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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.

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 125,000 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. 
Learn more about how to earn tier status or Companion Pass for 2022.

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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Rapid Rewards® Credit Card

Earn qualifying points every time you use your card.*

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Shop & dine

Get more points when you shop at our online retailers,   or dine with our participating restaurants.

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Fly 100 one-way flights in a calendar year and earn qualifying points for every dollar you spend on a flight. You can also earn qualifying points by booking a hotel or renting a car through one of our partners.*

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Home & lifestyle

Purchases you already make also get you points. Who doesn't love that?

Companion Pass tips

Designating your Companion


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  • Log in to your Rapid Rewards account at®.
  • On your Snapshot tab, find Choose Your Companion, click Enter Companion Info, and follow the instructions.
  • Or, if you'd prefer, give us a call at 1-800-435-9792.

Once you've completed the process, a Companion Pass Member kit and membership card will arrive in seven to ten business days.

Travelling with your Companion


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First, book your flight and then, to book your Companion’s flight

  • Visit the My Trips section of your account.
  • Find your flight in the Upcoming Trips section and click Add Companion. This link will take you to the price page of the Companion booking flow.
  • Click Continue to go to the purchase screen and complete your preferred payment method for applicable taxes.
  • Click Purchase to complete your Companion’s flight reservation.

If you prefer to book with a Customer Representative, call 1-800-248-4377.

Requalifying for Companion Pass


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To requalify for a Companion Pass, you'll need to fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 125,000 qualifying points* in a calendar year.

*Companion Pass qualifying points are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest®, points earned on Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards, and base points earned from Rapid Rewards® partners. Points earned during a billing cycle on a Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card from Chase are not available for redemption or qualification for Companion Pass status until they are posted on your billing statement and posted to your Rapid Rewards account. Only points posted on your billing statements and posted to your Rapid Rewards account during the same calendar year are available for qualification for Companion Pass status. The following do not count as Companion Pass qualifying points: purchased points; points transferred between Members; points converted from hotel and car loyalty programs, e-Rewards®, Valued Opinions, and Diners Club®; points earned from Rapid Rewards program enrollment; tier bonus points; flight bonus points; and partner bonus points (with the exception of the Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase). No points nor tier or Companion Pass qualifying points will be awarded for flights taken by the Companion when flying on a Companion Pass reservation.



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