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FAQ: Southwest Companion Pass

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New to the Southwest Companion Pass? Be sure to check out our Basic Guide to earning the Southwest Companion Pass!

How Long does companion pass last?

Companion pass lasts the remainder of the calendar year that you earn it, plus the entire next year!

Can I open one and my boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/dog open the other?

No. ONE person MUST open BOTH cards to get the 125,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points to qualify for the Companion Pass.

How can I designate a companion?

You can do it online at southwest.com after you log into ‘my account’. Secondly, you can call Southwest to designate a companion!

bonus points
after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months

$69 Annual Fee

bonus points
after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months

$69 Annual Fee

Can I change my companion?

YES! You can change your companion up to 3 times per calendar year! You can only have one companion at a time though, so choose wisely!

Let’s say you have companion A that you want to take on a trip in May, and then companion B on a trip in July, then companion A again in September, you can do this and that would count as your 3 companion changes.

Does Companion Pass work with Award Bookings? (AKA can I use my 125,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points and book myself a flight, then book my companion for taxes?)

YES! That’s what makes this pass so great! Prices on points range from 2,000 points and up, so you can absolutely get a ton of use out of your companion pass and only pay taxes for both of you!

Can my companion fly without me?

No. You must be on the flight for your companion to fly.

after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open

$99 Annual Fee

after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open

$99 Annual Fee

Can you use companion pass with your spouse’s points, or even someone else’s?

Yup! It doesn’t matter who or how your ticket is booked, but if you have a confirmed ticket, you are able to add your companion to the flight as long as there are available seats!

Do Transferred Points count towards companion pass?

No. So you could not transfer points such as Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest Rapid Rewards to qualify for Companion Pass.

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