Business Treaveler logo

Travel news, reviews and intel for high-flyers

Southwest Airlines Boosts Rapid Rewards Members

Companion Pass benefits are extended through Dec. 31, and all members will get added Tier-qualifying and Companion Pass points

February 1, 2021

Southwest Airlines has announced that all members of its Rapid Rewards loyalty program will receive a boost to their Tier-qualifying and Companion Pass tallies for 2021.

Rapid Rewards Companion Pass members who earned Companion Pass benefits that had been 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.

Note that 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 additional points toward their Tier-qualifying and Companion Pass tallies for 2021. Rapid Rewards members will receive the following Tier-qualifying and Companion Pass-qualifying boost:

15,000 Tier-Qualifying Points

25,000 Companion Pass Qualifying Points

10 qualifying one-way flight segments towards Tier Status

25 qualifying one-way flights towards Companion Pass.

The fine print: 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. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at

“We’re in a virtuous cycle of recovery,” 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.”