Southwest is offering double Rapid Reward points for paid flights this fall. You must book between September 1st and November 18th. You must also fly between September 1st and November 18th to earn your double points. Register here.
Keep in mind, you only earning points from flying when paid with cash. Flights paid with points do not earn you points.
Let’s look at what you can earn, DOUBLE:
Standard “Wanna Get Away” fares earn you 6x points, which means you will earn 12x points during this promotion! Remember, 6x points are calculated on the base fare before government fees and taxes. On a $274 one-way flight from Phoenix to Orlando you’d earn 2,902 points during this promotion.
Standard earning is 1,401 points. Base ticket price is $241.90 before taxes and fees. ($274 after taxes and fees)
1,401 x double bonus = 2,902 Rapid Reward points for a one-way flight.
Southwest points are worth roughly 1.5-2¢ a piece. That means your 2,902 points earned from a $274 flight are worth about $55 towards travel! You can take a one-way flight from Phoenix to Seattle for 3,006 points, that means you’d have almost enough points just from taking your $274 flight to Orlando. Talk about free travel.
Sadly, these bonus points will not qualify for Companion Pass or A List status. If you already have Companion Pass, however, look at it this way: You are earning double points for paid flights and your points are worth double with companion pass! That means a $274 flight during this promotion earns almost enough points to get two people to Seattle one-way. How cool is that?
Unfortunately flights booked prior to September 1st will not earn you double points. Also, you must register for the promotion prior to taking off, but it does not have to be prior to booking your flight. If you booked a flight prior to today, you could cancel it completely and rebook since Southwest has no cancellation penalty. Just make sure the price of the ticket has not increased before cancelling and rebooking.
Only the Rapid Rewards® Member who received this offer from Southwest Airlines® is eligible for this promotion. Offer is nontransferable. Member must register for this promotion between September 1, 2016 and November 18, 2016, and registration must be completed prior to commencement of travel. Valid on new reservations for qualifying flights booked within the promotional time period. Member’s flight must be booked through Southwest Airlines between September 1, 2016 and November 18, 2016 for travel between September 1, 2016 and November 18, 2016 and completed between September 1, 2016 and November 18, 2016.
A qualifying flight for Rapid Rewards is a one-way revenue flight booked through Southwest.com® from an origin city to a destination city, including any intermediate stops and/or connections. Member’s Rapid Rewards account number must be entered at the time of booking. Rapid Rewards earned points are calculated using base fare. Member will receive 12 bonus points per dollar spent on Business Select® fares, ten bonus points on Anytime fares, and six bonus points on Wanna Get Away® fares.
Bonus points are in addition to the standard flight points earned through Rapid Rewards. Bonus points will not count toward A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification. Member will receive bonus points within four days after completion of entire ticket. Award, Companion Pass, Southwest Vacations® packages and reward travel do not qualify for this promotion. Changes made to this itinerary after purchase may eliminate qualification for promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.