Spotted: A Bigger Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card Bonus for In-Flight Applicants

Meghan CoyleJune 19, 2019

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Sometimes the most lucrative sign-up bonuses aren't available online.

We spotted this sign-up bonus for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card in the wild world of in-flight reading materials.

Offer: Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Seen: June 15, 2019, on a flight from San Jose to Baltimore.

Offer details: Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. For comparison, here's the offer currently available on NerdWallet: Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. For the in-flight bonus offer, you must apply within Southwest's in-flight entertainment portal using your own device, or at a Southwest airport kiosk.

Card details: The card comes with a $149 annual fee, but it also offers perks like 7,500 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary, a $75 Southwest travel credit each year, four upgraded boardings per year when available and no foreign transaction fees. You earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest purchases and Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partner purchases, plus 20% back on in-flight drinks and Wi-Fi. All other purchases earn 1 point per $1.

If you're considering applying for the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card and you can meet the higher spending requirement, you might want to wait until the next time you fly to get the boosted sign-up bonus.

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