Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card

Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card
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Card Features

Earn Miles
Free Checked Bag
Fraud Protection
No Foreign Transaction Fee
Concierge Service
Flight Change Fees Waived
Lost Luggage Coverage
Travel Assistance
Travel Accident Insurance
Car Rental Coverage
Apple Pay
Android Pay

The Sign-Up Bonus

  •  Earn 60,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points when you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months

Get These Perks

  •   6,000 bonus points after your cardmember anniversary
  •   Free checked bag

Pros & Cons

  No foreign transaction fees
  Free employee cards
  Earn tier status
  Earn Companion Pass

  $99 annual fee

  Limited redemption options

  Limited bonus categories

  Limited flight destinations

  No automatic tier status

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Written by Amy 2 years ago

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A good business airline credit card for business travelers who fly mainly in the Southwest and spend more than $10,000 a year.

Review of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card

The Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Business Credit Card is a great card for frequent Southwest business travelers. As a sign-up bonus you'll earn 60,000 points when you spend $2,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months, which can get you at least 1 roundtrip flight on Southwest. After your first year, you'll earn 6,000 bonus points every year after your cardmember anniversary. 

Although this card doesn't offer automatic A-List tier status or an automatic companion ticket, you can earn those perks with points:

  • Tier Status: For every $10,000 spent in a calendar year, you'll earn 1,500 tier-qualifying points (up to 15,000 annually). Tier-qualifying points help you reach A-List or A-List Preferred status faster which gets you perks like priority check-in, same-day standby, points bonuses (25% for A-List and 100% for A-list Preferred), and more.
  • Companion Pass:┬áIf you earn 110,000 qualifying points in a year or take 100 qualifying one-way flights in a calendar year you qualify for a Companion Pass, which allows one companion to fly free (plus taxes and fees). Once you qualify, you can use the Companion Pas for the remainder of the calendar year and the following calendar year.┬á

The main drawbacks to this card are that it doesn't have bonus categories for office expenses and that as a regional airline, Southwest offers limited flight destinations and has no partners to transfer points to.

The Bottom Line
Good no-frills business airline card if you fly in the Southwest, but because it lacks bonus categories for common office expenses and flight destinations are limited you may need to supplement with an additional business card that offers more bonus categories and more flexible redemption options.

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