By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, email@example.com
Southwest Airlines has introduced a new Rapid Rewards Priority Card to add to its fleet of credit cards. This new card is the third Southwest Airlines credit card on the market, but we suspect that one of the three may go off the market in the near future. (More on that in a moment.)
Let’s look at the features of the Southwest Priority Card first, then we’ll compare and contrast it with the other Southwest credit cards.
The new Southwest Airlines Priority Card is a Visa credit card issued in partnership with Chase. It offers the following points reward formula:
- 2 points per dollar on Southwest purchases as well as on purchases from Rapid Rewards hotel and car rental partners
- 1 point per dollar everywhere else
- You’ll get 40,000 bonus points if you spent $1000 with the card in the first three months of having it.
- You’ll get an additional 25,000-point bonus if you use the card for at least $15,000 worth of purchases in the first year of having it.
- You’ll earn 7500 points on your card anniversary each year.
- You’ll get a $75 travel credit on Southwest purchases annually (but not on in-flight drinks or Upgraded Boarding, so mostly for actual ticket purchases or extra checked bags/oversized bags)
- 4 Upgraded Boarding reimbursements per year, so you pay for upgrades initially but get reimbursed
- 20% discount (reimbursement actually) on in-flight drinks, Wi-Fi, movies
- No foreign transaction fees on purchases outside of the United States.
- 1500 tier qualifying points for every $10,000 charged to the card (up to $100,000 in purchases per year/15,000 tier qualifying points). Note that reaching A-List status requires 35,000 points or 25 one-way flights on Southwest.