Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Premier Card

The Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards® Premier Card offers 25,000 points for 1 roundtrip flight after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

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  • Rewards
    • 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases from Southwest Airlines, Southwest Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental Partners. View the details here »
    • 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
    • 6,000 points are awarded after your cardmember anniversary
    • Points count towards Companion Pass status, which you’ll need 110,000 points to qualify for. Companion Pass lets you choose one person to fly with you at anytime for a year
    • 15K Balance Transfer Bonus: Earn 1 point for every $1 in balance transfers, up to 15,000 points, in the first 90 days of account opening
    • 15K Tier-Qualifying Points Every Year: Earn 1,500 Tier-Qualifying Points for every $10,000 made in purchases, up to 15,000 Tier-Qualifying Points each calendar year
    • A-List Status: Benefits include priority boarding privileges, a 25% earning bonus, priority check-in and security lane access, standy priority, and a dedicated A-list member phone. To get this you’ll need to earn 25 qualifying one-way flights or 35,000 tier-qualifying points in a calendar year. More information can be found here »
    • Redeem points for travel benefits and getaways. International flights to over 800 destinations on 50+ global carriers, overnight stays at over 70,000 hotels worldwide, car rentals from major brands, amazing getaways, and gift cards from select retailers
    • Points never expire
  • Signup Bonus 50,000 points if you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months
  • Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature
  • Foreign Transaction Fee 0%
  • Intro Balance Transfer APR -
  • Regular Balance Transfer APR 16.24% - 23.24% *Variable
  • Cash Advance APR 25.24% *Variable
  • Penalty APR See Terms
  • Late Fee Up to $37
  • Returned Payment Fee Up to $37

Card Benefits

Check your card's Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them. Learn more about credit card benefits here.

Perks

  • No Change Fees
  • First and Second Checked Bags Fly Free
  • Southwest Airlines® Inflight Entertainment: Free live television. 19 live channels and up to 75 television episodes. And internet access for $8 per device per day on WiFi-enabled aircraft.
  • No Blackout Dates or Seat Restrictions when you redeem with points
This card comes with Visa Signature or Visa Platinum benefits. American Express will not disclose how they choose which you’ll get, instead they send you a list when you are approved for your card. These are currently listed on their site. For more information about credit card benefits check out our guide »

Shopping Benefits

  • Purchase Protection: Provides coverage for 120 days against theft and damage, up to $10,000 per claim, and $50,000 per account.
  • Extended Warranty Protection: Extends a manufacturer’s warranty by 1 year, for warranties of 3 years or less, up to $10,000 per claim, and up to $50,000 per account.

Visa Signature Travel Benefits

  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver: Provides coverage against theft and collision, as long as the car rental company’s own insurance is declined.
  • Roadside Dispatch: 24/7 help with roadside emergencies. Examples include tows, jumpstarts, tire changes, lockout service, winching, or gas delivery; $59.95 per service call. (Additional fees may apply.)
  • Baggage Delay Insurance: Get reimbursed for essential items if your bag is delayed or misdirected for more than 6 hours.
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement: If checked or carry-on bags are lost or damaged, provides reimbursement up to $3,000 per passenger.
  • Trip Accident Insurance: Accidental death or dismemberment coverage of up to $500,000 when you book travel with your card.
  • Travel and Emergency Assistance: Provides help with emergencies, including legal and medical referrals.

Visa Platinum Travel Benefits

  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver: Provides coverage against theft and collision, as long as the car rental company’s own insurance is declined.
  • Roadside Dispatch: 24/7 help with roadside emergencies. Examples include  tows, jumpstarts, tire changes, lockout service, winching, or gas delivery; $59.95 per service call. (Additional fees may apply.)
  • Baggage Delay Insurance: Get reimbursed for essential items if your bag is delayed or misdirected for more than 6 hours.
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement: If checked or carry-on bags are lost or damaged, provides reimbursement up to $3,000 per passenger.
  • Trip Accident Insurance: Accidental death or dismemberment coverage of up to $250,000 when you book travel with your card.

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