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Make sure you have downloaded Go to Travel Gal's free guide "The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Your Southwest Companion Pass and Flying Free Around the U.S." Then check out these key posts to help you get started, along with a complete, up-to-date listing of blogs on the topic below:

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(Note: you only need 2 out of the 3 Southwest cards for the pass)
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Premier
  • Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred (a great card to have in your wallet after the Southwest cards)
Most Read General Southwest Posts
Earn 2000 Southwest Points on Back-to-School Shopping
Earn Rapid Rewards on Back to School shopping

If you’re in back-to-school mode, you can now earn up to a bonus of 2000 Southwest points when doing your shopping at the Rapid Rewards Shopping Portal. The portal allows you to earn Southwest points by starting your online shopping there. Start at the Back to School linkĀ (marked 2000 Bonus Points on the Portal menu)… Continue reading

Reader Story: How Tom S. Earned the Southwest Companion Pass

Shout out to Tom S. of Colorado who recently earned his Southwest Companion Pass. Hooray! Tom was super smart and took advantage of the high bonus offers we saw available on the Southwest credit cards this year. Here’s how he did it: Signed up and was approved for the Southwest Chase Rapid Rewards Business Premier… Continue reading

Buy Southwest Points for 25% Off Through August 1
Southwest Companion Pass

Need to top off your Southwest Rapid Rewards account to hit a certain number of points to book a flight? You can buy Southwest points in increments of 1000 points, starting at a minimum of 2000 points for $60. Right now may be a good time to buy points if you think you might need… Continue reading

New Targeted Way to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass in 5 Paid Flights
Southwest Companion Pass Go to Travel Gal and are reporting that individuals from different cities like Tulsa and Phoenix are being targeted with an email offer that allows them to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets one person fly free with you for up to two years, after taking FIVE paid round trip flights. According to MillionMileSecrets, the deal… Continue reading

Handy New Southwest Perk I Discovered
Southwest Reservations system change

On our most recent trip this summer, to and from the Rocky Mountains via Denver, I discovered a handy new change from Southwest Airlines that I’m betting is a result of the new reservations system. I always book my family on Southwest points, which all come from MY Rapid Rewards account, but when I had… Continue reading

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