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Old 06-19-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a question about Southwest Rapid Rewards. I guess I could call them but I will ask anyway. Our SW card is tied to my husband's rapid rewards account. I also have a rapid rewards account but my number is not tied to our credit card because you can only tie it to one account. I recently traveled with my son on SW airlines. We used points for my son's ticket but I bought my ticket with our SW card. Should we get the double points for the purchase of the ticket and also miles for the actual travel? I get confused about how to maximize our points. It seems I should get the miles for my travel and then we can combine all the points when we are ready to plan another trip.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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I have a question about Southwest Rapid Rewards. I guess I could call them but I will ask anyway. Our SW card is tied to my husband's rapid rewards account. I also have a rapid rewards account but my number is not tied to our credit card because you can only tie it to one account. I recently traveled with my son on SW airlines. We used points for my son's ticket but I bought my ticket with our SW card. Should we get the double points for the purchase of the ticket and also miles for the actual travel? I get confused about how to maximize our points. It seems I should get the miles for my travel and then we can combine all the points when we are ready to plan another trip.

Anybody thinking of taking up this offer? Four thousand up front in purchases with a $69 annual fee. Once purchases are completed it takes up to 8 weeks to get companion fare status until 12/31/2019.

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/sou...LX&clk=2488062
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:03 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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The referenced CC offer is a good deal, especially if you have time to travel (retired) and can afford / or have the points for the primary ticket.

My companion flew 140 free ($5.60) flights last yr.

SWA is the bargain of bargains for award travel (as low as 3,000 pts for a one way on some fares) + $5.60 for companion!
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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The referenced CC offer is a good deal, especially if you have time to travel (retired) and can afford / or have the points for the primary ticket.

My companion flew 140 free ($5.60) flights last yr.

SWA is the bargain of bargains for award travel (as low as 3,000 pts for a one way on some fares) + $5.60 for companion!

We are on the fence, but we can easily spend that much at this time of year as we pay our homeowners and car insurance up front at the begining of each year in cash.

Going to do a bit of research to see if you can change the designator. UPDATE: Seems so!

The Member will automatically be notified of Companion Pass eligibility and provided with Companion Pass rules and instructions for designating a Companion. The Member is limited to one Companion at any time. After designating a Companion, the Member will be issued a Companion Pass card. The Companion Pass card is not transferrable. The Member may, however, change his/her designated Companion and request issuance of a new Companion Pass card up to three (3) times each calendar year that the Member maintains Companion Pass status. Any reservation with the current Companion Pass would need to be cancelled before changing his/her designated Companion. Requests may be made by calling 1-800-435-9792. Allow 21 business days for processing and issuance of the Companion Pass card. The Member's designated Companion must be an individual. An individual may not travel as both a Member and a Companion on the same flight. Corporations and other entities cannot be designated as Companions.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:59 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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You can designate companions 3x (Max) / yr. (only ONE at a time)

*warning... that means... A to B and back to A = 3x. (2 total companions / yr)
as does A > B > C (3 different companions / yr)

It would be really nice to have codes for (3) companions and be able to book flights intermittently with each ... Not available.

SWA Companion is Such a sweet deal, tho not as good as the late (1980's) $750 AA annual pass = fly 1x / week for a yr, (with a companion) + accrue Mileage! A friend did international speaking and flew every week on that one for several yrs!

The freedom on SWA to cancel and change makes all the difference for me (tho I LUV fast boarding / no assigned seats).
Since I am in a rainy climate, I book multiple destinations at the same time, then fly to the one with the best weather and cancel (postpone) the other destinations for another time.

Hawaii is going to be a nice additional destination (for $5.60)
* note that some of the SWA international destinations require $70+ for your companion (taxes)
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I have a question about Southwest Rapid Rewards. I guess I could call them but I will ask anyway. Our SW card is tied to my husband's rapid rewards account. I also have a rapid rewards account but my number is not tied to our credit card because you can only tie it to one account. I recently traveled with my son on SW airlines. We used points for my son's ticket but I bought my ticket with our SW card. Should we get the double points for the purchase of the ticket and also miles for the actual travel? I get confused about how to maximize our points. It seems I should get the miles for my travel and then we can combine all the points when we are ready to plan another trip.
For your ticket, you should get double the miles, and then the actual flight miles. For the reward ticket, you'll get double miles on the security fee or non-ticket expenses, but nothing else. However the double/purchase reward miles will post on the cardholder's account, and your miles will post on your account.
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