You often hear about traveling with companions. With one ticket you get another ticket absolutely free by just paying taxes. Southwest Airlines is one of the best airlines to travel to or in the US as it also provides travel funds. They provide you with an immense number of benefits and rewards. So, if you are also excited to know all the details of the Southwest Airlines Companion pass then read this full article.
What Is Southwest Companion Pass?
Southwest Airlines free companion pass is the benefit provided as a rapid reward program. It gives you the privilege to pick one person to fly with you, without paying any extra flight cost. By paying just mandatory taxes and fees( around $5.60 one-way) you can travel with two people at the ticket price of one. You have the option to cancel the flight of a companion too. SW companion pass used to fly to domestic as well as an international destination including Hawaii in any seat a business class, wanna get away or any else.
*Note: Companion pass is only valid if the holder is traveling along. Also, pet animals can travel with their companion too.
How To Book Southwest Airlines Companion Pass?
As per the new policies of southwest 2022, you can book the Southwest Airlines Companion pass by following these steps:
- Visit Southwest.com
- Login to Rapid reward point.
- On the snapshot tab, find choose your companion
- Click “Enter companion info”. Follow on-screen instructions.
- Once all the process is completed, a companion pass member kit will arrive with a membership card within 7-10 business days.
How To Book Companion’s Flight?
METHOD 1: VIA THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
First book your flight like you normally do, and then book your companion’s flight.
- Visit the “My Trip” section of your account.
- Find your flight under my trip section. Then Click on add companion
- You will be redirected to the price page of the companion booking flow
- Click continue, purchase screen will come. Complete the preferred payment method process for all the applicable taxes.
- Click purchase to book companion flight reservations.
Note: you can even add a companion to an existing southwest reservation
METHOD 2: VIA PHONE CALL
If you are confused, you can book by calling the Southwest customer care representative at 1-888-526-4112. They will ask for the necessary information and send you the payment link in the registered email. After paying the mandatory taxes and fees, tickets are booked for companions.
Read all the information that is required to travel with Southwest airlines. Go through the Southwest Companion pass rules and regulations of Airlines related to reservation booking, check-in, baggage, and cancellation policy.
What Are The Requirements To Get A Companion Pass With Southwest?
- You must have earned 125000 qualifying reward points.
- Or you must have flown 100 qualifying one-way flights with Southwest in one calendar year.
Frequently Asked Question
Does traveling via Southwest Airlines Companion Pass give any check-in priority to companions?
No, a Companion won’t get any priority on check-in as the holder under Southwest Airlines. They have to check in separately.
Can you change the Companion Pass on Southwest Airline?
As per Southwest Air lines policy, you have the option to change designated Companions three times in a calendar year. You need to cancel the reservation with the current companion before changing the designated Companion.
How do I extend my Southwest Companion Pass ticket?
As per the policy of Southwest Airlines, if you earned an SWA Companion Pass, you can extend it to the next calendar year. So overall you can extend the pass for two years. This does not apply to promotional companion passes
Can I use my Companion pass for someone else?
As this pass is earned by you, then only you can take benefit from this, by traveling with your Companion as much as you want as per Southwest Airlines rules & regulations. You are not liable to hand over the pass to anyone else.
How does the Southwest Companion pass promotion work?
You can earn 2 companions pass up to 50,000 qualifying companion pass points per 1$ spent during the promotion period with your southwest credit card companion passes such as rapid rewards performance business credit card or rapid reward priority credit card.
Can I fly free with a Southwest buddy pass ticket?
No, buddy passes are not free of cost, it covers some cost that depends upon the distance of the flight, fees, and taxes of the airport but some charges vary from airline to airline except employee’s flight benefits include free domestic flights.