Description: This article is going to be talking about the quickest way to get a Southwest companion pass and the two consumer cards which are Southwest rapid reward plus and the Southwest premier as well as one business card.
Today I’m going to tell you the quickest way to get a Southwest companion pass and I’ll be reviewing the two consumer cards which are Southwest rapid reward plus and the Southwest premier as well as one business card for you.
These consumer cards are similar, the only difference between the plus and the premier card is the annual fee. The premier card has zero foreign exchange transaction fee and also on your anniversary you get 6,000 miles instead of 3,000 miles. The sign up bonus for these two consumer cards is the same right now which is 40,000, but to get that, you have to spend $1000 in three months.
When I opened up this Southwest plus, it gave me 50,000 Rapid Rewards points, after spending a $10,000 in three months. But you can now get 40,000 points by opening the card. If you open the Southwest Rapid Rewards premier card, it will give you another 40,000 points, in total, you will get 80,000 but you still have to spend some money to get the other 30,000 miles.
Another thing to keep in mind is that these bonus points that you can earn from opening credit cards can count toward your Southwest companion pass which means that by opening up this credit card, you are almost 40% of the way to getting a companion pass.
So you can travel on Southwest and pay for your flights, in this way, you can also earn miles, I opened up a Southwest premier business card and it gave me 60,000 points after spending $3,000 and the main difference is that there is a $99 annual fee, and you have to have a small business as well.
When I first opened up the two consumer cards, I got 50,000 miles and this business card gave me 60,000, then it added up to 110,000 points to get my Southwest companion pass, and that was the fastest way to spend $4,000 on the cards and get all the 110,000 points. But if you don’t have a business, you have to spend more to reach that companion pass.
Now I’m going to tell you what a companion is. When you take your companion to fly with you at the Southwest, they are covered, and the better thing is that you can use miles to book the companion pass, your companion can come with you for free. This is something that has never happened in the airline industry.
I’ve always thought that the Southwest is the best because they are the only one that is keeping no luggage fee when other airlines are racking in billions of dollars in these new baggage checking fees. And they offer some good deals, for example, they offer two miles per dollar spent on Southwest and one point for anything else, that is a generous perk.