Southwest Airlines to Extend Current A-List Elite Status Through 2021

By Paul Riegler on 16 April 2020
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Southwest Airlines said Monday that it plans to extend the current elite status of A-List and A-List Preferred members of its Rapid Rewards frequent-flyer program through 2022, given the severe decline in travel amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines announced similar plans last week.

The news means that A-List and A-List preferred members will see their status extended through December 31, 2021.

In addition, the airline will extend the expiration date of Companion Passes that are valid through the end of the year to June 30, 2021. It is also making it easier for Rapid Rewards members to meet requirements for elite status this year given the reduction in flying by giving all members 15,000 elite qualifying points and 10 flight credits.

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