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Book a Hawaii Flight and Earn a Promotional Southwest Companion Pass [Register Now!]

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Southwest is out with another new promotion that allows Rapid Rewards members to earn the coveted Companion Pass for a limited time.

Perhaps the best thing about this promotion is that it involves going to Hawaii — a big win in our book!

You’ll have to act fast, so let’s dive into the details.

New Southwest Companion Pass Promotion

Southwest Airlines is celebrating 5 years of flying to 5 Hawaiian islands — and what better way to celebrate than with a new promotion?

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The latest offer provides a way to earn a Companion Pass for a couple of months, but you’ll have to act fast. Here are the details:

  • Register for this promotion by Friday, May 24
  • Purchase 1 round-trip or 2 one-way tickets between the U.S. mainland and the Hawaiian islands (cash and Cash + Points are valid for this promotion), also by Friday, May 24
  • Travel between June 1 and July 31
  • Enjoy a limited-time Southwest Companion Pass between October 5 and November 15
  • Note that inter-island flights are not valid for this promotion

What Is the Southwest Companion Pass?

The Southwest Companion Pass is an awesome deal that essentially allows you to get a BOGO on flights for up to 2 years. All you have to pay on the second flight is the taxes and fees, which are $5.60 one-way on a domestic flight.

Companion Pass normally requires earning 135,000 qualifying points or flying 100 qualifying one-way flights in a calendar year.

To get a Companion Pass the traditional way, you need to earn 135,000 qualifying Rapid Rewards points or fly 100 one-way flights in a calendar year. Since Southwest credit card welcome bonus offers are considered qualifying points, applying for a credit card (or 2!) is the quickest way to earn the Pass.

Once you have a Companion Pass, you can add a companion to any Southwest Airlines ticket as long as there are still available seats, and you’ll just have to pay the taxes and fees. You’d have the Companion Pass for the remainder of the year, as well as the next full calendar year.

Of course, in this scenario, you’ll only have a Companion Pass for a couple of months, but it is a good way to test the product out and see if it’s something you’d want to pursue in the future.

Hot Tip:

You can use the Southwest Companion Pass to travel anywhere Southwest flies, including popular vacation spots like Hawaii and the Caribbean.

Final Thoughts

A new Southwest limited-time promotion has rolled around, offering a simple (and fun!) way to earn a Companion Pass for a couple of months this year. If you’re interested at all in visiting Hawaii this summer, you should register and book your flights before the promotion expires!

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Nick’s passion for points began as a hobby and became a career. He worked for over 5 years at The Points Guy and has contributed to Business Insider and CNN. He has 14 credit cards and continues to leverage the perks of each.

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