When logging into my Southwest account yesterday, I found an interesting promotion! It offered me A-List status, which is an elite status level on Southwest, for flying just THREE paid round-trip (or six one-way) flights by April 30. Normally, you have to have 25 paid one-way flights in one calendar year.

The offer appears to be targeted. To check if you are targeted with the promotion, look through your email for anything from Southwest Airlines or Rapid Rewards (I did not get an email). Also, log into your account at Southwest.com, click on My Account (top right), and then scroll down to the Promotions tab on the left.

Click on Promotions and see if it’s there.

Promotion Details

Southwest A List promotion

Look for this screen under Promotions in My Account

To earn A-List status, you need to:

  • Register by clicking the Register Now button (that’s literally all there is to it!)
  • Complete 3 paid round-trip flights by April 30 OR
  • Complete 6 one-way paid flights by April 30
  • Your A-List status will be good through the end of 2018 (earned the regular way, it’s good through the end of the following year)

You could pick some super cheap flights from your home airport, even to cities that are within driving distance, to take advantage of this offer. Keep checking for the best Southwest flight deals of the week here, updated every Tuesday.

What Do You Get With A-List?

Southwest A-List Fly By Lane

There are some decent perks with A-List like priority boarding and earning more points per dollar spent on flights. They include:

  • Priority Boarding – Get checked in before the general public to get a better boarding order
  • Earn 25% more points for each paid flight
  • Get free same-day standby
  • Check in and go through security in the special Fly By lane
  • Dedicated phone line

What do you think? Are you eligible? Will you try to take advantage of this perk?

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