Southwest Is Giving Away 2-month Companion Passes

Southwest Airlines is offering a Companion Pass giveaway with the purchase of one round-trip airfare for a limited time.

Travel + Leisure reported that Southwest requires online registration and the purchase of a round-trip or two one-way Southwest flight by 11:59 p.m.

CT on Aug. 30 for travel by Sept. 30 to receive a pass, which allows holders to designate one companion to fly with them for free. People can choose a buddy

"The Companion Pass is one of the most coveted airline perks in the industry, rewarding Customers for being part of our Rapid Rewards loyalty program,

Southwest Airlines' vice president of marketing, Jonathan Clarkson, told T+L. "As the airline with Heart, we want our Customers to 

feel appreciated for flying with Southwest, and what better way to do that than to offer Companion travel and experiences."

Travelers can switch companions three times during the offer. Companions usually travel free, but taxes and fees start at $5.60 each trip.

Southwest usually gives its companion pass to customers who fly 100 one-way flights or earn 135,000 points in a year. Travelers can earn points by using eligible credit cards

Southwest announced earlier this month that all passengers would travel same-day standby for free, joining other major US airlines.

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