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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #980 on: August 23, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
Do you loose point when closing the card or are the point a seperate program?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #981 on: August 23, 2013, 04:12:28 PM »
Do you loose point when closing the card or are the point a seperate program?

No, you won't LOSE any points.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #982 on: August 23, 2013, 04:19:01 PM »
Thanks! Just wanted to make sure. Really never familiarized myself with Southwest program.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #983 on: August 26, 2013, 11:00:41 AM »
Trying to decide between a 2nd Southwest card and a British Airways card (Chase will only allow one right now).  Both have the 50k promo - the SW will get me up to 110k for the year to earn the companion pass, but I don't have any travel plans for 2014.  Is there a way to monetize the companion pass if I sell the miles or give them to family members, or is the companion pass only valuable if I plan to use the miles and free flights myself?  Thanks.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #984 on: August 26, 2013, 11:14:08 AM »
Trying to decide between a 2nd Southwest card and a British Airways card (Chase will only allow one right now).  Both have the 50k promo - the SW will get me up to 110k for the year to earn the companion pass, but I don't have any travel plans for 2014.  Is there a way to monetize the companion pass if I sell the miles or give them to family members, or is the companion pass only valuable if I plan to use the miles and free flights myself?  Thanks.
You can book other people with your SW miles very easily. IMO, if you don't have any travel plans, get the SW and have a companion pass in the case you do need to travel.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #985 on: August 26, 2013, 03:12:52 PM »
Do you loose point when closing the card or are the point a seperate program?


  FYI You will not lose the points, but you will lose the ability to redeem them for GCs if you don't have a SW card open.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #986 on: August 27, 2013, 02:06:36 AM »
Trying to decide between a 2nd Southwest card and a British Airways card (Chase will only allow one right now).  Both have the 50k promo - the SW will get me up to 110k for the year to earn the companion pass, but I don't have any travel plans for 2014.  Is there a way to monetize the companion pass if I sell the miles or give them to family members, or is the companion pass only valuable if I plan to use the miles and free flights myself?  Thanks.
you cannot use your companion pass unless you fly as well,
you must designate one person at a time as your companion
you can only change the person 3 times a calendar year,

so in order to sell your companion pass you must fly and the person paying for it must have been made companion earlier and be flying with you, and the amounts of times you can do this are very limited

so the answer to your question about monetizing the companion pass is, not really!

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #987 on: August 27, 2013, 08:41:55 AM »
Can someone confirm the min spend requirement for the premium card?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #988 on: August 27, 2013, 08:46:36 AM »
Can someone confirm the min spend requirement for the premium card?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #989 on: August 27, 2013, 09:58:41 AM »
Do you have to earn all the points to qualify for a companion pass by December? Or does it still pay to wait until January?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #990 on: August 27, 2013, 10:02:01 AM »
Do you have to earn all the points to qualify for a companion pass by December? Or does it still pay to wait until January?
All within a calendar year. If you have travel plans for this year, it may be worth it.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #991 on: August 27, 2013, 10:03:27 AM »
All within a calendar year. If you have travel plans for this year, it may be worth it.

So, I guess I have to spend it all by December. Too bad.
Did that change recently?
I thought I remember reading to wait until January so you'd have to pass for longer.
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #992 on: August 27, 2013, 10:15:28 AM »
So, I guess I have to spend it all by December. Too bad.
Did that change recently?
I thought I remember reading to wait until January so you'd have to pass for longer.
I believe that was in reference to waiting to do the spending/bonuses posting until the next year.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #993 on: August 27, 2013, 10:17:05 AM »
I believe that was in reference to waiting to do the spending/bonuses posting until the next year.

Why would it be worth it to wait unless you were allowed to earn the 110K not just within a calendar year?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #994 on: August 27, 2013, 10:21:13 AM »
Why would it be worth it to wait unless you were allowed to earn the 110K not just within a calendar year?
If you got your first card at the end of 2013, it would be worth it to wait to complete the spend until 2014 so that the bonus counts towards the 2014 CP.
For the 2nd card, it obviously wouldn't make sense to wait.

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #995 on: August 28, 2013, 03:17:44 PM »
Thanks.


Q can I book a flight now for myself and then next month when I get my companion pass call up and have a friend added to the ticket ?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #996 on: August 28, 2013, 03:27:38 PM »
Thanks.


Q can I book a flight now for myself and then next month when I get my companion pass call up and have a friend added to the ticket ?

Yes as long as there is an available seat on the flight

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #997 on: September 02, 2013, 06:56:46 PM »
Somebody asked this 5-6 pages up thread, but I'm going to ask again.

Can I somehow push of the completion of the 2k spending into January to gain an extra year of CP?

Here is my situation. I signed up for two SW cards (one bus and 1 personal). I signed up on August 13. I called chase and they said I had 103 days to complete spend. Thought it was 90 days, but rep confirmed 103 days. This would make the last day that I can spend November 24. Can I spend 1,999 before nov 24, and the last dollar on the 24. I would then call up and change the close date to the 20th. That would make it that it wont post before Dec 20.

How many days past the close date to the SW points usually take to post?

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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #998 on: September 02, 2013, 07:04:37 PM »
Somebody asked this 5-6 pages up thread, but I'm going to ask again.

Can I somehow push of the completion of the 2k spending into January to gain an extra year of CP?

Here is my situation. I signed up for two SW cards (one bus and 1 personal). I signed up on August 13. I called chase and they said I had 103 days to complete spend. Thought it was 90 days, but rep confirmed 103 days. This would make the last day that I can spend November 24. Can I spend 1,999 before nov 24, and the last dollar on the 24. I would then call up and change the close date to the 20th. That would make it that it wont post before Dec 20.

How many days past the close date to the SW points usually take to post?
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Re: Southwest Visa 50,000 bonus points
« Reply #999 on: September 02, 2013, 07:28:14 PM »
Past first close date or 2nd?