Southwest Airlines has announced a new status match promotion. Per Miles to Memories, the airline is offering their A-List status for 90 days to anybody with any level of status with any other airline.
Southwest will even extend the matched status for an additional 12 months if you can complete three round trip or six one way flights with the airline 90 days after your A-List status enrollment has been confirmed.
This complimentary promotional A-List promotion is available to you if you have not received promotional A-List status in any other promotion in the last 12 months. The airline offered a similar promotion last June, so if you took advantage, you will not be eligible this time around.
Thrifty Tip: Follow this link to the offer from Southwest Airlines.
Southwest Airlines A-List Status
Flyers who hold Southwest Airlines' A-List status receive access to the following benefits:
- Priority boarding
- A dedicated phone line
- Free Same-day standby flights
- Earn 25% more Rapid Rewards points on paid flights
- Priority Check-in and Security Lane Access
- First name
- Last name
- Rapid Rewards® number
- Screenshot of current elite status with a U.S. based carrier, other than Southwest Airlines
This is a great promotion and an easy one to take advantage of if you hold status with any other airline. To maximize the offer, it would be wise to wait until you can take advantage of the extended status offer (book three round-trip flights). By doing this, you can earn A-List status for an additional year.
Southwest's A-List status isn't earth-shattering, but not having to remember to check-in for your flight 24 hours in advance is worth its weight in gold in my opinion. I often forget to do this and end up in the C boarding group which all but solidifies my fate in a middle seat towards the rear of the aircraft.