Southwest Rapid Rewards Members Getting Boost in 2021 Membership

By Kenneth Holland

January 18, 2021

Southwest Airlines shared news that Rapid Rewards Companion Pass Members who earned Companion Pass benefits previously extended through June 30, 2021, will benefit from an additional extension of their Companion Pass benefits through Dec. 31, 2021. The extension will be reflected in Companion Pass Members' Southwest Rapid Rewards My Account page within a week.

(The extension will not apply to any Member who earned a promotional Companion Pass or who did not previously receive an extension of Companion Pass benefits through June 30, 2021.) In addition, all Rapid Rewards Members will receive boosts to their Tier-qualifying and Companion Pass tallies for 2021.

2021 Rapid Rewards Tier and Companion Pass Qualifications
Southwest Airlines is making it easier for all Rapid Rewards Members to earn Tier Status and Companion Pass in 2021. All Rapid Rewards Members will receive the following Tier-qualifying and Companion Pass-qualifying boost:

  • 15,000 Tier-Qualifying Points (TQPs)*,
  • 25,000 Companion Pass Qualifying Points (CPQPs)*,
  • 10 qualifying one-way flight segments towards Tier Status,
  • 25 qualifying one-way flights towards Companion Pass.

TQPs and CPQPs cannot be redeemed for travel, transferred, donated, or redeemed through Chase More Rewards Program. These TQPs and CPQPs are only available toward Tier Status or Companion Pass qualification calculations.

2021 Credit Card Activity Uncapped Toward A-List and A-List Preferred Status
Rapid Rewards Cardmembers who hold the Rapid Rewards Premier, Priority, Premier Business, and Performance Cards have an opportunity to earn 1,500 Tier-qualifying points toward A-List or A-List Preferred for every $10,000 they spend using their Rapid Rewards Credit Card in 2021, with no limits on credit card spend during the promotional period. See full terms and conditions below.

"We're in a virtuous cycle of recovery: our Customers continue to support Southwest Airlines by flying and engaging with us, while we aspire to remain their airline of choice as their travel needs continue to evolve. These boosts, and an extension of Companion Pass benefits, recognize this two-way loyalty and provide a head start toward requalifying for A-List, A-List Preferred, and Companion Pass benefits for the 2022 travel year," said Jonathan Clarkson, Southwest Airlines Managing Director of Marketing for Loyalty, Partnerships, and Products. "Our goal every day is to make it easier for Customers to enjoy the benefits they've earned, and to earn future benefits for when they are ready to travel."

Source: Southwest Airlines

About the author

Kenneth Holland is an internet publisher with 20 years experience and the founder of SkyGoFly. He is also the original founder of

Join the SkyGoFly Email Insiders Lounge

Join us to receive product updates and special offers from our team....