6,000 Bonus Points Each Year
Each year you renew your card, you’ll receive 6,000 bonus points deposited into your Rapid Rewards account. Oftentimes, you’ll get around 1.3 cents per point when redeeming your Southwest Rapid Rewards points, making 6,000 points worth about $78 towards a Southwest flight.
Those who fly with Southwest know that you want to score as early of a boarding position as possible, as seat selection is a first-come, first-served process.
With EarlyBird Check-In, you’ll be automatically checked in as soon as the check-in window opens, helping you score a great boarding position. The price for EarlyBird Check-In starts at $15 but can be more depending on the route.
Southwest Premier cardholders will receive 2 EarlyBird Check-Ins each year for free.
Tier Qualifying Points
The Southwest Premier card will also help you work your way towards elite status with Southwest by giving you 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points for every $10,000 you spend on the card.
While you won’t want to rely on this alone as a method for reaching elite status, it is a welcome addition.
Discounts on Inflight Purchases
Receive a 25% discount on Wi-Fi, drinks, or other items on your Southwest flight when you pay with your Southwest Premier card.
- Baggage Delay Insurance: If you checked a bag, and it is delayed by more than 6 hours, you’ll receive $100 per day your bag is delayed in coverage towards essential items.
- Lost Luggage Reimbursement: If the items inside of your luggage are lost or damaged by the carrier, you’re covered for up to $3,000 per passenger.
- Extended Warranty Protection: On eligible warranties of 3 years or less, your warranty coverage will be extended by 1 additional year.
- Purchase Protection: Items you purchase with the card are covered against theft or accidental damage, with up to $50,000 in coverage, up to 120 days from the date of purchase.