[Promo Extended & Expires Today] Wow! Earn 7-weeks of the Southwest Companion Pass with just one flight!


Since most travelers are grounded, fingers crossed the Southwest Companion Pass is extended.
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Wow! For Southwest fliers — or just those looking to travel in the next six months — Southwest just launched a pretty amazing promotion to earn the coveted Southwest Companion Pass. This pass allows another person to fly with you for free (plus taxes/fees) an unlimited number of times for the life of the pass. It is my absolute favorite travel benefit in the entire airline industry and I‘ve personally been a Companion Pass holder for the past 12 years.

Update: This promotion has been extended another day — you can until tonight to lock in this promotion.

With this promotion, all you have to do is book a flight between now and Sept 24th Sept 25th for travel through Nov. 15thIf you meet the terms of this promotion, you’ll then earn the Southwest Companion Pass for a limited time between Jan. 6 and Feb. 28, 2021. Typically, you need to earn 125,000 qualifying points to earn the pass, so earning it by taking just one flight is pretty big. With that being said, typically, you earn the companion pass for the entire year it is earned, plus the entire following year, where you’ll only earn it for about 7 weeks with this particular promotion — quite a difference, but it can still be worth it for some.

Similar to all Southwest promotions, only new flights booked after registration will count. This means if you have an existing flight already booked, you’ll need to cancel and re-book (but register first). Also, only paid flights will count, not those booked with Southwest Rapid Reward points.

Fortunately, even just a one-way flight on Southwest will count and there is no minimum requirement to the cost of the flight. So just a simple $49 flight could earn you the pass. If you have some flexibility in your schedule and are looking to get away next January and February, this could save you a ton of money.

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Fly 2-for-1 while being a Companion Pass holder.

Similar to all Southwest promotions, only new flights booked after registration will count. This means if you have an existing flight already booked, you’ll need to cancel and re-book (but register first). Also, only paid flights will count, not those booked with Southwest Rapid Reward points.

Fortunately, even just a one-way flight on Southwest will count and there is no minimum requirement to the cost of the flight. So just a simple $49 flight could earn you the pass. If you have some flexibility in your schedule and are looking to get away next January and February, this could save you a ton of money.

For those not familiar with the Southwest Companion Pass, it truly is a no-strings attached pass. As long as there is one seat available, you can book your companion onto the flight and just pay taxes/fees. For domestic travel, this is a minimal $5.60 per flight. International travel depends on the exact location, but can range anywhere between $5.60 and $120ish. You can even use Southwest Rapid Reward points to book your flight, so you and your companion can truly be flying for almost free. You can also change your companion three different times during the life of the pass.

Personally, I will not be taking advantage of this promotion for two reasons. First of all, I am already a Southwest Companion Pass holder, so this promotion has absolutely no benefit to me. And secondly, I am not a proponent of traveling right now due COVID-19. I also am not a huge fan of airlines luring people into traveling by offering these types of promotions, but I know everyone has different feelings on the situation.

If you live near a Southwest hub and travel was already on your radar, this might be a great promotion to take advantage of.

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TRACY S
TRACY S
27 days ago

Typo: book the flight between now and September *24*, rather than September *4*. 🙂

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