Welcome to Rapid Rewards®.

We’re off to a great start. How about we take things to the next level? Three levels, actually. Each level on this site is designed to show you how to make the most of your Rapid Rewards experience. So go ahead. Click around. Have some fun.

Earning points is easy.
Rapid Rewards® makes it easy to earn points you can use for reward flights to go anywhere we fly. Not only will you earn points on flights, you can also earn points on everyday purchases with our Partners. If you’re ever a little short for a reward flight, just visit the Rapid Rewards Points Center and you can buy what you need.
Explore more ways you can earn.

Fly and earn.

Did you know you can earn more points depending on the type of fare you choose? You’ll earn six points per dollar on Wanna Get Away® Fares, ten points per dollar for Anytime Fares, and 12 points per dollar on Business Select® Fares.

Earn points with the Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card.

When you’re a Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Cardmember, you can earn:

  • Two points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® purchases made directly with the airline—and on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases.*
  • more

Terms and conditions

You will earn 2 points for each $1 of Net Purchases made directly with Southwest Airlines®, including flight, inflight, Southwest® gift card, and Southwest Vacations package purchases, and at participating Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Rental Car Partners. You will earn 1 point for each $1 of all other Net Purchases. You will earn 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points (TQPs) for each $10,000 of eligible Net Purchases. TQPs are used solely towards elite status qualification. You will receive 6,000 points after your Anniversary. (“Anniversary” is the date that is twelve months after your enrollment date, and the same date each twelve months thereafter.) (“Net Purchases” are purchases of goods and services made by you or any authorized user on your account minus any returns or refunds, and do not include balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that access your account, overdraft advances, interest, unauthorized or fraudulent charges, or fees of any kind, including an annual fee, if applicable.)


Terms and conditions

You will also earn 1 point for each $1 of balance transfers for the first 90 days from your account open date. Maximum point accumulation on balance transfers is 15,000 points during the first 90 days, which equates to $15,000 in balance transfers. Maximum TQP accumulation is 15,000 points per Year, which equates to $100,000 in Net Purchases. There is no maximum number of points that you can accumulate on Net Purchases. (“Year” means, for your first year as a cardmember, the period beginning with your Enrollment Date through your billing cycle with a December closing date of that same year. For each year thereafter, “Year” means the twelve billing cycle period beginning the day after your billing cycle with a December closing date through your billing cycle with a December closing date of the next year.) See Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Credit Card Program Rules and Regulations, which will be mailed after your account is established.


Buy, gift, or transfer points.

A little short on points? You can still reach a reward flight easily. Rapid Rewards® Members can purchase points for themselves, to give as a gift, or transfer them to another Rapid Rewards Member.*

Terms and conditions

Point Center transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. Purchased, gifted, and transferred points do not count toward tier or Companion Pass status. A credit card must be used to complete point purchase, gift, and transfer transactions. Points can be bought for personal use or as a gift in blocks of 500 with an initial minimum purchase of 2,000 points and a daily combined maximum of 60,000 points.

Rapid Rewards® Now You See It Game

Have your eye on earning rewards? Rapid Rewards Partners make earning points easy. Learn where to earn by finding differences in each photo to reach the next level and compete for the high score. Choose carefully. You have 60 seconds.


Travel plans with more rewards.

Wherever you roam, Rapid Rewards® gives you the opportunity to earn more points with our Car Rental and Hotel Partners at thousands of U.S. and international destinations. See our complete list of Partners.

Earning never looked so good.

Whether you’re buying a handbag, a new set of clubs, or are out to dinner, you can earn extra points with online purchases at Rapid Rewards Shopping® or at your favorite restaurants with Rapid Rewards Dining®. Learn more.

Earning points faster

Earn fast, redeem faster.
Did you know Rapid Rewards® has the best reward availability* of ANY U.S. airline rewards program? It’s true. Unlike other airlines, we don’t limit how many reward seats are available on our planes. Every seat is a reward seat.
*As reported in the Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 11, 2016, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.

Unlimited Rewards

With unlimited reward seats and no blackout dates, you can fly any day of the year, and if a seat’s available, it’s yours. Plus, your points won’t expire.*

Terms and conditions

Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months. Benefits apply to points transactions. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

Redeeming is easy!

The best part about earning points is redeeming them. Redeem your points for a reward flight by visiting Southwest.com.® There, you can log into your account, search for flights by points instead of dollars, and book your next trip.

