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Southwest Matches Your Elite Status From Other Airlines

Sept. 21, 2018
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If you fly Southwest Airlines a lot but aren’t getting special perks because you also fly frequently with another airline, you have an option: Get your elite status matched.

To qualify, you’ll need to provide your name and Rapid Rewards account number, along with proof of your current airline elite status with a domestic airline other than Southwest Airlines. You must enroll before Dec. 31, 2018.

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The A-List

Once you receive confirmation of your A-list status match (typically within 12 days), fly three round trips or six one-way trips within 90 days to have your A-List status extended for an additional 12 months.

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The perks of being an A-List member:

You’ll get free same day standby travel based on availability within two hours of your original departure and to the same cities. In addition, you’ll get priority boarding and often quicker routes through priority security lines, a 25% mileage bonus and a dedicated phone line.

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