I was thinking the same thing. I was one trip short of renewing A List, but I'm self employed and couldn't swing a last minute trip just for status. I thought about purchasing the points, but the tier qualifying points were hundreds of $$ and the site said those points would not count toward my account points. But, I've been a loyal member since we used little plastic 1-2-3 cards for boarding passes and I just booked a foursome in Business Class in mid January, so I thought I caught a break. Nope, like TJS said, "Just Kidding". Fortunately, I still have time to cancel my January trip and fly another carrier. As the friendly lady has been saying all day today, " We know it's frustrating, and we're sorry for the inconvenience." At a minimum, Southwest, if you're going to ask me to spend $600 just to buy some tier qualifying points at the end of the year, at least you could let me keep the points I purchase.
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