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A-list question

New Arrival

If you apply for the credit card, and spend $1000 in three months, does the 40000 points count towards a-list?


Re: A-list question

Rising Star

Unfortunately, no.  Those bonus points do not count toward A List status.  They are not "tier qualifying points."  


Additional detail from SW's site:


Tier qualifying points are earned from revenue flights booked through Southwest Airlines® or through the use of the Rapid Rewards® Priority or Premier Credit Cards (1,500 tier qualifying points for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases on that card, up to 15,000 tier qualifying points per year).


In other words, with the exception of the bonus points you can recieve from ongoing spend on your SW card, TQPs are earned by flying paid flights only.

-A List Preferred, Companion Pass holder, Community Champion.