Some of you added good ideas/suggestions to my post from 2 days ago. The best of those included:
- Apparently, for the Southwest Business card offer of 50,000 points, you can call 1-800-278-4370 and apply for it that way.
- If you’re rich in Marriott points, you should look at their Hotel + Air packages. They can be a very strong use of your points. As far as the Southwest Companion pass goes, you can earn it pretty damn easily this way. Take a look at Package 3. You could book a 7-night trip for 270,000 Marriott points AND earn 110,000 Southwest points for your trouble. This would automatically get you the Companion Pass (and a vacation).
- There was a long, complicated Amtrak point transfer that I’m not sure actually works. I’ll research it and get back to you.
- If you’re interested in tracking how close you are to reaching the 110,000 points, you can do it here. I’m not sure how necessary a “Companion Pass Tracker” is for most of you obsessive types, but it can’t hurt.
Again, the goal is to have your Southwest points post early in 2015. You want to have your Companion Pass for as long as possible!