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Booking flights with points.

Mattspiral8
New Arrival

Hi guys, 

so i am planning on booking flights using my points. I had 80,000 points from last year which i could use to book my flights, plus i have 64,000 points for this year which i am aiming to get companion pass with. 
so if i book a flight with points, is there a way to use the points i had from last year, instead of using the ones for my companion pass?    Would hate to book with points and it ends up taking points from my companion pass.  

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Re: Booking flights with points.

katheek77
New Arrival

I'm pretty sure you could redeem any or all of the points you've earned this year, and they'd still count toward companion pass. But, I'm new to this....

Re: Booking flights with points.

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

There are Rapid Reward points and Companion Pass qualifying points. Other than being earned at the same time, they are completely different. 

 

Your RR points are yours to use regardless of when earned and to purchase any points flight you would like. They have nothing to do with companion pass.

 

Companion Pass qualifying points are good for qualification in the year they  are earned. They expire at the end of that year, and you start the next year with zero CP qualifying points.

Re: Booking flights with points.

Mattspiral8
New Arrival

So the 64,000 points i earned this year, i could use those points for purchases and still have “64,000” on my companion pass points?   So they dont erase at all?   

Re: Booking flights with points.

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@Mattspiral8 wrote:

So the 64,000 points i earned this year, i could use those points for purchases and still have “64,000” on my companion pass points?   So they dont erase at all?   


That is correct

 

They only would erase on 1/1/2023 if you do not earn CP in 2022.

Re: Booking flights with points.

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@dfwskier wrote:

@Mattspiral8 wrote:

So the 64,000 points i earned this year, i could use those points for purchases and still have “64,000” on my companion pass points?   So they dont erase at all?   


That is correct

 

They only would erase on 1/1/2023 if you do not earn CP in 2022.


The qualifying points for all categories erase 1/1/2023 no matter if you earned that level or not. This doesn't affect your Rapid Rewards points balance that you can use any time. 

 

 

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Re: Booking flights with points.

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@Mattspiral8 wrote:

So the 64,000 points i earned this year, i could use those points for purchases and still have “64,000” on my companion pass points?   So they dont erase at all?   


Correct

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Booking flights with points.

SWFlyer007
Rising Star

@Mattspiral8 correct.  So just to get ahead of the thought.  The A list points earned are also, ONLY FOR, the fact it shows what you have accumulated towards A-List, not points you have to use.  

Re: Booking flights with points.

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

FYI, points bookings are now 20% off when you use code SAVE20NOW

Book before midnight central time on March 31st for travel 3/29-5/25

 

--TheMiddleSeat