Status Match promotion, Member must book and complete three qualifying round trip flights (or six one-way qualifying flights) from Member's qualifying flights booked and flown between Member’s enrollment date for this promotion and the end of Member’s 90-day promotional period. Valid on new reservations booked within the promotional time period only. A qualifying one-way flight for this promotion is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines. A qualifying round trip flight for this promotion is a revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal. Purchased points will not qualify for this promotion. Tier qualifying points are earned through the purchase of revenue flights or through the use of the Rapid Rewards Premier and Priority Consumer Credit Cards and the Rapid Rewards Premier and Performance Business Credit Cards from Chase. Companion Pass, charter flights, Southwest Vacations® packages, and reward and group travel do not qualify as one-way or round trip revenue flights for extension of promotional A-List status. Changes made to an itinerary after purchase of a one-way or round trip revenue flight may eliminate qualification for extension of promotional A-List status. If A-List status is earned by flying 25 qualifying one-way flights or earning 35,000 tier qualifying points in the calendar year while qualified for promotional A-List status, the regular A-List status will supersede the promotional A-List status, entitling the Member to A-List status through December 31, 2023. Enrollment in the Southwest Status Match promotion must take place before December 31, 2023. Southwest reserves the right to suspend this promotion at any point without notice. This promotion to extend A-List promotional status for 12 months is available to Member if Member has not received promotional A-List status in any other promotion in the last 12 months or participated in any other status match promotion in the last 12 months. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms.
^Boarding positions will be automatically reserved for you and the Passengers on your reservation 36 hours prior to the flight. You and Passengers on your reservation will still need to check in within 24 hours of scheduled departure to retrieve your boarding passes. Some restrictions apply. These restrictions include, but are not limited to, your reservation must be booked 36 hours prior to scheduled departure, and on Group Travel itineraries, priority boarding will only apply to A-List and A-List Preferred Members.
** If there’s an open seat on a different flight that departs on the same calendar day as your original flight and it’s between the same cities, you can get a seat on the new flight free of airline charges. If there isn’t an open seat on this different flight, you can ask a Southwest Gate Agent to add you to the same-day standby list for a flight between the same city pairs that departs on the same calendar day prior to your originally scheduled flight, and you will receive a message if you are cleared on the flight. For both the same-day change and same-day standby benefits, you must change your flight or request to be added to the same-day standby list at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your original flight or the no-show policy will apply. Based on the flight status contact preference selected during booking, the message regarding your standby status will be an email or text message with a link to access the boarding pass via the Southwest app, mobile web, or you can visit a Southwest Gate Agent to print off the boarding pass. If there are any government taxes and fees associated with these itinerary changes, you will be required to pay those. Your original boarding position is not guaranteed. Important: These benefits are available only by seeing a Southwest Gate Agent or calling 1-800-I-FLY-SWA®. If you change your flight through any other channel or to a flight that does not meet the requirements outlined above, you will be responsible for the difference in price. If an A-List or A-List Preferred Member is traveling on a multiple-Passenger reservation, same-day standby and same-day change will not be provided for non-A-List or non-A-List Preferred Members in the same reservation. For A-List and A-List Preferred Members who have also qualified for a Companion Pass®, A-List, and A-List Preferred benefits are not available to the Companion unless the Companion is also an A-List or A-List Preferred Member.
*** Rapid Rewards® named the loyalty program with the best reward seat availability. Source: As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019 at Ideaworkscompany.com