Southwest: Bring A Friend For Free Every Time You Fly When You Fly Once By November 15

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Southwest Airlines has an incredible offer where you can bring a friend for free every time you fly! You read that right – a second person can travel with you an unlimited number of times if you fly once by November 15! Details on this limited time offer below.

Ninja Update 9/25/20: Registering and purchasing a ticket has been extended one extra day, from 9/24 to 9/25. Last chance to get in on this promotion.

Overview

Want to bring a friend for free every time you fly?

You can with Southwest Airlines’ latest promotion.

All you have to do is fly once before November 15 and Southwest will award you something called a “Companion Pass”. This allows someone you select as your companion to fly for free with you an unlimited amount of times for two months!

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How To Receive Promotional Companion Pass

Registration Link

  1. Register and purchase a flight by 9/25/20
  2. Travel once by 11/15/20
  3. Receive a promotional Companion Pass where your companion will fly with you free* between 1/6/2021 and 2/28/2021

*Taxes and fees totaling $5.60 one-way not included.

Promotional Requirements

  1. Member must register for this promotion, purchase a new qualifying revenue flight between September 22 and September 24, 2020 for travel that must be completed between September 22 and November 15, 2020
  2. Registration must be completed prior to booking and commencement of travel
  3. A qualifying flight is a one-way revenue flight on Southwest Airlines® from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections OR a round trip revenue flight on Southwest Airlines from an origin city to a destination city and back to the originating airport or carrier-recognized co-terminal
  4. This includes domestic and international revenue flights booked in any fare family (Wanna Get Away®, Anytime, or Business Select®)
  5. The Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking the Member’s qualifying flight
  6. Charter flights, group travel, Southwest Vacations® packages, and reservations made using Rapid Rewards points do not qualify for this promotion
  7. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion

Promotion Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Is A Southwest Promotional Companion Pass?

A Promotional Companion Pass earned through this offer is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2021. A Promotional Companion Pass allows you to designate one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way), on all flights purchased and flown from January 6 to February 28, 2021.

What will happen after I meet the requirements to earn Promotional Companion Pass through this offer?

A Promotional Companion Pass earned through this offer is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2021. A Promotional Companion Pass allows you to designate one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way), on all flights purchased and flown from January 6 to February 28, 2021.

When can I designate my Companion after earning a Promotional Companion Pass through this offer?

A Promotional Companion Pass earned through this offer is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2021. A Promotional Companion Pass allows you to designate one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way), on all flights purchased and flown from January 6 to February 28, 2021.

How can I designate my initial Companion and change my Companion?

After the Promotional Companion Pass has been awarded to your account (January 6, 2021), you can designate your initial Companion within My Account on Southwest.com or by calling Southwest at 1-800-435-9792. To change your Companion, you must call 1-800-435-9792.

If I book a reservation prior to January 6, 2021 for travel between January 6 and February 28, 2021, when can I book my Companion’s reservation?

Once your Promotional Companion Pass has been awarded to your account (January 6, 2021), you can book your Companion’s reservation (subject to flight capacity and availability at the time of booking the Promotional Companion Pass).

How many times can I change my designated Companion?

You may change your designated Companion up to three times during the Promotional Companion Pass period. If you achieve Companion Pass in 2021 by earning 125,000 Companion Pass qualifying points or flying 100 qualifying flights, any changes to the designated Companion during the time you have the Promotional Companion Pass will reduce the number of changes you can make to your designated Companion in the 2021 calendar year. For example, if you earned a Promotional Companion Pass through this offer, changed your designated Companion twice during the validity period for Promotional Companion Pass, and then later in 2021 earned a Companion Pass, you would only be able to change your designated Companion one more time in 2021.

The Bottom Line

Holy ninja batman! This is a smoking deal.

The Southwest Companion Pass is usually acquired when you fly about 100 flights in a year. It’s regarded as one of the best deals in domestic travel, but it takes quite a bit of traveling to get one.

This promotion allows you to get what’s essentially a buddy pass after just flying one time!

The coronavirus pandemic is ultimately the reason for this and the impact it’s had on the travel industry, but it’s still crazy to think you can earn the Southwest Companion Pass in one flight.

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