southwest companion pass 2 years 135,000

You may have heard the news. As of next year (2023), you will need 10,000 more Southwest Companion Pass points to qualify for Companion pass. However, if you hold a Southwest credit card before Dec 31st of any year, you’ll be gifted 10,000 Companion Pass points in January.

This will make things harder if you are getting a Companion Pass using the credit card strategy early in the year, but changed nothing if you apply mid-October to mid-December.

I have updated the master “Guide to Earning Companion Pass Master Guide” accordingly.

If you follow the strategy starting now (being careful not to hit ANY minimum spend to receive the bonus offer on the cards until January 1st), there’s no effective difference.

southwest companion pass 2 years 135,000


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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 the South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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