Check your Southwest Companion Pass Expirations!! (Some are expiring before they should)

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Southwest Companion Passes are Inadvertently Expiring a Year Early

We’ve had a recent series of issues pointed out on the MilesTalk Facebook Group as related to earned southwest companion passSouthwest Companion Passes expiring a full year before they should.

By example, if you earned a Companion Pass on January 15th, 2019, it is valid until Dec. 31, 2020.

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But some members are reporting that their 2020 earned Companion Pass shows an expiration date of Dec 2020 – when it should absolutely show an expiration date of Dec 2021.

My first thought was that it was just “showing wrong” but the system would be accurate, until I learned that this happened to one of the group members last year and they in fact did not have Companion Pass last month until seeing the thread and contacting Southwest to get it rectified.

They are now good to go through the end of the year.

How the Southwest Companion Pass Expires

So, please remember how it works. The Southwest Companion Pass is valid for the entire year in which you receive it and all of the following year as well.  If that is not the date you see, you need to contact Southwest Rapid Rewards (phone, Twitter DM, or Facebook Messenger) so they can fix it.

Also as a reminder, if you haven’t yet earned the Companion Pass and want to earn it from now until December 2021, Southwest Companion Pass Gets Much Harder When These Credit Card Offers Expire on Monday.

For all details on earning the SW Companion Pass via credit cards, please see this comprehensive guide to earning the Southwest Companion Pass with 2 Credit Cards.

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