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A-List VS Companion Pass

DJDalamar
New Arrival

I'm sure this has to been asked before however I can't find the info.  Why am I so many less points towards A-List then I am companion pass.  What points count towards A-List.  I'm assuming its flights paid only, and my CC doesn't count but the info makes it sound like it does.   

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Re: A-List VS Companion Pass

jksobonya
Rising Star
Solution

Companion Pass offers a lot more tier qualifying point (TQP) options than A-List/A-List Preferred which is why the counts are different - the breakdown is here: 

 

https://www.southwest.com/html/rapidrewards/eoy-tier-communication.html

 

--Jessica

Re: A-List VS Companion Pass

dfwskier
Top Contributor

You only earn earn A-List qualifying points by flying and a few Chase points @$10k spend levels and start of year bonus points.

 

Companion pass points come from everywhere: flying, hotels, car rentals, shopping, dining, Chase cc points etc, etc, etc.

Re: A-List VS Companion Pass

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@DJDalamar wrote:

 I'm assuming its flights paid only, and my CC doesn't count but the info makes it sound like it does.   


A-List is much more dependent on flying.   Previously you couldn't get A-List without flying, but now it is technically possible if you spend $$$$$ with the right Southwest credit card.  The system is not designed to award A-List from just credit card spend like it does with Companion Pass, thus why you see the difference in your progress.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: A-List VS Companion Pass

parpitt1
Active Member

If you sign in to your Rapid Rewards account with a computer you can actually see exactly which "point types" have been counted to your account. The website allows you to "toggle" between all points, tier qualifying points, and Companion pass points. It gives me a better visual understanding.

I haven't really been able to do that on the app

 

Safe travels.