Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.
3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary.
2 points per $1 spent on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases.
1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
Earn unlimited points that don't expire as long as your card account is open.
All points earned with either card count towards Companion Pass.
No blackout dates or seat restrictions.
Redeem your points for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, access to events, and more.
Rates, fees & offers
1 point per dollar
Earn 40,000 points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.
APR: 18.24% - 25.24% Variable APR
Cash Advance APR: 27.24%, Variable
Balance transfer fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Foreign transaction fee
3% of each transaction in U.S. dollars
Recommended credit score
Not sure which card is best for you?
By Sara Rathner
Editor's overall rating
Pros and cons
No blackout dates or seat restrictions
Has annual fee
Has foreign transaction fee
The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card isn't the flashiest card in the Southwest Rapid Rewards family, but it's got a lot going for it.
Its annual fee is $69, and it has the same APR and ongoing rewards rates as its two higher-annual-fee sibling cards, not to mention the same sign-up bonus — and that means you'll get the same head start toward a coveted Southwest Companion Pass no matter which card you get.
Just know that this card doesn’t travel as well as the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card or the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card, nor is it as generous with side benefits.
In fact, if you’re a loyal Southwest customer seeking extra perks when you travel, it could be that the much pricier Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card will still be a better deal for you thanks to the added value you’ll get.
For more information about the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, see our full review.
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