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One of the most sought-after airline perks is the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass, which grants the holder the ability to bring a companion on any Southwest flight at no additional cost (aside from a minimal tax of $5.60 for flights within the U.S.).
When you consider that you can use the Southwest Companion Pass on flights where you can redeem points, the deal becomes even more lucrative.
If you want to obtain Southwest’s Companion Pass and increase your Rapid Rewards points balance, these extraodinary new welcome offers on the Southwest co-branded cards just might be what you’ve been waiting for.
Here are the details of the limited-time welcome offers on the Southwest Airlines co-branded credit cards.
Southwest Limited-Time Companion Pass Welcome Offer Returns
For a limited time, you can earn the Southwest Companion Pass and 30,000 bonus points by applying for any of these Southwest cards (and completing the minimum spend requirement):
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card
- Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card
New cardholders who satisfy the minimum spend requirements will receive a Companion Pass valid until February 28, 2025, plus 30,000 points. To obtain the welcome bonus, you must spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with the card within the first 3 months from account opening.
We value Southwest points at roughly 1.3 cents apiece, so the 30,000 bonus points are worth around $390. However, with the Companion Pass, the welcome offer on any of the 3 personal Southwest cards can be worth hundreds of dollars, if not much more.
These cards also offer a range of benefits that can enhance your Southwest Airlines experience. In addition to earning valuable points and the beloved Companion Pass, you’ll also enjoy perks like anniversary points upon card renewal, EarlyBird Check-In certificates, and Southwest travel credits.
Considering that Southwest’s Companion Pass normally requires 135,000 qualifying points or 100 qualifying one-way flights per calendar year to earn, the welcome offer on these co-branded consumer cards from Southwest is quite generous.
If you’ve been planning on getting a Southwest Companion Pass, these cards are the most cost-effective way to accomplish this goal. However, you’ll want to move quickly and apply since these welcome offers will only be available for a short period of time.
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