New update as of 1/7/2016: We’re getting reports from friends that Chase is a bit stricter now when you try to sign up for multiple cards at the same time. Everything in this post below is still valid and doable, but we recommend you sign up for the first card, then wait at least 90 days before you sign up for the second one.
As of today, the Personal Southwest Premier gives 50k points, along with the Business Southwest Premier card that also gives 50k points. You can sign up for these two cards to get the companion pass. Remember, business cards are a bit trickier to sign up, and you most likely won’t get instance approval. After signing up for the business card, you’ll have to call in and answer a few questions so make sure you are ready for that. If you are not comfortable, you can wait until the Personal Southwest Plus card offers 50k points again (currently at 25k).
Remember, you can google something like “Southwest Plus Card 50k” to see if there are any links that offer 50k points.
Many of our friends often wonder how Tam and I travel so much around US, often visiting a new state or city every month or so. Well, the secret is, those flights were actually free for the both of us. We only had to pay for the hotel (see my budget hotel booking guide), and the car rental. So the average amount we spend for a domestic weekend trip to places in the US, is only about $500, which includes hotel, car rental, and food (free flights yay!)
The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best travel deals that are out there today. I will explain it in detail in the video below. The map above shows all the places Southwest fly to, that you could go for free!
Basically, you know how when you sign up for a credit card, the card will sometimes give you like 10,000 points, enough to redeem for like one $100 gift card right? Well this is similar, except you are getting about $3800 worth of flights for free, not just $100 dollars.
Now, getting this deal requires a good understanding, therefore I have created the video below to explain it to you. It is simply too complicated to explain in writing. Please watch the video to get a better understanding…
How to get the Southwest Companion Pass (15 Minutes)
After watching the video, there is much more details on the Companion Pass at this website below:
Main image above is taken from https://www.southwest.com/flight/routemap_dyn.html