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More Status Benefits

You deserve recognition for every flight you take and every point you earn. As a reward for your continued loyalty, we offer three distinct status opportunities. Which will you aim for?

Companion Pass

Friends fly when you do.

Companion Pass is the benefit that allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way) every time you purchase or redeem points for a flight. To qualify, simply fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 qualifying points in a calendar year, and you’ll earn Companion Pass for the following full calendar year, plus the remainder of the year in which you earned it. Starting January 1, 2020, simply fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 125,000 qualifying points* in a calendar year to earn Companion Pass.
Learn more about how to earn tier status or Companion Pass for 2020.

Learn more about the Companion Pass rules and regulations.


How to earn Companion Pass

See how you can earn qualifying points* towards Companion Pass:

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Using the Rapid Rewards® Credit Card is one of the fastest ways to get to Companion Pass. With each swipe, you are earning qualifying points toward Companion Pass.
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Shop at one of our many online retailers, or dine at one of our thousand participating restaurants and rack up even more qualifying points.

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Fly 100 one-way revenue flights in a calendar year. With each flight you purchase, you are earning qualifying points for every dollar spent.  You can also earn qualifying points with our Hotel, Rental Car, or Ground Transportation partners.

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Home & lifestyle
Participating with our valued partners allows you to earn qualifying points on things you do every day.


* Companion Pass qualifying points are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest®, points issued on Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards, and base points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners in a calendar year. Purchased points, points transferred between Members, points converted from hotel and car loyalty programs, and e-Rewards, e-Miles, Valued Opinions, and Diners Club, points earned from Rapid Rewards program enrollment, tier bonus points, flight bonus points, and Partner bonus points (excluding bonus points earned on the Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase) do not qualify as Companion Pass qualifying points.



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