Chase, Southwest

The end of getting both Chase Southwest consumer cards for a Companion Pass

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I predicted last year that something like this would happen, and it now has. TPG reports that as of today (no advance notice) you must now get one personal and one business card if you want to get the Southwest Companion Pass for simply opening and meeting minimum spend requirements on two credit cards. Chase will now deny an application for both consumer cards (i.e. once you have one Southwest consumer card, you will not be approved for the other, similar to Chase’s recent rule that you can only get the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Preferred, but not both).

You can still get one personal and one business, and qualify for a Companion Pass.  I can only imagine at some point in the future this goes away altogether, so I’d get it sooner rather than later.

I discuss all the mechanics of this deal in the original post on getting the Southwest Companion Pass with Two Credit Cards.

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