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Old 10-17-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Southwest Rapid Rewards Changes

I received an email from Southwest today stating a few changes:

1) Your miles will no longer expire! (YAY!)
2) Starting January 1, 2020, you must earn 125,000 points to earn a companion pass using points which is an increase from the 110,000 points they currently require. (Boo!!!)
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:12 PM   #2
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I received an email from Southwest today stating a few changes:

1) Your miles will no longer expire! (YAY!)
Woot!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:59 PM   #3
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Companion pass so so handy. We earned it once and work hard (charge a lot) to keep earning it.
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Companion pass so so handy. We earned it once and work hard (charge a lot) to keep earning it.
With the companion pass I believe that it starts January 1st each year. Is that correct?
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With the companion pass I believe that it starts January 1st each year. Is that correct?

Yes and no.....


Once you earn Companion Pass status, you have the status for the remainder of the year and the entire following year. So if you earn staus in July, its good for the next 18 months.
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Yes and no.....


Once you earn Companion Pass status, you have the status for the remainder of the year and the entire following year. So if you earn staus in July, its good for the next 18 months.
But the counting of points or flights toward earning the companion pass does start over on Jan 1 of each year.
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But the counting of points or flights toward earning the companion pass does start over on Jan 1 of each year.

Correct.....The earn points and flights towards Companion Pass status starts on Jan 1 and resets after Dec 31 each year.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:01 PM   #8
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I am so close....sweating out the next 2 months. Which sounds ridiculous- oh I need to spend more money. We would only have the 12 months, but that's ok.
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The challenge also is, once you earn it. You can't start booking your next year's flights until you earn it again.
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The challenge also is, once you earn it. You can't start booking your next year's flights until you earn it again.
Thatís exactly the position weíre in. We have the companion pass through this December. We will have to earn another one at the beginning of next year, so we canít book any of our flights for the beginning of the year with the pass.
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