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Another Southwest Companion Pass Trial

Southwest is running another Companion Pass promotion ( they’ve had 2 flash promos ) 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 to Hawaii. Let’s check it out.

Earn a trial Southwest Companion Pass

  1. Register for this promotion and purchase qualifying Southwest revenue travel
    • (one round trip or two one-way qualifying flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii) by May 24, 2024;
  2. Travel across the Pacific in Southwest style both to and from Hawaii anytime between June 1 and July 31, 2024; and
  3. Designate a Companion to fly for free2 on all travel between Oct. 5 and Nov. 15, 2024.

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

  • March 2024
    • 1 roundtrip or 2 one ways and get 2 months of Companion Pass
    • Similar restrictions, no award tickets
  • 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!

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7 Comments

  • Tanya May 2, 2024

    If anyone is interested in this offer, referral code below!

    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.

    https://www.referyourchasecard.com/226m/MK6HN7405Q

  • Mike March 26, 2024

    Hey,

    Amex Gold (90K Reward Point after spend $6k on purchases + 20% in restaurants upto $50 (Incognito Mode)) – https://americanexpress.com/en-us/referral/DAKSHCPUTi?XLINK=MYCP

    Thanks!

  • Matt March 25, 2024

    Here is my referral link for a southwest credit card:

    https://www.referyourchasecard.com/226m/YO6LXWP9ZK

  • Matt March 25, 2024

    For anyone looking to open a southwest card:
    https://www.referyourchasecard.com/226m/YO6LXWP9ZK

  • 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.
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  • 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”.

    Thanks

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