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Southwest Airlines lets friends fly free with new limited-time pass
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has dropped a new promotion but you need to act fast, and it's only for those in their loyalty program.
Starting Monday, August 28, Southwest customers can bring a loved one or friend along for free (mostly) with a new Companion Pass promotion for Rapid Rewards members. Rapid Rewards members can enjoy unlimited usage between January 8 and March 8, 2024.
According to a release, Rapid Rewards should:
- Register for the Companion Pass online and purchase a Southwest flight — one round trip or two one-way trips — between August 28 and August 30.
- Be sure to travel by September 30.
- Designate one companion who will fly for free (flight taxes and fees starting at $5.60 one-way apply, hence the "mostly" free) with them from January 8 through March 8, 2024.
Importantly, the promotion applies to one round trip or two one-way qualifying flights that are booked between August 28, 2023 and exactly 11:59 pm CDT on Wednesday, August 30. Travelers should also remember that the travel period to qualify ends on September 30.
"The Companion Pass is one of the most coveted airline perks in the industry, rewarding Customers for being part of our Rapid Rewards loyalty program,” said Jonathan Clarkson, vice president marketing at Southwest Airlines, in an announcement. "As the airline with heart, we want our Customers to feel appreciated for flying with Southwest, and what better way to do that than to offer the opportunity to travel and share experiences with a Companion."