Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card

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Card Details

Signing Promotion

Get 25,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

Reward Rate

1.43%* question

Annual Fee

$99

APR, Variable

APR: 15.99% (Variable)
Penalty APR: Up to 29.99%, Variable
Cash Advance APR: 19.24%, Variable

Intro APR Promotions

None
Card Features
  • Get 25,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.
  • Get 6,000 points after your Cardmember Anniversary.
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® purchases made directly with the airline and on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Redeem points for gift cards, car rentals, cruises, hotel stays and international flights to over 800 destinations on 50+ global carriers.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
thumbsupPros
  • High rewards rate
  • No foreign transaction fee
thumbsdownCons
  • Has annual fee
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NerdWallet Review

Author: Lindsay Konsko
If you're a loyal Southwest Airlines customer, the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card is a great pick. Even after a significant devaluation in 2014, Rapid Rewards points are still worth a whopping 1.43 cents apiece when redeemed for Wanna Get Away fare. This bests the industry standard of $.01 per point. It also means that the anniversary bonus is worth nearly $86, partially offsetting the card's annual fee of $99. For more details about this card, see our full editorial review here.

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