Match Your Airline Status to Southwest Airlines A-List Status

Southwest Status Match

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Early this morning, Southwest Airlines announced a new status match promotion. The airline is offering their A-List status for 90 days to anybody with any level of status with any other airline. Further, Southwest will 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.

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


Southwest Status Match


To match your airline status to Southwest’s A-List status you will need to email them at [email protected] and provide them with the following information:


  • First name
  • Last name
  • Rapid Rewards® number
  • Screenshot of current elite status with a U.S. based carrier, other than Southwest Airlines


Southwest Status Match


Our Analysis

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 unitil 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.


This status match offer from Southwest comes on the heels of the airline’s announcement that bookings have reduced on the airline since the carrier’s first fatal accident in April. The airline is projecting a 3% drop in revenue for Q2.


This offer is certainly an attempt by the airline to improve their bookings and revenue numbers and help them get back on track for their shareholders.


Bottom Line

Because I am a Delta elite, I will most certainly take Southwest up on this status match offer. I have a few scheduled trips with the airline this summer and A-List status will make those travels more enjoyable. To take Southwest up on this offer yourself, follow this link to match your status.


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