Southwest Companion Pass Is Back for New Cardholders (Limited Time)

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Southwest Airlines enthusiasts once again have a faster way to snag the coveted Companion Pass.

Beginning Feb. 10. 2022, Southwest co-branded credit cards give new cardholders the chance to score a lucrative sign-up bonus: "Earn the Companion Pass, plus 30,000 miles, after you spend $5,000 on qualifying purchases in the first three months from account opening. The Companion Pass will be valid through Feb. 28, 2023."

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The Companion Pass isn't normally an automatic credit card perk, though it has been included in the sign-up bonus a few times in the past, most recently in early 2021.

This offer is available on all Southwest consumer credit cards including:

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The Southwest Companion Pass is essentially a buy-one-get-one-free pass. Every time you book a flight, you can bring another person along for free (excluding taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way).

You’d typically need to fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 125,000 Rapid Rewards points in a calendar year to get the Companion Pass. Cardholders already have a head start, since all the points you earn, including any anniversary bonuses, will count toward the points requirement. But this sign-up bonus makes the Companion Pass automatic if you can meet the required spending.

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Previously, Southwest co-branded credit cards offered a sign-up bonus with slightly higher miles: Earn 40,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. But as long as you regularly travel with another person — and can meet the $5,000 spending requirement — the current sign-up bonus is much more valuable.

Note that if you currently have a Southwest consumer credit card or have received a bonus on a Southwest card in the last 24 months, you won’t be eligible for this offer.

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