Southwest Companion Pass
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There are a multitude of ways to earn Rapid Rewards points that will count toward the 110,00 required to secure your Southwest Companion Pass.

The Companion Pass lets one person fly free with you from the time you earn it through the following year (up to two years!) and is an AMAZING deal that can allow you and your family to fly free. However, purchasing (or transferring) points is not one of ways to earn these qualifying points 🙂

So the answer is: No, purchased points do NOT count toward Companion Pass status.

What DOES count toward Companion Pass status?

Learn even more ways to earn the points needed to reach Southwest Companion Pass status in my free ebook!

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  • Lyn Mettler

    Lyn Mettler is a longtime travel writer for US News & World Report, USA Today 10Best and The TODAY Show who created Families Fly Free, a program which teaches families her simple system to use travel rewards to fly for free.

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