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Offer extended through September 25, 2020.

The catch? It’s only for two months. Still, if you are flying this fall/winter, the timing could be right for you.

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southwest companion pass promo

Per Southwest, Here is how to receive your Promotional Companion Pass:

  1. Register and purchase a flight by 9/24 25
  2. Travel by 11/15
  3. Companion flies free* with you from 1/6-2/28/2021
    * Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way. Limited time. Restrictions apply.

Promotion Summary:

Fly one flight – one ways are ok, though award flights won’t count – and get 2 free months of Southwest’s Companion pass. You’ll be allowed three changes to your companion even just in the two month period, although if you then earned it for the whole year, that would reduce your total available changes.

If you don’t already have Companion Pass, the best way to get it is via credit card, but very early in a calendar year as laid out by my Southwest Companion Pass Guide post.

What’s nice about this promo is that if you were to fly by November 15th and earn this, you’d have the Companion Pass for the earliest part of the year which is when you’d likely be earning (rather than have already earned) it.

And if you are over 5/24 and unable to use the credit card method, then this is a super easy way to score 2 months of unlimited free travel for a companion.

It’s definitely a solid promo.

Promotional Requirements:

  • Member must register for this promotion, purchase a new qualifying revenue flight between September 22 and September 25, 2020 for travel that must be completed between September 22 and November 15, 2020
  • Registration must be completed prior to booking and commencement of travel
  • A qualifying flight is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines® from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections OR a round trip revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal
  • This includes domestic and international revenue flights booked in any fare family (Wanna Get Away®, Anytime, or Business Select®)
  • The Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking the Member’s qualifying flight
  • Charter flights, group travel, Southwest Vacations® packages, and reservations made using Rapid Rewards points do not qualify for this promotion
  • Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion


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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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