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More Status Benefits

You’re the reason we fly, and you deserve to be recognized and rewarded for the flights you’re taking. That’s why we offer two different tiers and benefits to make every trip your favorite trip.

A-List Preferred Status

As an A-List Preferred member, you will receive all of the standard A-List benefits and the added benefits listed below. Simply fly 50 qualifying one-way flights (40 qualifying one-way flights starting in January 2024) or earn 70,000 tier qualifying points1 in one calendar year. Learn more about how to earn tier status or Companion Pass for 2023. Plus, starting January 2024, fewer flights will be required to qualify for tier status, select Rapid Rewards Credit Cards will earn even more tier qualifying points, and more. Learn more about upcoming Rapid Rewards program changes.


Priority boarding2

You, and everyone on your reservation, get an earlier boarding position. 


Same-day change/standby (taxes and fees may apply)3

Tier Customers have access to a same-day confirmed change with no difference in base fare if there is a seat available on the same calendar day. You may add your name to the standby list with a Southwest Customer Service Gate Agent at the airport or list yourself on our Southwest app or mobile web.

Remember: you're among the first on our priority list!​


100% earning bonus


Earn points even faster with a double points bonus on every qualifying flight.4


Dedicated A-List Preferred member phone line

Special A-List Preferred phone line to help you connect directly with a Customer Representative.


Priority Lane and Express Lane5

A dedicated lane at Southwest check-in counter and airport security checkpoints.


New! Up to two premium drinks7

Enjoy up to two complimentary premium drinks (available for each flight 176 miles or more)


Free Inflight Internet6

Go online to check email, browse social media, or snag a dinner reservation.


Earn more points

with the Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card.

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