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Southwest and Chase Bring More Benefits to Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards


Southwest Airlines is excited to announce that our Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards, just got even better. The same great cards now come with more to love: more points, more benefits, and more possibilities. Starting today, new and existing Cardmembers can get even more out of their day-to-day purchases, on our Plus, Premier, Priority, and Business Credit Cards. Cardmembers now have even more rewards categories to earn Rapid Rewards points, new and enhanced benefits that provide an elevated travel experience, and inflight savings – all with no increase to your annual fees!


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With these exclusive benefits, Customers can now earn on everyday spend categories such as select streaming services, local transit and commuting including rideshare. Southwest Plus and Premier Cardmembers now have the ability to enjoy two EarlyBird Check-In® credits per year, and Premier and Priority Cardmembers have the ability to spend their way to A-List status. Cardmembers can enjoy these new perks in addition to their existing benefits, such as Anniversary Points, accelerated earn on Southwest purchases, and points on every purchase made with their card.


To celebrate the addition of the new benefits, new consumer Cardmembers can earn up to 100,000 Rapid Rewards points now through Dec. 7, 2021, for most channels – the best points offer ever for personal Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Cards:


  • New Cardmembers can earn 50,000 Rapid Rewards points after spending $2,000 in the first three months of account opening, and an additional 50,000 points after spending $12,000 in the first twelve months from account opening


In addition, new business Cardmembers have the ability to earn up to 80,000 Rapid Rewards points:


  • New Performance Business Cardmembers can earn 80,000 Rapid Rewards points after spending $5,000 in the first three months
  • New Premier Business Cardmembers can earn 60,000 Rapid Rewards® points after spending $3,000 in the first three months





Additionally, Cardmembers are always able to take advantage of our amazing existing benefits that come when flying Southwest, including:


  • Points that don’t expire
  • No blackout dates or seat restrictions when you redeem with points
  • Bags fly free® (first and second checked bags, weight and size limits apply)
  • No change fees (fare differences may apply)
  • No cancellation fees (failure to cancel a reservation at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds)
  • All points earned with a Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card count toward the coveted Companion Pass®, which allows a traveler to select one person to fly with them for free (not including taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way) every time they purchase or redeem points for a flight**


We’re thrilled to enhance our 25-year partnership with Chase by bringing more benefits than ever before to our award-winning Rapid Rewards Credit Card program, and continuing to offer the best travel products to our Cardmembers. With perks like EarlyBird Check-in, Tier Qualifying Points toward A-List status, 25% back on inflight purchases, as well as expanded benefits to categories like local transit and commuting purchases, we’re giving Cardmembers more out of their everyday travel and spending for future adventures. To learn more about the new benefits or apply for a card, visit


*Freddie Awards – Best Loyalty Credit Card for four consecutive years (2017-2020), 2020 USA Today 10Best List, among others.


**Companion Pass qualifying points are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest®, points earned on Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and base points earned from Rapid Rewards partners. Points earned during a billing cycle on a Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card from Chase are not available for redemption or qualification for Companion Pass status until they are posted on the billing statement and posted to the Member’s Rapid Rewards account. Only points posted on the billing statements and posted to the Member’s Rapid Rewards account during the same calendar year are available for qualification for Companion Pass status. The following does not count as Companion Pass qualifying points: purchased points; points transferred between Members; points converted from hotel and car loyalty programs, e-Rewards®, Valued Opinions, and Diners Club®; points earned from Rapid Rewards program enrollment; Tier bonus points; flight bonus points; and partner bonus points (with the exception of the Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase). No points nor Tier or Companion Pass qualifying points will be awarded for flights taken by the Companion when flying on a Companion Pass reservation.