One of my favorite benefits is the Southwest Companion Pass. It makes every flight “Buy One Get One Free” when traveling with a designated companion. To make things better it doesn’t matter if the flight is booked with $ or miles making some flights completely free for 2 people!
How do I get it?
- Fly 100 qualifying one-way flights
- Earn 110,000 qualifying points in a calendar year.
What are qualifying points?
- Bonuses from the Southwest Credit Card
- Miles earned on paid flights
Because bonuses from the Southwest credit card count towards the Companion Pass you can earn the bonus without taking a single flight!
If you sign up for the Personal Card (currently offering a 50K bonus through Southwest WiFi or offering a 40K bonus through their public site) and the Business Card (60K bonus) you would hit the requirements, get the companion pass and have 110K+ Southwest miles to start using!
How long is it good for?
Once you earn the pass, you will have it for the following full calendar year, plus the remainder of the year in which you earned it.
Let me know any questions!