Air travel has declined due to COVID-19, but Southwest Airlines is giving people an enticing incentive to take to the skies again: its Companion Pass.
The pass isn’t a new concept. Historically, the Companion Pass allowed frequent travelers to choose a companion to accompany them for free on any Southwest flight for the following full calendar year, plus the remainder of the year in which they earned it. It was obtained by flying on 100 Southwest flights or earning 125,000 points in a calendar year. Now, Southwest is making the Companion Pass much more accessible as part of its “Wanna Get Away” campaign for fall and winter travel.