[Targeted] Get Southwest Companion Pass Until End Of 2017 With 5 Roundtrip (Or 10 One Way) Flights To/From California (Or Denver)

The Offer

No direct link, you should have received an e-mail. You can also check the promotions tab to see if you have this offer.

  • Register now, and then book and complete 5 roundtrip revenue flights (or 10 one-way revenue flights) from/to California between July 7th and October 31st, 2016 and you’ll earn a Southwest Companion pass that is valid through December 31st, 2017

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The Fine Print

  • I’ve confirmed that intra Californian flights are fine.
  • Only the Rapid Rewards® Member who received this offer from Southwest Airlines® is eligible for this promotion. Offer is nontransferable.
  • Member must register for this promotion between July 7, 2016 and October 31, 2016 and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel.
  • Member must complete five qualifying roundtrip revenue flights (or ten one way revenue flights) originating from or returning to a qualifying Southwest served California airport between July 7, 2016 and October 31, 2016.
  • Member must enter their Rapid Rewards number in their reservation for flights to count toward qualification.
  • Qualifying Southwest served California airports are Ontario International Airport (ONT), John Wayne Airport (SNA), Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Sacramento International Airport (SMF), San Jose International Airport (SJC) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Our Verdict

If you’re not familiar with the Southwest companion pass, I’d recommend reading our dedicated post on it. Basically it means a companion can fly for free with you (even on flights booked with points), you just need to pay the $5.60 security fee. LGB – OAK probably has the cheapest flights at $39 (Tuesday/Wednesday) or $54 (weekends).

One reddit user reporting getting this deal for Denver instead of California as well. Let us know if you got the same deal for a different region.


Hat tip to Frequent Miler & /r/churning 

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Daniel Jeon
Daniel Jeon

I understand that you have to get 110,000 points in order to get the companion pass.
Two questions.
1. I understand that transfer points from UR doesn’t count towards the companion pass rewards, but I saw that if I get the Southwest Premier Personal and business, the points from the two cards when combined will count. What I am wondering is, if my wife and I both get SW Premier personal Credit cards, could we combine the points into one account and will those points qualify despite the fact that it is a transfer?
2. Do I have to start from 0 points and work my way up every year to qualify for the companion pass reward? If I have 70,000 Rapid Rewards to begin the year, could I work my way up to 110,000 and get the companion Pass for that year?


I already have a companion pass from 2 chase cards, could I earn a second companion pass for my kid?


I can confirm that it is only California and Denver markets.


Jan B
Jan B

Found a fare TPA-DEN for $129, to LAX for $118 and $122.

The Florida market is one of the best intra continental market for this promotion if one needs to travel anyway. I wasn’t targeted anyway, just sharing.


I’ve got this offer. Now the question is, if its a good deal or not. Suppose the intra California flights cost $70 one-way. So 10 flights mean $700. Hmm that’s not too bad considering the value of the CP could be a lot. However, you’ll need to travel a lot in order to get the most value out of the CP. That also means you’ll need to buy a ticket for one person each time you travel. Its also worth mentioning here that 6 months have already passed, so one can only take advantage of this offer for 1.5 years, rather than the full 2 years.

Do you think its a good deal?