The much sought-after companion pass on Southwest Airlines is available, but only for a short period of time.
Travelers must register online and buy either a roundtrip journey or two one-way flights by 11:59 p.m. CT on April 5 in order to qualify for the pass, one of the finest travel offers. Then, passengers must book a flight by May 24 and choose a partner to go with them from August 15 to September 30.
Southwest Airlines’ vice president of marketing Jonathan Clarkson stated that customers are more interested than ever in getting the greatest value from their purchases in a statement. “We’re always seeking for ways to show our appreciation for our Rapid Rewards members, and this particular manner of obtaining the coveted Companion Pass is just one of them. It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to have a taste of the benefits and numerous advantages of our renowned hospitality and award-winning loyalty program.”
Travelers can obtain a Southwest companion pass outside of the campaign by either taking 100 qualifying one-way flights or accruing 135,000 qualifying points within a 12-month period. Additionally, there are other ways for travelers to accrue qualifying points, including using a Rapid Rewards credit card, booking stays at affiliated hotels, and more.
The pass permits owners to invite one guest to join them virtually every time they book a flight. Taxes and fees still need to be paid, and they start at $5.60 one-way.
Travelers can switch their selected partner up to three times as part of the program.
While only Southwest provides a genuine companion pass, other airlines, such as Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines, provide discounts for companion travels to customers with certain qualifying credit cards.
In addition, a number of airlines have begun offering unlimited travel tickets. Frontier Airlines introduced their pass in the latter part of last year. Similar flight subscription passes were introduced by Alaska Airlines, allowing customers to book six, twelve, or twenty-four roundtrip flights annually at a set monthly price.
Source: Travel +Leisure