Description: This article is mainly focusing on talking about how you can get Southwest companion pass for 20 18 and 19 depending on your ability to get a business card.
Today we talk about how you can still get Southwest companion pass for 20 18 and 19 depending on your ability to get a business card, it is a great offer for anyone who’s based in California.
The main idea about the Southwest companion pass is that if you get this pass, every time when you fly, you companion will fly as well for free, which means that you are getting 50% off, the best way to optimize this duration depends on when you get enough points.
You have to get 110,000 points within a calendar year, and that’s when you will get the companion pass and you get it for the year after. It’s advantageous to get the Southwest cards to get the companion pass because the minimum spend was $2,000 per card and you also got 60,000 points for all the cards. But now, for the plus and the premiere, the signup bonus drop down to 40,000 points and that makes it a little bit harder.
So getting the points depends on your ability because all you need to do is to hit the 110,000 points. If you are someone who can get a business card, I would recommend getting one and the personal card, in that way, you would have a 100,000 and then you need to find out how to get extra 10,000 points in 2018. There isn’t a specific end date for the Southwest 60,000 offer for the business card. I recommend applying in November or December, because in that way, you can hit the minimum spend in January or early February.
So all of above are available under one condition which is you have to be in California, or you have to have a California address on your credit report. If you are considering moving here, this would be valuable for you, you might have to do some verification, so they will probably ask you to either fax or go into the branch to take advantage of this deal.
Another big thing to consider is this deal is not available for anyone who currently has any rapid rewards credit card, so if you have the plus, the premier, or the business, you’re not going to be eligible for this. If you currently have one of these cards but you have not received the bonus in the last two years, then what you can do is to cancel the card and then to apply for either the same card or a different variation, you might have to wait for a few days.
The main reason why they are doing it is that they are expanding to California coverage and they are adding routes to Hawaii in 2018 and 2019. But this depends on your ability to hit minimum spend and whether you want to keep long-term goal.
The benefit of personal cards is that you can change between each of them after the first year which means that if you got the plus and then after a year, you realized that the premier is better, you do a product change. But you can’t do a product change from business card back to personal cards. Because the minimum spend of the business card is at $3,000 but you can also have higher points which is 60,000 points.
The premier business card has a $99 fee which is the same as a premier personal card and both of these cards also can be 6,000 points at every anniversary, if you value it at 1.5 cents per point, then that’s worth about $90, this means that you’re basically paying $99 for $90 worth of points. But it depends on your circumstances and how you view it.
For the two personal cards, the plus and the premier based off the current offer, you’re going to be spending $1,000 for minimum spend and then getting 40,000 points. If you’re based in California and you want to try companion pass for one year, then I think this is a really good opportunity.
If you already know what the value is and you want to maximize it, I would suggest taking the first route and get it for two years. Another thing is that all the Southwest cards are affected by 524 which means you will not get a proof with these cards if you have more than five new cards in the last 24 months.