The coveted Southwest companion pass is by far one of the best, if not the only, good thing about Southwest. With it you and a companion can travel anywhere Southwest flys for the price of one ticket (in cash or points) plus taxes, which usually equate to $5.60 per person per one-way. That’s a pretty slick deal right? Absolutely! In fact, it’s the best companion pass in the industry.
So, how do you get a companion pass? It’s pretty simple really. All you need to do is earn 110,000 qualifying Rapid Rewards points in one year. That may sound daunting, considering the Southwest credit cards only earn 1X points on all purchases other than flights (e.g. manufactured spending), but it’s not as bad as you may think.