50,000 Rapid Rewards® Points

Plan your next vacation.

Log on to our Destination Finder and see the 90+ cities you can fly to with the points in your account. Saving up for a future flight? You can set goals and track progress toward the destination of your choice with our Reward Flight Tracker.

Redeem for flights and more!

As a Rapid Rewards® Credit Cardmember, choose from rewards like these and create more moments to remember:

  • Southwest Airlines® flight with no blackout dates or seat restrictions*
  • Expanded international flight options to over 800 destinations on 50+ global carriers
  • Hotel stays and rental cars nationwide—your travel rewards don’t have to end when you step off the plane
  • Gift cards for Southwest Airlines and dozens of other merchants
  • Electronics, merchandise, sporting event and concert tickets, golf gear, and more

Plus use your points to access exclusive Cardmember events and experiences. Explore more.


Terms and conditions


The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card is brought to you by Southwest Airlines® and Chase. Southwest Airlines is responsible for the redemption of Rapid Rewards® Points toward benefits and services. The number of points needed for any particular Southwest flight is set by Southwest and will vary depending on destination, time, day of travel, demand, point redemption rate, and other factors and are subject to change. Rapid Rewards Points can only be transferred to the primary Cardmember’s Rapid Rewards account. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply, please visit www.southwest.com/rrterms. Southwest reserves the right to amend, suspend, or change the program and/or program rules at any time without notice. Rapid Rewards Members do not acquire property rights in accrued points and awards.

Rapid Rewards® Destination Match-Up Game

Southwest® flies to many of your favorite destinations. Test your memory and see if you can uncover them all. The further you go, the more challenging it gets. Ready, set, explore.

Status has its rewards too.
When you reach tier status, you’ll enjoy the benefits of Rapid Rewards® along with a whole lot more. Take a spin through the airport to discover all the perks you can look forward to with A-List and A-List Preferred status. Also learn about Companion Pass status, which lets you choose a Companion to fly with for an entire calendar year.

Free inflight WiFi

Want to stay connected at 35,000 feet? A-List Preferred Members enjoy complimentary WiFi as an exclusive benefit*.

Terms and conditions

On WiFi-enabled planes only. WiFi is complimentary for A-List Preferred Members.

The benefits of A-List status

Rapid Rewards® Tier Runner Game

Ready to be a symbol of tier status? See if you can collect enough coins and tier benefit power-ups in time to move from Rapid Rewards Member to A-List to A-List Preferred status.


Fly By® priority check-in and security lane access.

For A-List and A-List Preferred Members, Fly By access means less time waiting in line (where available).

Earn more points with every qualifying flight.

You can earn the benefits of tier status starting at just 35,000 Tier Qualifying Points or 25 one-way flights for A-List.*

Earn 70,000 Tier Qualifying Points or fly 50 one-way flights, and you’ll reach A-List Preferred.

A-List Members earn 25% more points on each flight, and A-List Preferred Members earn 100% more!

Terms and conditions

Tier Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights or through select Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase and are exclusive of bonuses and promotions.

Enjoy free same-day standby*

See a friendly Customer Service Agent at the airport to enjoy free same-day standby within two hours prior to your original departure.

Terms and conditions

*Free same-day standby is not available at Southwest® kiosks. Please see a Customer Service Agent at the airport for this benefit. New flight must depart within two hours of original scheduled departure, between the same city pairs, and on the original date of travel. On flights outside of the two-hour free same-day standby window, A-List and A-List Preferred Members will receive priority standby and will be required to pay the difference in fare if a seat becomes available. Free same-day standby and priority standby will not be provided for non-A-List or non–A-List Preferred Members in the same reservation.
All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

Dedicated phone lines

Direct access to an A-List or A-List Preferred Customer Representative is just a few digits away.

Take advantage of priority boarding.

Be one of the first to board so you can pick the seat you want and have earlier access to overhead bins.

Companion Pass status

Fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 Qualifying Points in a calendar year and you’ll receive Companion Pass status. Just designate your Companion, and they’ll fly free* with you for an entire calendar year.

*Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way.

Terms and conditions

Companion Pass Qualifying Points are earned from revenue flights, points issued on Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Cards, and points earned from Rapid Rewards Partners. Purchased points and points earned from program enrollment, tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and Partner bonuses do not count toward Companion Pass status.

Earning Companion Pass