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This past November, I posted on my strategy to get the Southwest Airlines companion pass for 2012 and 2013. Essentially, this involved applying for two Southwest Rapid Reward credit cards – 1 personal and 1 business. Both cards came with a 50,000 point sign on bonus and speculation assumed that they would count towards the number of points needed to earn the companion pass. You need 110,000 points to earn a companion pass, so the 50k from each card gets you pretty close!
Luckily, my speculation was correct, and over the past few weeks, the 50,000 bonus points for signing up posted to my account and counted towards my companion pass status. Additionally, I was able to spend over $10k on these two credit cards over the past 6 weeks (along with the help of my Dad – thanks Dad!) which also posted to my account. 110,000k points posted – Southwest companion pass here I come!!
So with these two credit cards, I earned 100k points. This equals $1,666 towards towards free travel when redeeming on a “Wanna Getaway” fare. Additionally, even on a free flight, I can have a companion fly with my FOR FREE until December 31, 2013! And in case you are not aware, the companion pass is good for an unlimited amount of flying!
More to come tomorrow on how you can currently obtain your companion pass!