Southwest Airlines is offering a pretty broad status match right now to their A-List elite status. If you’re not familiar with A-List, here’s what you’ll receive:
Priority boarding is the biggest benefit to me, followed by same-day standby. A-List members get some of the best boarding numbers on Southwest, better than what you can buy with Early Bird boarding. And, Early Bird boarding costs $15 per one-way flight. So, there’s definite savings there.
While I don’t have a ton of Southwest flights out of my home airport of Washington-Dulles, I do fly them West of the Mississippi for business travel. On those flights, free stand-by would also save me money.
Business travelers would likely see a pretty decent savings from A-List status if they don’t have it now.
To qualify for the offer, you’ll need to prove that you have elite status with another domestic US airline. Once approved, you’ll receive A-List status for 90 days.
If you can fly a total of 6 one-way flights within that 90 days, Southwest will extend your A-List for a total of 12 months.
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There’s a link on the Southwest website where you can get more info. I don’t think the offer is targeted. Both of my children received the offer though my wife did not. All you really need to do to apply for the offer is submit your name, Rapid Rewards number and a screen shot of your elite status with another domestic US airline. This seems like a no-brainer to me if you have elite status elsewhere.
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