Southwest Status Match Offer 2018
I love elite status challenges/matches. Over the past five years I have held elite status with a number of airlines, with most of it coming from such promotions. Most recently I was given both JetBlue Mosaic and American AAdvantage elite status. Now, a new Southwest status match offer has surfaced. Let’s take a look.
Southwest Status Match Offer
Submit proof of elite status with another airline and receive A-list status for 90 days. Extend this an additional 12 months by flying 3 roundtrip revenue tickets or 6 one-ways within the 90 day period.
Southwest Status Match – How to Register
To register for the Southwest status match, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
- First name
- Last name
- Rapid Rewards® number
- Screenshot of current elite status with a U.S. based carrier, other than Southwest Airlines
You can find the full details and terms of the offer here.
A-list status comes with the following benefits:
- Fly By® priority check-in and security access lanes (where available)
- Dedicated A-List phone line, reserved checkin
- Free same-day standby
- 25 percent earning bonus on all eligible revenue Southwest® flights.
Southwest Status Match – Analysis
This is a great opportunity to avoid the hassles of the Southwest boarding process by getting in the front of the line. Same day standby is also a nice benefit as well. Keep in mind that to extend your status you need to travel on 3 roundtrip or 6 one-way tickets that are booked AFTER you receive the match. This means any previously booked flights won’t count.
I personally put in for the match since I have some upcoming Southwest flights and I honestly wouldn’t mind getting a nice high A boarding position. Exit row/bulkhead here I come! 🙂 I haven’t decided yet whether or not I’ll try to extend for the 12 months since my Companion Pass expires at the end of the year and I primarily use points to fly on Southwest.
Did you get this Southwest status match? How do you plan on taking advantage of it? Let us know in the comments!
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Head for the exit row and skip the bulkhead. We recently made the mistake of grabbing 2 bulk head seats on the right side of the plane. There was actually less leg/feet room than a typical seat and no tray for your drink, tablet, laptop, etc. Just to make things worse, we sat for 2 hours at the gate watching all the luggage get soaked outside my window. It took 2 hours for the storm to pass. My husband said he wil never sit in Southwest ‘s bulkhead seats again!
A word of warning–you cannot make any changes to your itinerary or the flight won’t count towards status. So if you need to make a change, cancel the flight and rebook. I’m not sure if this means rebooking for just a lower amount of miles, a change in the time, or a change in destination–but you should cancel and rebook in any event so flight is counted (see T&C).
What is your strategy for getting a companion pass next year? My pass is also expiring and I’m over 5/24.
I haven’t decided. Could try to do it via shopping, but that would be a huge pain. To be honest I’ll probably just let it go. Not a huge Southwest fan truthfully, but B1G1 with points is sooo good.