The Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card is a great card for frequent Southwest flyers. As a sign-up bonus you'll earn 50,000 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:
The main drawback to this card is that as a regional airline, Southwest offers limited flight destinations and has no partners to transfer points to.
Note that if you spend less than $10,000 a year, you can save $30 a year on the annual fee with the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus version of the card while still getting the same sign-up bonus and points earnings.
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