Everything you need to know about Travel Companion Tickets


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While the Southwest Companion Pass is undeniably the single best companion ticket option around, it is not the only one.  Far from it.  After publishing my tips for using Delta Companion Certificates, I made a list of all of the companion ticket options I could think of.  And it turned out to be a pretty big list:

  • American Airlines CitiBusiness Companion Certificate
  • American Airlines AAdvantage Aviator Silver MasterCard Companion Certificate
  • Alaska Airlines Companion Fare
  • American Express Platinum International Airline Program
  • Amtrak Companion Coupon
  • British Airways Travel Together Ticket
  • Cathay Pacific Companion Ticket Awards
  • Delta Companion Ticket
  • Hawaiian Airlines Companion Discount
  • Lufthansa Companion Ticket
  • Southwest Companion Pass
  • Virgin America Companion Ticket Discount
  • Visa Infinite Discount Air Benefit

Of course, while some of these companion tickets are very useful, others are less so.  And the details vary considerably.  So, I created a new resource on this blog: Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets.  Currently, the page lists all of the above companion ticket options along with the following information:

  • Pros and cons
  • Link to official info about the companion ticket
  • How to get the companion ticket
  • What are the flight requirements for the companion ticket (e.g. the bad ones require purchasing full fare tickets)
  • What is the companion benefit (e.g. free flight?  $100 off?  etc.)
  • How to book

Overall, I see this as a first step towards a complete reference.  Going forward I’d like to create complete guides for each of the useful companion ticket options and link to those guides from this reference.  I also plan to expand the page as new companion options are identified, and to keep it up to date as things change or as we discover errors.

Please click through and let me know what you think!  Again, here’s the page: Complete Guide to Travel Companion Tickets.

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