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Any bonus for Double Qualification?

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If you qualify for status in two ways is there any bonus?

 

For example - If you earn 35,000 points AND Fly 25 One Way Revenue Flights you would qualify for A-List two separate ways, two separate times.

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Re: Any bonus for Double Qualification?

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You can only earn A List/ A List preferred once per year and there is no bonus for earning both the points and the flight segments for a particular status. If you earn the qualifying points/segments for A List as well as meet the requirements for Companion pass then you will have the benefits of both the companion pass and A List. 

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Re: Any bonus for Double Qualification?

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Except the requirements for A List and Companion Pass are VASTLY different.

 

Companion pass would require you to meet the qualifications for A List more than 3 times. 

Re: Any bonus for Double Qualification?

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@Matt4202 wrote:

Except the requirements for A List and Companion Pass are VASTLY different.

 

Companion pass would require you to meet the qualifications for A List more than 3 times. 


Yes I am aware that those qualification requirements are different.

 

Another example if you take 200 flights in a year or earn 250,000 points you won't get 2 companion passes for the year you also won't get an extra year of companion pass for "double qualifying" on a given year. 

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Re: Any bonus for Double Qualification?

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A List is different as there are 2 Tiers, A-List and A-List Preferred, whereas with the Companion Pass there is only 1.

 

Meaning that Southwest, as a Bonus for meeting both criterion could Boost one to A-List Preferred.

 

They've done boosts, and accelerated status in the past, even this year prior to the Pandemic Boost. So it would be feasible to do. Seems worthwhile for Southwest to offer a status accelerator to those who qualify for A-List in more ways than one.

 

Don't need to be snooty and mention things that are massively different.

 

That'd be like telling someone eating a $5 Burger, well you know you could go get the $100 Prime Rib...Makes no sense at all.

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Re: Any bonus for Double Qualification?

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I didn't see anyone being "snooty."

 

@bec102896was simply stating, clearly, how the programs work.