Southwest Credit Card Bonuses Get a Boost

Craig Joseph
By Craig Joseph 
Edited by Erin Hurd

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Southwest Airlines is giving flyers an early holiday gift this year.

The airline's suite of credit cards, issued by Chase, have long been popular with frequent Southwest flyers. Starting Nov. 3, 2022, Chase is boosting the bonus for all new cardholders of Southwest consumer credit cards:

Limited Time Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

The increased bonus is available on all personal Southwest credit cards, including:

Do the bonus points counts towards the Companion Pass?

Yes! As always, points earned from any of the Southwest credit cards (including the signup bonus) count toward the coveted Southwest Companion Pass.

A Companion Pass holder can select one person to fly with them for free (excluding taxes and fees) for the remainder of the current calendar year and the entire following year, even on flights booked with points.

Southwest recently raised the requirements to earn the Companion Pass from 125,000 points in a calendar year to 135,000. But the good news for Southwest credit cardholders is that they'll get a 10,000-point boost automatically each year they hold the card.

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