(EXPIRED) Southwest: Take 2 Flights & Get Companion Pass For ~2 Months

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Southwest has launched a new promotion offering a free Companion Pass when taking one round trip or two one-way flights. There are limits on how useful this offer will be though due to the dates involved.

Southwest Companion Pass Promotion

The Deal

Key Terms

  • Member must register for this promotion, purchase one round trip or two one-way revenue flights between September 7, 2021 and September 9, 2021 for travel that must be completed between September 7, 2021 and November 18, 2021
  • Registration must be completed prior to booking and commencement of travel
  • A qualifying one-way flight for this promotion is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections on Southwest Airlines. A qualifying round trip flight for this promotion is a round trip revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal.
  • This includes domestic and international revenue flights booked in any fare family (Wanna Get Away, Anytime, or Business Select)
  • The Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking the Member’s qualifying flight
  • Charter flights, group travel, Southwest Vacations packages, and reservations made using Rapid Rewards points do not qualify for this promotion
  • Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion
  • A Promotional Companion Pass earned through this offer is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2022. Promotional Companion Pass allows you to designate one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way), on flights purchased and flown from January 6 to February 28, 2022

Quick Thoughts

The key things to note with this promotion are the various eligibility dates. You have to book your flights by Thursday September 9 and complete the flights by November 18, 2021. The Companion Pass is then valid from January 6 to February 28 next year.

That’s only 7.5 weeks you’ll have in which to use the Companion Pass, so it’s not going to be valuable unless you’re planning on traveling during that time. This offer could potentially be worth a mileage Companion Pass run if you can find one round trip or two one-way flights to take by November 18 that are cheaper than the cost of the flight(s) for your companion in the first couple of months of next year. If you’ll be taking multiple trips in January and February, that makes the math work out even more in your favor.

There are various other offers that can stack nicely with this Companion Pass promotion. There’s a targeted 10% Chase Offer, Amex airline fee credits if your Southwest flights are cheap enough, double tier qualifying points and a possibly targeted promotion to make it easier to requalify for A-List or A-List Preferred status.

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