Last Chance: Book One Flight, Earn 2 Months with a Southwest Companion Pass!
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Last Chance: Book One Flight, Earn 2 Months with a Southwest Companion Pass!

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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) and earn nearly two months of free BOGO flights with Southwest.

But this promotion ends soon: You need to register and book those flights by the end of the day today (Thursday, Sept. 9) to earn that Companion Pass.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for this promotion and purchase a roundtrip flight (or two one-way trips) with Southwest by this Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  2. Make sure you take that flight by Nov. 18.
  3. 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 Jan. 6, 2022 through Feb. 28, 2022

That’s right: Buy and take just one Southwest flight, and you’ll get nearly two months with a free Companion Pass starting early next year.
 

Southwest Companion Pass deal 

Register for this promo and book your flights now to earn the Companion Pass!

The 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.

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 this time last year.

Read our full guide to earning and using the Southwest Companion Pass!

That’s what makes this promo so great. Depending on how often you’re able to put this two-month pass to use, you could squeeze a ton of value out of this pass. Consider:

  • It’s good on every Southwest flight you book for yourself and a companion from Jan. 6 through Feb. 28, 2022.
  • You could book BOGO flights to almost anywhere in the U.S. for early next 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 February.
  • While you need to book a paid cash flight to earn this Companion Pass, once you’ve got it, you can book BOGO flights using your Southwest Rapid Rewards points!
  • Want to take it next level? Grab the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card and transfer some of the staggering 100,000-point bonus to Southwest. Once you’ve earned this Companion Pass, you can book two flights for the price of one using Southwest points!
  • Check the full terms and conditions.

Remember:

  • 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.

 

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Bottom Line

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 2022, don’t pass this up. But be sure to register and book a flight for this fall today before this promotion ends!
 

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16 Responses

  • I bought flights yesterday for Nov travel before this came out. Can I cancel and then rebook with the voucher funds for this to count? Or should my spouse rebook it?

  • I signed up for the rapid rewards & purchased my southwest flight yesterday 9/23 for 10/16. What do I do next to get confirmation about the companion pass?!

    • Hey Taylor! Once you are qualified for a Promotional Companion Pass, meaning you registered, booked, and traveled on a qualifying flight during the applicable dates specified in the promotions terms and conditions, you will receive an email from Southwest that includes information on next steps and how to designate and utilize the Promotional Companion Pass. Southwest intends to send this email to all qualifying Members within 10 days after the Promotional travel period ends on November 15, 2020. All details in Southwest’s promo terms here: https://www.southwest.com/companionpasspromo/?irgwc=1&clickid=XMvT7ESiVxyOWjLwUx0Mo3bxUkiSTp1Ckwtt240

  • This is great! I currently have the Companion Pass after YEARS of plotting to get it and make it stretch for almost two years. I finally got it in March of 2020…just as the pandemic was heating up. Needless to say, I haven’t gotten much use out of it last year or this year. I’m hoping I can figure out how to extend it into 2022. If anyone has any thoughts on how this promotion may help (or other thoughts on extending), I’d be grateful to hear them!

  • It looks like you can only use the pass for travel that happens in January and Feb, not “You could book BOGO flights to almost anywhere in the U.S. for next year, including Hawaii!”

    On the Southwest website:
    “The Promotional Companion Pass is valid from January 6 to February 28, 2022 and 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 flights purchased by you from January 6 to February 28, 2022, booked through Southwest, and completed between January 6 to February 28, 2022.”

    Am I reading something wrong?

  • I just booked a RT turnaround trip to PHX for $98 so I can get this promotion. Within the 2 months I’m more than sure I will have a trip or two used on this promo. But even 1 trip will be more than worth it.

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