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Flash Promo – Southwest Companion Pass Trial after one roundtrip or 2 one-ways

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Southwest Companion Pass Trial

Southwest is running another Companion Pass promotion ( they just had a flash promo ) on their much desired Southwest Companion Pass where you can nominate another person to fly with you and just pay the taxes and fees on their ticket. This time around it’s a trial Companion Pass that lasts for a couple months as long as you buy a roundtrip, or two one-ways, in the next couple days. Let’s check it out.

Earn a trial Southwest Companion Pass


  1. Register now, then purchase one round trip
    • or two one-way flights by 3/27.
  2. Travel by 5/22.
  3. Companion flies free* with you 8/5-10/2/2024.
    • You’d still any taxes and fees which are from $5.60

Go here to register

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What is the Southwest Companion Pass?

It’s really pretty simple, and as I mentioned one of the topics I’m asked about most. Every single time you fly, whether you used cash or points to book your Southwest ticket, your companion flies with you free. This requires earning 135k Qualifying Rapid Rewards points in a year in order to qualify.

  • You still have to pay the companion taxes and fees
  • You have to select the companion that will fly free with you while your companion pass is valid
    • You can change who this is 3x in the year
      • This is based on calendar year so you could change it 3x this year, and then again 3x in 2022
    • You can make changes by calling this number 1-800-435-9792

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Have we seen Companion Pass promos before?

Yes, most recently we’ve seen Flash Companion Pass promotions that yield a temporary Companion Pass for 6 to 8 weeks. s

  • August 2023
    • 1 roundtrip or 2 one ways and get 2 months of Companion Pass
    • Similar restrictions, no award tickets
  • April 2023
    • 1 roundtrip or 2 one ways and get 6 weeks of Companion Pass
    • Similar restrictions, no award tickets
  • September 2022
    • 1 roundtrip or 2 one ways and get 2 months of Companion Pass
    • Similar restrictions, no award tickets

My thoughts

If you’re looking to get a Southwest Companion Pass, this certainly makes it much easier and gives you trial period to see if you’d like to really go for the full deal for 25/26. Pretty nice!

FAQ from Southwest

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s Southwest® promotional Companion Pass?

    A: A promotional Companion Pass earned through this offer allows you to designate one person to fly with, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way), on flights purchased and flown between August 5, 2024 and October 2, 2024.

Q: Does a flight I booked prior to registration count toward qualification for the Companion Pass promotion?

    A: No. Qualifying flights must be booked after you register, between March 25-27, 2024.

Q: What will happen after I meet the requirements to earn promotional Companion Pass through this offer?

    A: Once you qualify for promotional Companion Pass (meaning you registered, booked and traveled on a qualifying round trip or two one-way flight(s) during the applicable dates specified in the promotional terms and conditions) we’ll send an email within 10 days. This email lets you know you qualified (woo-hoo!) and includes information on next steps and how to designate and utilize the promotional Companion Pass.

Q: When can I designate my Companion after earning promotional Companion Pass through this offer?

    A: You’ll be able to designate a Companion after the promotional Companion Pass is awarded to your account (August 5, 2024).

Q: How can I designate my initial Companion and make changes to my Companion?
A: After the promotional Companion Pass is awarded to your account (August 5, 2024), you can designate your initial Companion within My Account on® or by calling Southwest at 1-800-435-9792. To change your Companion, you must call 1-800-435-9792.

Q: How many times can I change my designated Companion?

    A: You may change your designated Companion up to three times during the promotional Companion Pass period. If you achieve Companion Pass in 2024 by earning 135,000 Companion Pass qualifying points or flying 100 qualifying flights, any changes to the designated Companion during the time you have a promotional Companion Pass will reduce the number of changes you can make to your designated Companion in the 2024 calendar year. For example, if you earned a promotional Companion Pass through this promotion, changed your designated Companion twice during the validity period for promotional Companion Pass, and then later in 2024 earned a Companion Pass, you would only be able to change your designated Companion one more time in 2024.

Q: If I book a reservation prior to August 5, 2024 for travel between August 5-October 2, 2024, when can I book my Companion’s reservation?

    A: After the promotional Companion Pass has been awarded to your account (August 5, 2024), and you’ve designated your Companion, you can book your Companion’s reservation (subject to flight capacity and availability at the time of booking the promotional Companion Pass).

Q: What changes to a reservation would disqualify a flight from qualifying for promotional Companion Pass through this offer?

    A: Any change to a reservation that falls outside of the promotional requirements (enrollment date, booking date, travel date, etc.) will disqualify the flight from this promotion. In other words, flights must be purchased, and/or changed during the promotional period and the new flight(s) must be flown between March 25-27, 2024 to meet the terms and conditions of this promotion.


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  • Mike March 26, 2024


    Amex Gold (90K Reward Point after spend $6k on purchases + 20% in restaurants upto $50 (Incognito Mode)) –


  • Matt March 25, 2024

    Here is my referral link for a southwest credit card:

  • Matt March 25, 2024

    For anyone looking to open a southwest card:

  • Matt March 25, 2024

    For anyone looking to chase this promo on top of some bonus points, this is a referral link to the Southwest Credit Card:
    You’ve been referred! You can choose any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card. Earn 50,000 bonus points with any Southwest Rapid Rewards personal Credit Card. Business owners can earn 60,000 points with the Premier Business Credit Card or earn 80,000 points with the Performance Business Credit Card. I can be awarded if you apply here and are approved for the card.

  • Paige April 3, 2023

    Will this work for two one-way tickets booked on the same reservation?

  • Becca September 6, 2022

    Does anyone know if a flight currently booked in September can be changed (back to the same or similar flight) to qualify and earn the pass? I know this was allowed on previous promotions but the language does state on “new qualifying revenue flights”.


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