Always wanted to try out the Southwest Companion Pass, the airline's famous buy-one, get-one pass? Well, this is your chance to earn one easier than ever: Take just one round-trip Southwest flight (or two one-ways) this September and earn free buy-one, get-one flights next winter with Southwest.
But this promotion ends today! You need to register and book those flights by today, Wednesday, Aug. 30, to earn that Companion Pass. You don't need to take that flight today, but you do need to register and book it before the deadline.
Here's how it works:
- Register for this promotion and purchase a roundtrip flight (or two one-way trips) with Southwest by today, Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
- Make sure you book flights that depart and land by Sept. 30 to earn this promotional Companion Pass.
- After you do, you'll earn a Companion Pass and bring a friend for free (plus taxes and fees, which start at just $5.60 for a one-way domestic flight) with you on any and all Southwest flights you take from January 8, 2024, through March 8, 2024.
That's right: Buy and take just one roundtrip Southwest flight, and you'll get a free Companion Pass for most of January through the beginning of March next year.
The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals in the world of travel, period. Depending on when and how you earn it, you can get nearly two years of BOGO flights. But earning the full Companion Pass requires either a ton of flying or earning a ton of points by opening Southwest credit cards.
That's what makes this promotion so great. Depending on how often you're able to put this pass to use in that month and a half, you could squeeze a ton of value out of it. Consider:
- It's good on every Southwest flight you book for yourself and a companion from Jan. 8 to March 8, 2024.
- You could book BOGO flights to almost anywhere in the U.S. for later this year, including Hawaii!
- Southwest also flies to Mexico, Central America, and throughout the Caribbean.
- Southwest will allow you to change your companion up to three times during the promotional period, which means you could get BOGO flights for yourself and up to three buddies from early January through early March.
- While you need to book a paid cash flight to earn this Companion Pass, Southwest confirmed you can get BOGO flights even when using your Southwest Rapid Rewards points to fly two for (nearly) free during the promotional period!
- Check the full terms and conditions.
- Southwest does not charge for checked bags or carry-on.
- You can cancel any Southwest flight and be given a voucher for later use (no fee). If you book with points you can also cancel with no fee and the points are re-deposited.
We've seen limited-time promos like this before to earn a few months of using the Companion Pass. Southwest ran a nearly identical offer last year.
Read our full guide to earning and using the Southwest Companion Pass!
How to Search & Book
- Search and book a cash flight (cannot be booked with points or a voucher) by Aug. 30 directly through Southwest – but you have to book by Wednesday, Aug. 30.
- Use the Southwest low-fare calendar to find the cheapest flights to earn your pass.
- Travel by September 30, 2023, to earn the limited-time Companion Pass.
This promotion is a steal! The Companion Pass is one of the best deals out there. Earning two months of BOGO flights by taking just one Southwest flight is an amazing opportunity.
If you've got travel plans for early 2024, don't pass this up. But be sure to register and book a flight for this September by today, Wednesday, Aug. 30!